I have survived my first aquathon 💥My decision not wear a wetsuit was a good one. From the moment I put my toe in the water I knew it would be too hot for a wetsuit. Not that is quickened my transition 🤷♂️Started slightly away from the pack and didn’t get too many kicks during the swim.
The last few years I’ve been focusing on the longer tri events but recently I decided to put a bit of fun into my training and try to speed things up a bit so I entered this. Well the forecast was for lightning so I didn’t really think it would go ahead. I arrived ready
Wet morning at Stanborough today wondering if the thunderstorm was heading towards us! Wetsuit or No Wetsuit that was my second thing I needed to put more thought into. Well I was planing on wearing it but decided against it with about 5 minutes to go as I didn’t want to wash and dry it
So… where to start… It’s been 8 weeks since I completed my first Olympic triathlon and became the Herts Champion and so there was definitely some nerves around but overall was excited to get back out racing. So the swim was the toughest I have experienced so far in my recent move to Triathlon. Firstly
Quick race report before we head off on holiday (Alps and heatwave here we come…) Um swim – terrible. Beaten up from the start – punched and kicked round every buoy on first lap – so far behind by second I couldn’t do much to limit the damage. All good practice at how to get
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