Posted: 03/07/2012 at 09:23
(Very) short report, full report to follow.
Swim: Glub Glub splosh. can't manage freestyle. Switch to breast stroke for almost the whole way. Finish just inside cut-off. Tight wetsuit RRRRRIIIIIIIIIPPPPPPED from my quivering wimpering body by muscular young lady with the manner of school matron. Awesome.
Bike: FB and Petal saw me off at start. Pedal pedal pedal. Slow swim means lots of overtaking and shouting AARRRRGGGH at pedalling pirates. Windy. Unbelievable reception at pirate feed station. Passed Cornish digger who was suffering and Swiss Bobby who was worrying about Little sister. Rain. Hail. Sun. Relieved to finish but legs rather tired.
Run: Plod plod plod. started OK but steadily got slower. Very windy on the draaag up the lake towards the finish. Ended up running with Muffintop and later joined by Coach Barlos. Fantastic support around the course from pirates. Also from the non-pirate support staff. Finall got to the last lap around the lake. Muffintop sprints off into the distance like a startled gazelle. Stagger to the end. Fantastic to run down the finish tunnel with all the pirates cheering. Finished in just under 14 hours.
Great support as always from the pirates. Mrs Funkin tried to persuade me to do Lanza next year. Might think about it when my legs stop hurting.
Stunning result for Melli. Hope the ear gets better.