This is Kathryn, Femke, Ahmed, Sarah and moi just before the start.
My goals were:
- Don't stop on the run, and follow through from the hip (Thanks Damon!)
- Improve on (my best) 6min30 per km run time
- Cycle with fast RPMs and do it in under an hour
- Swim non stop and pass lots of people in the pool
Well, I did all that. Yay me.
I ran 6 minute kms (4 km in 24:07)
I did the 18 km cycle in 47:45
In training I had got down to swimming 300m in 5:40, but in the race I did it in a pathetic 7:07.
I meant to do tumble turns in the swim as I had been in training but there were just too many people hanging around at the ends to do it safely. I did pass about 20 people in the pool though. Note also my high elbow and streamlined head and body position in this shot; excellent form.
The official time is 1:18:59 which put me in 14th place (out of 20) in my age group, and 38th (out of 72) out of all the women.
All photos taken by my personal photographer on his new camera. Thanks Sammy!