Posted: Yesterday at 21:53
I had my first DNF ever at Outlaw.To be honest it was a disaster from start to where I finished.
My first mistake was forgetting my timing chip, I got to the waters edge and a marshall asked me where my chip was? SHIT 5 minutes to go , I ran back to the tent in bare feet and wetsuit, tipped my bags out but couldnt find it, I started running back to transition as I got to the car park I heard the horn go for the start of the swim, I ran as fast as I could to see if I had put my chip in my swim/bike bag but no luck, as I started throwing my kit about in a rage a lady marshall asked me what the problem was, I told her and she said I will get you another chip folow me and another marshall put all my kit back in my bags.so with my new chip I ran down to the lake to the cheers of the crowd and dived in.
I was 18 minutes behind the rest of the field and started to swim like crazy but it was no good, I wasnt swimming I was panicking so I told myself to calm down and managed to get into a rhythm of sorts slowly I started to gain on the backmarkers, Once I had caught up I relaxed and said to myself "your back in the game now" so I got my head down and ploughed on, I came out of the water 1:54, but my garmin which I started as I dived in said 1:36. which is faster than 2013.