|Abersoch 10km finish line|
|The RNLI Triathlon Relay Teams|
The swim was pretty awful! A 750m swim ended up for some reason being just over 1,000m!? Consequently the time of 23mins 54secs a bit disappointing (I've been swimming 750m in about 17 to 18 mins).
The cycle leg though was excellent, probably my best ever performance in an event. It's not been unusual for most folk to pass me on the bike but this time I powered past a lot of folk including a couple of guys on serious looking time trial bikes! I completed the 26km course in 51mins 10secs averaging 18.8mph! :-)
Congratulations to the Findel Group team who took the honours on the day and a huge thanks to everyone who supported us with a donation! £955 raised for Abersoch RNLI so far! The donation page will remain open until 9th September for any late donations! ~ http://www.justgiving.com/Findel-RNLI-TriTeam-Challenge
The remainder of the month was spent with the sobering thought that I've got the Prudential Ride London 100 cycle sportif in just over a months time. I say sobering as
a) it's a 100 mile cycle ride and the largest single ride I've managed so far has been
45miles (even on last years Coast to Coast the longest day's cycling was 68
miles with an hour stop for lunch), and...
b) I now need to start fundraising for the very worthy Isaiah Trust only a few weeks
after doing so for the RNLI...
Training and event log for June was as follows, with the back end of the month focusing on getting cycle fit...
01/06/13 ~ Abersoch 10km run ~ 53mins 35secs
06/06/13 ~ 1500m Open Water Swim at Boundary Water Park in 42mins
09/06/13 ~ Capesthorne RNLI Tri Swim stage ~ '750m' swim in 23mins 54secs
~ Capesthorne RNLI Tri Bike Stage ~ 26km Cycle in 51mins 10secs
13/06/13 ~ 750m Open Water Swim at Boundary Water Park in 18mins 01sec
16/06/13 ~ 43mile bike ride around Rode Heath, Winterley, Crewe, Nantwich,
Middlewich, Holmes Chapel back to Sandbach in 2hours 32mins averaging
19/06/13 ~ 8mile early morning weekday cycle around Hassall and Winterley in 29mins
23secs averaging 16.5mph
|Bike ride to Harlech Castle|
21/06/13 ~ 8mile bike ride to Brereton and back in 29mins
48secs averaging 16.4mph
24/06/13 ~ 8mile bike ride to Brereton and back in 27mins
09secs averaging 17.9mph
26/06/13 ~ 7.5mile bike ride around Sandbach in 26mins 18secs
29/06/13 ~ 65.5mile training ride for Ride London from Abersoch
to Harlech Castle in 4hours 8mins averaging