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Challenge Aarhus « Bella Bayliss's Blog


Challenge Aarhus

Last week I travelled to Aarhus in Denmark without Stephen and Charlie. I was nervous about being away from Charlie but in the end it sounded like Stephen and Charlie did absolute fine without me! With the help of Megan, Stephen was able to train as he needed to and Charlie got to play with Megan!
Yesterday was the race, it was a half distance. I raced it last year too but this year the course was totally different for the swim and bike. It was forecast to rain like last year so I was prepared for a cold wet race but in the end the sun came out and it made for very pleasant racing conditions!
Lisbeth and I seemed to find each other in the swim again just like last year, we battled our way around and came out some good few minutes down on Jodie, Camilla and Michelle.
On the bike Tamsin Hayes from New Zealand and I rode with similar strengths around the 2 lap twisty bike course. When I got off the bike I really felt like I had my run legs which was a nice surprise and left Tamsyn and went on the chase for Michelle. I never caught Michelle but got a lot closer to her than I was at the start of the run.

on the finishing carpet at Challenge Aarhus 2013. 4th place

It was very nice to have a positive race after such a disappointing day at Ironman Lanzarote.
Well done Camilla for the win, Jodie with the close 2nd and Michelle for 3rd. The 3 of them were very strong.
ThankYou Challenge Aarhus race organisers for a well organised fun race, hope to see you again next year.

Now I am on the train to Copenhagen Airport, it’s quite a treat they provide Internet while you travel!
Am looking forward to being back with Stephen and Charlie!
I’ll keep you updated with what my next race is,

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