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Challenge Vichy « Stephen Bayliss's Blog


Challenge Vichy

I travelled across by car to Vichy with Brett Carter(twitter boy/bulldog:)) Carrie and Scott went in another car.

When we arrived it was hot but not like last year! However each day it got hotter and the forcast for race day was for over 40C. So very hot! The organisers decided to reduce the distance to a half.

I was happy enough with this, I felt I could do a good job in a half distance and the recovery time after is less so I felt it was all good for me:)

Bulldog lead the swim, I sat behind very happily, we exited the swim with a good gap and just a relay competitor for company.

Onto the bike and Bulldog was a little slow, faffing around with his speed suit!

So off I went with the relay guy. Eventually bulldog caught up with 2 others and it became a group of 5 till the end of the bike.

I ran off hard and opened up a good gap on the group I was with and onto the 2nd lap I could see I had a comfortable lead. But you never know who is coming so I pushed on at a solid pace.

I was extremely pleased to cross the finish line in first place and to take home the 8000euro prize:) It was great to get a 1, 2, 3, and 4 for team TBB in the mens, with Per, Scott and Bulldog all coming in just behind myself:) And well done to Carrie for a very solid 2nd place too. A good day all round for Team TBB!

After the awards we drove back to Leysin and are all back to training now and getting ready for the next one:)

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