I am now back onto another course of anti biotics for the ear infection! I am still feeling deaf in my ears! I am sorry if I did not answer to some people but actually I just could not hear you!
Congrats to Lucy on such a strong performance. You were truly brilliant on Sunday.
And congrats to Dan on his win and I am so proud of Stephen for being so tough for that 2nd place. Ironman racing is not easy! It was a special TeamTTB day with the dominant TeamTBB men’s race!
Thanks to Granny Sandra and Grandad John for making Charlie’s weekend so much fun. And thanks to Bolton for a nice 2nd birthday afternoon for Charlie on Monday
See you at Henley
I did’nt have the best swim start as I panicked after 400 metres, there were so many people around me and with the dark water I got so scared. I very nearly had to climb onto a canoe but I really did’nt want to end my day after 400m so I tried to keep swimming, after about half way I began to calm down and get on with my normal swimming.
I came out the water with a few other pro girls including Lisbeth.
It felt good to be out the water and on my bike. It was raining so I had to be careful on the corners but the course was good, hard work, no real resting. Lots of peddling!
When I got off the bike I hoped the 2 New Zealand girls I was riding with (Britta Martin and Julia Grant) would be around 4th, 5th and 6th place but we were 6th, 7th and 8th place. The 2 of them shot out of transition. I felt awful to begin with on the run and could’nt go with them. On the out and back section during the run I could see the other girls. The drug cheat was way out in front, followed by Catriona Morrison, and Norwegian girl, then Michelle V, Britta, Julia then me. I managed to pass Julia but no one else. So 6th place and no prize money. A real bummer!
But I got a good session in to help my fitness for Ironman UK in 4 weeks time.
Ritchie did great. Proud of him!
I am on the way home now, am half way, in Copenhagen. Can’t wait to be back with Stephen and Charlie.
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,
Here are some photos of our time at Sands Beach
we spent many hours playing football in the park. Tennis and Football are Charlie’s favourite.
Charlie at reception with the very efficient Monica!
The Restaurant staff were brilliant. And the food is amazing.
we have met a lot of friends at Sands Beach.
that pool is the best
we spent a lot of time in this gym room, stretching, exercises and football!
Charlie at the lagoon, watching the fish or playing in the sand is always a hit!
canoeing on the lagoon is fun.
one of Charlie’s first words was “Buddy”. Everyone loves Buddy.
with Juan Carlos the day we left, ThankYou for all your support. We look forward to seeing you soon.
At the Airport. Bye Lanzarote. See you soon.]]>
Before the race I thought a top 5 result would be good in the competitive field, so to get 4th made me happy. A perfect tough training day for the upcoming races and a small pay check too.
It was also great to see Eimear, who I have been helping the last 7 months put together the race I knew she could. She has been working diligently on her training every day and that pays off. I believe we will see her name pop up a lot in the races this year.
ThankYou Playitas for accommodating us all, we all had a very comfortable and happy few days. We will be back next year!
Now we are home to SandsBeach on Lanzarote. It is great to be back and we are already into our routine to prepare for the upcoming races.
The night after the race I managed to get awful food poisening so that was not a fun way to end our time in East London!
We were so happy to be re united with Charlie in London. We did'nt enjoy being away from him. From London we flew to Aberdeen to visit my family. I was very grateful to the pilot of the EasyJet flight that day as flying into very snowy Aberdeen Airport was a bit scary, but on the 2nd landing attempt we were on the ground safely.
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For the past few days we have been catching up with my family who we dont see very often,
On Sunday we travel back to our winter base at SandsBeach resort on Lanzarote, to get fit for Challenge Fuerteventura and Ironman Lanzarote. We cant wait.]]>