Well done all you Wales finishers. Just looking at peoples pictures of their white finisher t-shirts, the quality looks pretty poor compared to what they were in 2013 when they were a smart black technical polo shirt, 2014 they were a black technical t-shirt and both of mine are still going strong.
What are they like in the flesh? The Weymouth finisher t-shirts from a week ago are bobbins, mine has already started to disintegrate.
Don't get me wrong I enjoyed Weymouth, it's not Tenby though. Pubs, bars, restaurants & the hotel we stayed in (Best Western) were all very welcoming, in fact a Turkish shop owner last night was wishing us well and saying he was looking forward to next year, hoping we had enjoyed Weymouth and saying what a great thing it was to have in Weymouth.
However, on Saturday afternoon, some cafe's along the esplanade closed at 4pm just before the athletes left The Pavilion following the athlete brief and poured out onto the streets. On Sunday pubs in Old Harbour didn't start serving food until 7pm, some were closed altogether. There must be some rich owners in Weymouth, either that or they haven't sussed out the pot of gold that IM brings to their town. Maybe it's the demographics of the town, it struck me it's full of old codgers, a retirement town like Bournemouth used to be, maybe they all moved along the coast and maybe it will never take off like Wales?