Firstly, the guys that got round the course during alledgedly the worst storm in 35years in that area I salute you. Just amazing. Also, terrifying. Was glad to see each of you off the bike safely.
My race report is short and not so sweet. Generally, I vomited my way round the swim. There has been many conversations as to the reason. Seren believes she gave me a lurgy. Overheating, polarised goggles, over buoyancy and of course swallowing - sea water! Whichever, it wasn't nice and at one point did contemplate getting out. However, I was quite determined to continue. So I did. Swim 1:47... Seren, thanks for the kooch!
I went into T1 feeling shocking. I continued into the portaloo feeling shocking in there. LittleClown gave me some encouragement before she headed off on the bike. I may not have responded very well!
I had a small bottle of Coke on my bike to get rid of the salt and a sugar boost. Managed a swig but the nausea stayed. So the bottle stayed on my Tri bars. Stopped twice on the way to the 1st feed station to bring back up anything I had consumed. A tiny bit of Snickers and some energy drink. 1st feed station tried a bit of water, didn't go well. Made it to 2nd feed station, took some coke and managed to keep that down. Felt a bit better. The hail and rain improved my mood, plus the knowledge I was now last on the bike course. I managed to speed up to get to town at the end of the 1st loop within cut off. Caught up with LittleClown. Massive storm ensued with quite amazing thunder and lightening. At which point I had to make a decision. I can't say I'm happy to have pulled out. In fact I'm gutted. But it's done we move on.
Thanks for all the hugs and positive vibes sent my way. Thanks for the lovely week. Bring on Lanza x