Yesterday was Challenge Roth. In the end I did much as I expected, a little off form! The swim was good I came out in 2nd with a group of 5 and 2mins 30 or so to the main pack behind. I didnt have quite what a i needed on the bike, but actually I came off the bike in 9th and in a position to get a decent result with a good run, but I didnt run so fast:) And finished in 22nd. The race was as always an amazing experience, the crowds here on race day are incredible. More than any other race I have done. The atmosphere is fantastic. Everything about this race is a real credit to triathlon. Well done Challenge!
It was great to see Caroline do so well and win in fine style, and James too with a very good performance to come 2nd, well done both.
I will keep working away to get back to my top shape for the races to come later in the year.
I just want to say a big Thank you to my Homestay here Manfred and Cornelia. You go way above and beyond what any homestay should do! Thank you! You are special people!