Posted: 30/05/2016 at 09:10
2old - very well done on another marathon, not fun in the heat, I'm sure the beer went down well.
aa - please send me some of your swimming skill.
Outlaw half ironman triathlon for me yesterday and it went well, stayed in Nottingham overnight but still a 03:45 wake up to get sorted as transition opened at 05:00. Still a bit of a rush as very busy on the roads and there were one or two still arriving as transition closed. Weather was cold and overcast with an annoying wind.
Swim - start/finish had been changed due to some dodgy blue/green algae in one corner of lake only difference meant a short run after swim finish to T1. Long out and back with 4 waves 10 mins apart. I was in wave 3. Lake was a bit choppy and even though I thought I started near the back a little bit of bumping and barging over first 50 metres or so. My swimming is what it is and out in 50 minutes needless to say i was overtaken by a few from the last wave(speedy swimmers don't you just hate them)
T1 - my normal faffing, put my long sleeve bike top on over my tri suit and glad I did I was still cold on the bike and some just going tri suit option looked freezing on the bike.
Bike - Someone said course was flat, bollox, yeah only one hill you could call testing but plenty of rolling roads. Overtook plenty on the bike. Very happy with bike time of 3:05 especially with the wind.
T2 - no issues apart from not turning number from back to front but marshal let me know
Run - flat route and all good, done in 1:44.
Good event, hot meal available afterwards and good feed stations.
So final time of 5:51 and very happy with that, nice medal and so need to up my swim and bike distance from now on while keeping the running ticking over. Don't feel too bad today just a bit washed out.