Posted: 16/08/2015 at 09:33
Swimrun is brilliant fun
Racing with a partner is great (small differences in speed seem large but taking it easy on sections allows you to soak up the event and enjoy it, plus he stopped me going off course 6times which would've seriously added time if I'd been racing solo)
Use hand paddles on the swim
The course from yesterday was stunning - there wasn't an inch of it that wasn't jaw droppingly beautiful
It is definitely on my list to do again next year
Apparently the 3 lead teams contained some internationals (top 3 were all Europeans).
Fun fact: the "race expo" consisted entirely of a recruitment table for UK Special Forces Reserves - that was a bit of a clue at the start as to how hard this would be. Brilliant.