Posted: 20/09/2015 at 18:29
Just a late check-in from me.
Big thanks to Seren and Barley for their vociferous and energising support, despite the fact that I wasn't in Pirate kit. Special mention also to Blisters who gave me a boost when I met him on the Saturday - I was feeling a bit wretched at the time, having been up half the night with an upset stomach, and was struggling on a very gentle run. I don't know what you said, Blisters, but I started feeling better after that!
I got what I had hoped for out of the race - conquered my swim demons and made it through this time! The rest went ok too, though gut rot returned for the run - sounds like I wasn't alone.
It was a bit irritating to find out I was only 5 seconds behind my AG winner, but this was always going to be my last IM, as long as I finished, so maybe it's as well I wasn't 6 seconds quicker!
Sorry to those I missed, and especially to Slim who I was hoping to see a bit more of, though you were suffering by the time we spotted each other.