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London Triathlon

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

I kept my recent race fairly quiet as I was not going to get a top result. I know it sounds negative but it was more of doing what I had to do. Some of you will know that over the last few months I have been trying to qualify for the commonwealth games so I can represent my Island of Jersey.

I already had my two times needed going in to the weekend so all I had to do was beat 1 of the other 3 Jersey athletes.

The swim went to plan, came out the water just behind Harry Wiltshire and Stu Hayes. On to the bike we had a group of around 8-10 guys. It wasn’t the most organised group and at times I was getting frustrated. I felt really good and wanted to attack. After some time Stu gave me the nod to attack and so we did. At first it didn’t work but after 4 atempts not just by us, the group seemed to suffer a bit and I went to the front. It wasn’t a big attack at all but I found myself up the road so I put my head down, Stu followed me and we commited. Going on to the run we had about 20 seconds. Wish we had gone earlier, just to see what we could have achieved but realistically it was probably for the best.

The run was just a steady run after seeing the gap I had from my team mates and saved as much energy for this wekeneds Bolton Ironman. Hopefully I get the result I want after saving myself in London. It was a a good smart workout a week before IM.