Drafters…. a definite downside in this race is the amount of drafting and lack of visible draft marshalling. Number 224, I so have your number, you are a cheat. I know how you roll. I saw you draft anyone and everyone including the lead lady. Don’t bother with your expensive Kask helmet for aero, you don’t need it. I am glad I passed and repassed you seven times and told you off. You’re a weak cyclist and try to benefit from stronger athletes. You only cheated yourself so you suck. Glad you finished ages behind me, and glad I didn’t let you ruin my race. Ok rant over 🙂
The pressure was on, unluckily it didn’t go well. I was far too conservative on the bike. Maybe after Lanza I was expecting a climb that never truly came, especially after the monster !!%+ gradient at some point, and heat is something to account for.
- Beer after race, Spanish atmosphere is great
- Good swim, strong bike
- Enjoyed myself entirely
- Lost tool box
- Mushrooms from day before hadn’t digested and wreaked havoc. Note to self, only eat mush the day before.
- Need more weight work
- Lost race number – gasp!!! (always check these are waxed both sides)
I did the race with Alastair, but I saw both Mark and Alastair the day before at registration and racking up. That’s one of the pains with the New Forest races is the compulsory registration the day before, it means having to drive down. But it was good to see both of the guys after what has seem some time.
The inaugural event of the Arundel Castle Triathlon. A well organised race, wonderful river swim, excellent cycle course (one slightly challenging hill) and a magnificent downhill, with a honest little run though the run is perhaps a tad short to make a town square finish. Nice race photos pushed through to Face Book by official race photographer.
It’s the first time I’ve done this race. I enjoyed it immensely it was good to see Mark there as well as a couple other faces of the squad. In keeping with my new abridged format.
I haven’t done one of the traditional race reports for a while.