Well Ainsleysdad, 18.3 km is a lot better than the 17.67 I measured (inaccurately) online... that makes me feel a little better! I did try to measure it again and it comes to about what you recorded. I'm sticking to that.
That massive downhill near the end of the cycle was definitely my favourite part of the whole race.
Well done everyone who completed it! What an amazing day! I completely smashed my target time on the half... but I'm guessing that's because the run was short. Did anyone measure it? I tried to do it on mapometer when I got home and came up to 10.98 miles. I feel a bit of a faud now.
The swim was good as I was in one of the earlier waves and really tried to stay relaxed ... which worked until I swam into a massive jelly fish!
Anyway, a really enjoyable experience for my first half triathlon... however I now have absolutely no idea how anyone can do a full iron!
Thanks for the tips Ironshas! I like the sound of dolphin jumps... although it's more likely to be Hippo splashes!
I'm in the 0820 wave so I'm sure you'll come flying past me in no time. I'm only getting there on Saturday so my practice isn't going to be until I've gone through registration etc (I hope my wetsuit dries in time for the race!).
Let me know if you pick up any tips when you go out tomorrow!!
My first triathlon and my first sea swim so I really hope it's not too choppy. (Lucky I’m only doing the half!) I’ve been googling choppy sea swimming but most of the advice I come across says something along the lines of “make sure you practice”... which is a bit late now! I did see something about trying to stay log like... but that didn’t make much sense to me. Anyone got any advice they could share?
I am also wearing out my devices checking the forecast every 2 minutes. Accuweather seems to look more positive than BBC... so I’m sticking to the former!