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Me
 
In 2002 i ruptured my ACL and MCL playing football and was told i would not be having an op on the NHS and could never play again (along with many other things!)... After doing some freeride / downhill MTB'ing for a couple of years, I starting to swim again in August 07 and thought, i cycle, i swim...all i need to do is run a little..how about earning a little money for charity and sign up for the London Oly! I went on to enjoy my first season in tri so much I have done a 2nd, gone sub 2:30 for an Olympic distance got round an ironman and am still going!
When not training I can be seen at the Boleyn Ground being a long suffering season ticket holder at the 1966 World cup winners West Ham Rolling Eyes
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hammerer
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Bridge Tri - Dartford 22/06/2014
Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:34 am hammerer
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A 4:45am alarm call, a breakfast of porridge and it was time to leave. I arrived at around 6am and soon met up with club mates as we were all racked and numbered together for the same wave. As the previous year it was just a hard training session as I had put in a tough week, including a good swim the day before.
I was in the water just in time as the gun went off at 7am!. The swim is an easy, clockwise, square course of two laps and with a smallish wave of 50 people there was no biff. I went from the start and noticed two people head off so hit the feet of one of them. After 100 meter he blew up Rolling Eyes and I noticed a group ahead of me, but just too far now to bridge. I caught this group though within another 100 or so meters and they were on the second lap of the previous wave, so here I was alone for the swim. I lapped people from the previous wave occasionally and caught a guy from my wave also that mustíve swum 3k not 1.5 as he was all over the place. I easily left him zig zagging away. I was feeling quite ill during the first lap, very sick and even brought something up into the murky lake. I felt a bit better after this and spent the whole second lap swimming alone. I exited the water in 25:57 and was a touch disappointed as I had swam a 1500 the day before in 23:30, but knew this course was long and that I was near the front of my wave. A quick transition of 1:31 and I was soon on the revised bike course of 8 shorter laps.
The bike had a slight decline one way and slight up flat on the way back. Itís fast apart from the dead turn at one end. It usually has two dead turns at either end of the dual carriageway but the revised course missed one end out due to road repairs required after the flooding earlier in the year.
The first two laps I had to settle into but after that the laps ticked off with no real issues and I actually felt quite good. After 4 laps I checked my Garmin and see 30mins and only 11ish miles, so knew it was going to be a fast all be it short day out on the bike. I got a bit of concern on lap five seeing a club mate lying motionless on the floor after a heavy fall, but thankfully he was up and about the next time around.
I rolled into T2 in a time of 1:02:35 and with just 22.x miles on the clock. Had i not checked my garmin at halfway I would have ended up doing another lap!
A quick T2 in 46 seconds and I was off and running. I found my legs quite quickly and felt quite good considering the large training week. I had concerns pre race that i may not run to my best but perhaps this is a new tactic for me Wink Itís a pretty uneventful 3 lap affair around the trading estate, but itís quite an enjoyable route for some reason. I noticed after about 3 miles that my right foot was becoming sore and rubbing as I hadnít pulled my tongue through enough so i quickly adjusted that but it was too late by that stage. It was a little sore but manageable. I managed to continue to keep a fairly consistent pace until the final lap when i realised I was on for a sub 2:20. This spurred me on to up pace a little bit and eventually finished the 3 laps in 47:49 for a time of 2:18:31.
After checking the results I noticed that in my wave I was first out of the swim and 4th fastest. I came 5th in my AG and 36th overall so am very pleased with my overall performance. If only I had got in another wave with some faster swimmers Iíd have been even quicker there!

overall positions :-
swim pos 16th
bike pos 32nd
run 53rd
total 36th

Swim 25:57
T1 1:31
Bike 1:02:35
T2 0:46
run 47:49
total 2:18:31
pos 36
AG 5
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