Sorry I’m a little late on the race report !
Last weekend was the opening race on the ITU WCS circuit . Arriving at race briefing the Friday before and catching up with everyone was great and also a good reminder why I’m so lucky to be able to do what I do .
First race of the season and 6 months since my last one was always going to be a little rusty but it was great to be on the starting line again . I love to race !
Luckily the water was a warm 22 degrees and a non wetsuit swim . It was quite choppy however and sighting the buoys were a little hard which is why I think the swim was quite messy . Girls all over the place and a shit fight as usual !
I exited the swim a little bit behind the lead girls but after riding hard for a lap I quickly caught up and was in the lead pack with 2 other packs following a min or few mins behind.
There was no need to do much work in the bike . I simply sat in the pack . The course was quite hilly , with a lot of u turns so still a bit of a sting to the legs no matter where I was .
I hopped off the bike and my bike fell over which meant a slow transition as I didn’t want to take a penalty for not having it racked perfectly ( ITU have suddenly smacked down on penalties That would be 15sec or 30 sec If I didn’t place my helmet IN the box ! ) So it meant I slowly played catch up throughout the run . I didn’t feel great but I didn’t feel too bad .
So I’m fairly satisfied with 15th for my first race of the season and for what I’ve done in the lead up . Now I’m really looking forward to putting in some good training before the next race .
For more info and exact splits on the race check out www.triathlon.org
After a fun weekend in Sydney I flew back to Brisbane for a few days to my parents place then packed up for the Gold Coast . It’s great to be back :)
(Last photo credit -Delly Carr )