it took about 3 hours to warm up...drove home with the heaters on, got home hot shower, bowl of soup, four layers and a hat. Ooh, I've just looked at the official results...4th last! woo! doing the black and yellow proud!
Ooh, that was cold! I wasn't last out of the pool! But the swim was pretty rubbish. Last year I picked off most of my wave on the bike but this year they must have been doing that training thing cos I only got two. it was really cold so I struggled to get the legs going run. Overall 1hr 43 which is 10 minutes slower than last year.
It was a pretty big field compared to previous years and everyone seemed to fit and eager which is great. I spoke to loads of novice racers who were there to see how it goes, i think most of them enjoyed it although a couple of blokes did a complete change of clothes in transition which was interesting and one lass put her bike helmet on and then couldnt understand why she couldnt get her bike top over her head . My race was pants but it was a fun day. Did I mention how cold it was?
Lol...nah, no worries . This is my third year of triathlons and I'm not taking it serious, although I will tell everyone about my £100 second hand road bike. I'm guessing that most folk's bike shoes cost more than my bike. I always give them a cheery hello when I overtake.