Location: Clumber Park Nottinghamshire Conditions: Gravel roads, undulating,very open bike course. Weather: Very cold, 0 degrees,very windy,drizzle. Race First Run – Felt ok just felt really heavy in the stomach,(ate to much breakfast) T1 – Went ok. Bike – Really cold and windy ( need to wear more clothing) hands freezing, quads turning blue and couldn’t feel my arms and neck.
T2 – Couldn’t feel my hands after the bike so that made it hard to undo my helmet and put on the shoes.
Second Run – First part felt weird in the newtons but then got easier,hard hills though. What did I learn: Ate to much for breakfast,didn’t wear enough clothes,didn’t warm up enough.
Over all it was a great experience,stunning location for a race the organization was all very good and the marshals & volunteers were very enthusiastic.
Distances: 1st run 10k – bike- 40k – 2nd run- 5k
1st run: 45:12
2nd run: 26:34