After the nightmare of Ibiza last year I decided that I was going to take a couple of years out from competing in the European Championships but when I heard it was going to be in Transylvania, I just couldn’t help myself (I have to admit I didn’t know that Transylvania was a real place).
In summary, brilliant race, fantastic location, well organised, enthusiastically marshalled, eye wateringly expensive and lots of fun. With the race fee, camping fee at Holkham and a night in a B&B (to keep Charlie happy – she is not a keen camper) having blown the Fowler race budget for the whole summer, a bad weekend
Coming into the race I was quite nervous as I’d been going quite well in training on the bike and run speed was coming along nicely – I’d even done some good brick sessions. All I had to do was survive the swim. Conditions were actually very good on race day having been quite miserable
I suppose the advantage of writing a late report is that others have said most that needs to be said, but after Graeme’s report this one is going to be quite bland. I was also waiting to see a picture of myself wearing the Centurion helmet, but I haven’t seen it yet to add to
Bit late but here’s my story from the Centurion. The swim start is often a grind a good pace is quite hard to find. So in my wetsuit I farted, just as the ace was started, and scared the poor lady behind. Now I do not usually swim fast, and many others kept splashing their
Entered back in October during the early bird offer. Had it in my mind that it was somewhere in the middle between a standard distance and 70.3 race. Early part of the year was generally spent running with non-existent swimming and occasional cycling. Didn’t think much about training for the event until April/May when I
A bit late to the party, but here we go, a long report for a long race. I have raced the Centurion (metric of course, I don’t do made up measurements systems) for the first time on Sunday. It was my first longer-than-standard distance race, and as such a guaranteed PB as long as finished.
According to Garmin Swim 32.51 T1 5.38 Bike 2.59:02 T2 2.15 Run 1.30.52 Total: 5:11.23 According to chip (sorry something looks wrong about the chip times)Swim: 35.12 T1 2.50 Bike 03.00.50 T1 1.55 Run 1.25.12 Total: 5:06:01 Into: I was motivated to enter the Centurion (Metric), by the need to lose some pies. Weight in
My Centurion race report ….. I’ll try not to repeat what’s been said before, although thanks to all the marshals and fellow TFers for the support. In the run up to the event I had in mind a target of sub-7 hours …. Then I checked last years time; 6h 57m, and changed my target
Much has already been said about the race so I will keep this report brief. It was fantastic to see so many triforcers before and during race and great to participate in a local long distance event. I had not planned to race yesterday thinking that my body might still be too broken from the