Hi, I'm a newbie to triathlon, have been a runner for many years and now progressing on to multi discipline.
The running and bike will take care of themselves as I have no problem with them, however, I am looking at open water swimming and as I am only new into this is it worth buying one of the cheaper models of wet suit from Ebay (£25-£50) or will I regret it and wish I had spent more???
Hi everyone, managed to get my ballot entry in today for next year before the system filled up, I can't remember a year when it closed out so quickly!!!
Sorry to hear about your nightmare Miggito, I melted down a little, also due to going off too fast but luckily for me the wheels didn't start wobbling until mile 20 or so, the last 10k was a bit of a battle of attrition with me trying to block out the pain and stop my brain from convincing me that walking would be quicker than the pace I was going at, my Garmin splits would prove to me later that my mind was playing tricks on me as I was still 8 minute miling at that point!!!
I went through the half point at 1:32 and finished in 3:19, so only 4 mins outside my goal, which I can't be unhappy with . just need to try and be more even paced, I just got carried away with the moment for the first 18-20 miles!!!
Paul, that is a great run, and I completely agree with you about the fantastic support throughout the whole race.
Roger, that is amazing, sub 3 hrs with a burn up at the end, just how an all out marathon should be done!!! I bet you were chuffed once you had recovered.