Sunday, 22 May 2011

Tri Grand Prix UK Race Report‏

My first Tri longer than an Olympic, but I was treating it purely as a training exercise, a way of enforced training.

Only just got there on time after leaving maida vale at 5.10 with bike loaded (my mrs was doing the sprint). Very picturesque swim and small field. Two events a HalfIM and a Sprint Tri. Well organised and two free t-shirts to boot.

Enjoyed the swim...probably explains my time though - that and the fact my better half can spot me in the water from my 'distinctive' stroke (43mins).

Bike was tough - not much padding on my new saddle as was noted only this week (good observation darren!) That and the wind. At one point downhill into wind and wasn't breaking 30km! Think these are the correct expressions but I got chicked and bloked all over the place on the bike. (3.11)

Got my own back on the run and unlike Victor I am going to claim the full 21km that it states on the website ;-) that made it a half marathon pb by 11mins in at just under 1.24.

Total - 5.23 (102nd)

More RP and HHH for me I think - see y'all wednesday!

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