Well raced all those that finished, and commiserations to those that didn't for whatever reason. Felt particularly sorry for GB (I'm guessing? who I saw walking pretty early on the bike, but was OK when I asked on the way past).
That was me... Don't worry I had an enjoyable day still. Long standing puncture problem showed it's ugly head again as I got my second puncture after just 33km. Decided to then just have a nice jog back to transition... though 6km with barefeet pushing my bike has left my calves in a bit of a state ever since. Got a few funny looks and told a few people I was just practicnig my transitions
Amazing to see so many people stopping/slowing down to offer inner tubes to a stranger.
Was a bit gutting as I wanted to go for a decent time and position. ~34m for the swim and was holding over 34kph for the bike so believed I was on for a 4:35 total for the race. Wasn't my A, or even B race though, hence only taking 1 inner tube. Ho hum...
Decided to hang around the feedstation for a while before moving on to the run course to shout at a few club friends. Sorry I had to dash off quite early and didnt meet many of you.
I'll bew there but have rented a cottage with club mates. May also not be in piratey yella n black unfortunately as I could be in club colours, but will still give all a roar (and probably have a piratey visor on as well)