Triathlon troubles and tribulations!

By Richie DembovskisMay 11th, 2010BlogNo Comments

Hi all I survived the Stratford 220 Triathlon on Sunday 9th May, woo-hoo!
The event comprised of a 400m swim, 20km cycle and a 5km run and as it was my first sprint triathlon I did feel a bit nervous at the start, but once I got into the zone I really enjoyed it. The swim went really well and I managed to gain 8 positions but unfortunately I suffered a puncture 3 miles in to the cycle leg which lost me around ten minutes off my final time. The run was a grind and my least favorite discipline but I eventually crossed the line in 1h:20m:50s, which I was happy with and just pleased all the training since Christmas had paid off. The fastest competitor made it round in 54 minutes so I’ve got plenty of progress to make and something to aim for. I’ve definitely got the bug now and am going to compete in a couple of more events later in the year.
I also wanted to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who sponsored me and helped me raise over £200 for Cancer Research UK, I am incredibly appreciative of those who donated to this worthy charity.
I’ll keep you posted as to my next triathlon.
Cheers, Matt.

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