Posted: 15/06/2015 at 09:59
Thank you guys for your kind words. Good to meet you Banksy and glad you've got that ticket validated.
SgtLard - sorry to hear you DNF. On the upside there's a whole year to train before next year's race, sure you'll bounce back. It's all a big learning curve, and we all had lessons yesterday!
EP - did you end your day after the swim? Anything you think you could have done differently?
I had a bit of a charmed day on Sunday with regards the organisation. Got there early, saw some friends in the bus queue (they were just behind us). Our bus left promptly and full and we were at the start with loads of time. They were shuffled around and had a nightmare getting to the start!
Felt pretty good myself but was severely hampered by pre-race nutrition - some big pizzas the night before did NOT sit well and my stomach was a nightmare from the moment I got on the bike. A quick pit stop in the woods at 11km into the run (sorry for anyone who had to see that!!). Then the lack of fuelling put paid to a fast finish, but was happy to hang on. On the upside it means I'm relatively fresh today.