Friday, 29 July 2011

Full view||Back to messagesMarlow triathlon 1st and Alp D'Huez Long distance tri (14th overall and first Brit)‏

It's been a long time since my last report, but i've been busy racing.

Since Brazil I had a 2 week break and then I did a couple of Wednesday evening races in the F3 series. Where I got a win and a second place.

I then did an Olympic distance race, The Marlow triathlon, the following weekend, which is becoming a big event and went well with another win.

This Wednesday I did Alpe D'Huez long course triathlon as part of my Challenge Henley training.

The distances were 2.2km Swim, 112km Bike (over 3 major Cols, including Alp D'Huez at the end) and finishing with a Half Marathon at altitude.

With 2000 competitors, including many international pro's it was a true quality field. I started pretty steadily after having a bad time 2 years ago and blowing up at 4.5hrs.

This year I got to the foot of Alp D'Huez in 30th place and feeling really strong, I then threw caution to the wind and climbed into 14th place by the top of the climb.

On the run I held this position to finish top Brit and boosted my confidence with a 6hr plus race, 6 weeks before my first Iron distance event.