I think its daft moving the date. It was simply bad freaky weather (and not being prepared for it) that could happen at any date in the colder months. Simply the British weather for you. Theres as much chance of it happening on any new Spring date as the original. And Rutland was stunning in years 1 and 2 with the autumn leaves turning.
Flywaway, haha fabulous report You were grinning and buzzing so much when you finished it was unbelievable!
And your such a sandbagger, claiming your standalon marathon is 3.30-40 ish I can't remember, Outlaw marathon circa 4hrs. You must have almost set a marathon PB! Whoohoo!!!! Fair play to your mentor and the training you put in, you've improved hugely. Killed me onthe swim, I had few excuss but 1.18 FFS. Killed me in T1 too, I was nearly 6 mins, you werent so slow there. Dropped me on the bike at an aid station, couldn't believe how long it took me to reel you in. And if you hadn't slipped that chain...I might REALLY have had a race on my hands, as you were just a minute behind me!! Out splitted you on the run by just 30 secs!!!! I can keep my pride there thank goodness. I was (relatively) sprinting the last 1/2 lap for a sub 11 just like you, amazing feeling isnt it.
I wondered if you'd claim your Kona place, so pleased you have. What are you like racing in the heat tho!!?
Did AG IronLaydee No.1 Sarah claim hers too?
+1 for the pirate support, you guys n gals were awesome as usual