Posted: 15/09/2013 at 16:10
Ok so here is my race report, I know it is a little late but I have only just got back home, so here we go.
Having t work on Friday I travelled down to Tenby early on Saturday morning, I was camping at Kiln Park for the weekend but couldn’t put my tent up until after 1 pm. So I walked into Tenby to register while I was waiting, because I wasn't able t put my tent up I had to get my bike and transition bags ready in the car park, not ideal but it wasn't to bad.
With transition bags ready and bike ready I wandered over to Tenby again to rack my bike. After racking I wandered around the town a bit to see if I could find any friendly faces, or lacking that any pirates, and bumped into Hope, Meldy, Mat and Seren. I popped back to their rented house to relax where I was met Mouse in only a towel.
I woke up at 5 on Sunday morning and got ready and wandered over to Tenby to the race start. After going for a quick toilet break I saw Seren in the middle of a group of men.
The walk down to the beech seemed to take a long time, and by the time I got down there it was about 1 min to 7 and the anthem was playing, so no time to get into the water before hand.
Before I knew what was going on the horn blew and we were off, I was on the right hand side, so would be on the inside for all of the turns. I wanted to take it easy in the swim, and the first lap went without any incident, I was on the right hand side of most of the pack so didn't have many people around me apart from the turns. Exited the water for the first lap in 39 minutes, so I was taking it a little to easy for the first lap, so the second lap I concentrated a little more and again with no incident the second lap was 36 minutes for a total of 1:15:46, a little slower than I would have liked but still not to bad.
Wet suit quickly off before the run back to transition, the run back was great, no chance to walk with all the crowd cheering so much, the atmosphere the tremendous and this would be the same throughout the day.
Sitting down in transition, with loads of helpers coming over asking if I wanted any help to change, I was just wondering what to wear, with the weather not looking to bad I considered just going out in my tri top, luckily I put my arm warmers on the stuffed my gillet into my back pocket and off I went. T1 14:31 with the 1 k run.