Hi Mark. Hope you enjoyed the tri today? I thought your questions werent that daft, so don't be put off aiming for IM next year. He who dares wins and all that.
The officials and marshals were all really helpful so I'm sure they answered your questions. Hope you didn't bother with tri bars - people I saw with them on had no real chance to use then it was such a wiggly narrow route.
Bally - the swim was a bit mad. It was really shallow for most of it, so very silty and murky. Never scraped the bottom of the lake so much in a swim!
They put a lot if effort in it making this a day out for people and helping first timers. May not be my fave event in terms of a flowing course, but chapeau to the efforts put in to get people in to the sport using closed road circuit etc.
The site isn't working properly for me either. Trying to register the other half and it just crashed. Now when i go back in it says his user name is registered, but when I try and log in get an error. Hm.