Posted: 21/07/2014 at 19:27
Hiya quiet here today !
NP much respect to you for your TRI very well done indeed great report , there are uncontrolable factors in every race I guess but at with just running all we have to worrry about is the weather ! still impressive in spite of the bike problems ! im tempted by this weekends events ( watching my son ) to take up TRI myself a new challenge !
SM6 nice long run !! good mileage
AFG mad !! but impressive !
Fiona brilliant cycle ! sounds a tough ride !
I went to Bolton to watch my son Ben do his first Iron man ! I cant begin to describe the pride I feel the whole event was awesome !
We were up at 3 !! to make the journey to Pennington flash for the swim start having set up T1 and 2 on the saturday ... watching 2000 athletes jumpimg in the water at 6 in the morning to swim 2.4 miles was unreal !
My son did the swim in 1.15 , after watching him get in the bike I ran to T2 back at the stadium while he rode 112 miles ! I ran a mere 10 I saw the leaders come into T2 after just 5 hours 45 minutes !!! then embark on a marathon
Ben took 6.40 on the bike , i cheered him in and out of T2 took loads of pictures cried , face booked everyone the pictures and updates then caught a bus to the finish !
4 hours 19 mins later my son became an Iron man !! total time 12.34 I caught the whole of his finish down the red carpet on my ipad ... all the athletes get their own finish ! name called out ! music blaring crowds shouting Ben you are an iron man !!! brings tears to my eyes just posting this .... Im so proud !
Oh and I have run 5 miles today (tissues again sniff sniff )