Last weekend I did the TriFerris Ladies Only Triathlon at the Cotswold Water Park. This was the first sprint distance event I’ve do e. It was a 750m swim, then a 20km bike, and a 5km run.
I was really pleased with the event and was lucky to have lovely weather again for my second triathlon of the year and that means I’m half way through my goal of four triathlons this year as part of Project Lifestyle!
The swim set off at 8:10am and it was great! I loved every minute of the swim and wish it could have been longer. I was on the feet of the front pack the whole way and came out of the water in 21st place.
The transition was good. I got my wetsuit off quickly but did get my t shirt stuck longer than I would have liked. I the. Ran the transition with the bike and got to the mount area. No broken toes this year!
The bike course was good with no big hills just a few inclines. I rode most of the way with my hands on my bottoms bars which felt great. I knocked almost 13 minutes off my time from last year as the bike course was the same but I think that was mainly to do with the new bike more than anything else. I even overtook four people from the wave in front. Although I dropped down to 98th position!
The next transition was good just. Quick swap of the shoes and I was away.
The run felt horrible. I got overtaken by everyone or at least that is what it felt like. It was two laps round the lake and was nice and flat. I still had to walk a few times but I kept going and finished in a better time than I realised. I also managed to finish with a sprint but then couldn’t talk for 5 minutes while I caught my breath.
Overall it was a great race. I know the run is where I need to work the most, but the fact I can do all parts and finish on a high is amazing to me.