It's a lovely day now here in York. Fog took a while to lift, but don't think it was too thick. hope it's like this for you all tomorrow. I'm on the first water station (it's near my house), so will be shouting you all on.
Good luck Mark and ignore the bad vibes. Not sure why people think someone is fair game just because they don't ask a question in a certain way, or even worse have their own views.
If you have a local tri club near you (which you will) then may be an idea to look them up. Would Leeds Bradford Tri club be near to you? They seem to do loads and I know they have some great coaches over there.
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.