You did well, Martin. Groomsport is a nice place to spend a summer's evening. Sorry I didn't catch you at the finish but my dinner was waiting for me at home. I'm trying to get some pace back and was happy enough last night. I was at the Waterworks parkrun this morning and there were quite a few familiar faces from Groomsport.
Well done too, Alwyn, and you looked like you enjoyed it better this year. Nice photo of you on NI Running - even with the dodgy headband .
Another gorgeous day for running (& cycling too, Martin) and got in a 13.1 mile hilly run this morning as preparation for the Dambusters. I'm also in for the TQ 25k and Belfast half marathon. I'm not sure about doing the half marathon again at Groomsport. Perhaps the 10k though?
I noticed from the Portaferry results that you're back, Littlest Hobo. Well done!
Most people do a pool based sprint triathlon first. The next one is at the Valley Leisure Centre in Sept. The swim is 30 lengths and competitors are placed in a wave with others of similar swim speed. The cycle is 20k and the run is 5k. Alternatively, try a super sprint such as the one at Ballyronan in August (300m swim, 10k cycle & 2.5k run). This is shorter and targeted at first timers, but you would need a wetsuit as the swim is in Lough Neagh. Look at the Triathon Ireland website for a list of the races coming up.