Saturday, 8 June 2013

Blenheim Palace Tri

Well it's been a week since I did the EST in Nottingham & I've done almost nothing since.  Yesterday I drove to Oxford to be near to Blenheim for today's event.  It is a standard sprint distant Tri (750m swim, 20k bike & 5k run).  When I turned up it was so cold I had to buy a hoodie!!!


My new top

The Palace is a wonderful location to hold a tri, closed roads & everything to hand.  The swim is my worst event & the water was freezing when I got in.  My friend Becky told me a trick & having a wee in your wetsuit does warm you up!!


Before the off!!


Getting in to start


I'm in there somewhere!!

I actually did the swim in a PB & knocked over a minute off my time.  T1 was horrible, a 400m uphill run to transition


Coming into T1

I was then onto 3 laps of the estate on my bike.  The course is very hilly, so I knew I wouldn't match last weeks times, although I did hit 70kph on some of the downhill bits & as ever the bloody headwind was with me!!



3 uneventful laps!

It was then onto the run to the finish, which again I'm not good at, although it wasn't dark by the time I crossed the line!!



Almost finished!!

Blenheim Palace is a great place to hold a Tri & I'll certainly be coming back next year


Transition


The all important finishers medal!!