Hi, its 6am here and I cant sleep so thought I would write a little blog. I ended up with a 8hr12min and 2 nd place behind Tim Berkel
I will write a race report about the day later but wanted to mention some people who i thought did great today.
Obviously Tim for taking it out, and Bec for really showing the class she has got with a super ride. I am sure her thighs have got bigger since last time i seen her, so maybe that is the reason
Two athletes I coach, my brother Emlyn, came in with a 9hr20min, super race for him, not bad for a full time shift worker from Qatar.
And Helen his wife, who just gave birth 6months ago to little Heath, who came in with a 10hr55min race, fantastic effort. Little bit of info about her training - In Qatar that ladies are not allowed in the public pool so she had been swimming in the sea but since the water was so hot, she had to use ice cubes in bathing cap and change them every 10min just to keep cool!
Ruth, who is Helens friend and another Kiwi, doing her first Challenge race, and bascially first triathlon, battling through the bike with 4 punctures, not giving up and finishing. Now we seen her on the run, and this might tell you how crazy Helen is, but she decided to do the last lap with ruth, so she clocked up a good 56k for the day! Emlyn was left to look after the baby Good work Ruth
And finally Garth Barfoot, another NewZealander, i am not sure on his exact age, but its well into the 70s, he made it through another Challenge race with a great finish. I just hope i can be active at the same age.