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Challenge Henley « Bella Bayliss's Blog


Challenge Henley

On Sunday at 4am Granny and Grandad Bayliss moved into our hotel room to look after Charlie for the day and Stephen and I left for the Challenge ahead.
At 6.30am the gun went off. The swim was in the River Thames in Henley which is a beautiful place. The water was cold but actually once swimming hard it seemed a good temperature for swimming in. We swam against the current till the turn around. The only problem I had in the swim was getting caught in a strap around my wrist which was hanging from the turnaround bouy, …for a few seconds I was stuck!
I found the bike hard work but I just plugged along best I could till the end!
I found the run course fun. It had lots of different parts to it, and coming through Henley and the spectators 3 times was uplifting.

on the run at Challenge Henley

I did what I could on Sunday. I am not a flying supermum like Gina Crawford yet! Gina is going so strong. She did an amazing race on Sunday and was in a different leauge to me. But I am happy with my 2nd place, it was a good training day for me and a good pay cheque.

Stephen did brilliant, it was very special to see him win.

Charlie had a good day with Granny and Grandad, playing in the parks of Henley all day long :)

We will all recover from Henley and have a sit down and a think about what race we will do next.

ThankYou Challenge Henley for a great race. See you next year!

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