Here we are, the day of my first Triathlon had finally arrived!
The race wasn’t until 2pm in the afternoon, so had plenty of time to prepare and worry!
I had asked a few friends if they could come and cheer me on and their support was really needed. Am still thankful to Chris, Debbie, Gemma, Stuart, Karen, John, Hannah, George and Rob for being so amazing. Also to Rebecca and her family who were also fantastic on the day.
I went to registration, picked up my race number, safety pins and stickers for my bike and helmet. Off to the transition area where I laid out my kit.
The race itself consisted of
Swim – 400m (In Fritton Lake)
Bike – 14k (Road)
Run – 2.5k (On park trails)
I completed the Triathlon in 1 hour, 5 minutes and 46 seconds. Link to my splits – http://www.chiptiminguk.co.uk/ps/results/Fritton%20Lake%20Super%20Sprint%20Triathlon/28309
For the swim I decided not to wear my wet-suit, the water temperature was warm enough and I found I was stronger swimming breaststroke in just my Tri-suit. Felt really good on the swim.
On the bike section I rode my hybrid, and I really struggled. I hadn’t realised but my mudguard had got knocked while travelling to the event. It was rubbing against my back wheel the whole way round. I also hadn’t done enough cycling outside of the gym and found hills/wind very tiring.
The run was on a trail around the woodland at Fritton Lake. I was feeling pretty tired after the bike ride but determined to run/jog the 2.5k.
Overall I was so pleased with my result and felt a massive sense of achievement when I crossed the finish line. I completed a Triathlon and most importantly raised £1000 for EACH and Macmillan.
I did the Triathlon in memory of my Dad.