Well during one of the warmest weekends of the year 30 and 31 July 2011 thousands of triathletes descended on the London Excel Arena to take part in one of the biggest triathlons in England.
The weekend saw celebrities including Sir Richard Branson, Nell McAndrew, someone who I can’t admit to knowing the name of from JLS, Mel C, Stacey Solomon and many more – but amongst them were some regular faces from Lincsqaud!!
With most of the Lincsquaders taking part in the Hyde Park triathlon the following week not many made the journey to the Excel arena to jump into the Dock.
Having booked last year I decided to once again take on the Olympic distance challenge. On the sunny Sunday afternoon I managed to pull a PB out of the bag to finish 10th out of 1400 competitors in the Male open category (all ages). Having positioned myself at the front of the swim I thought I was about to get trampled on but went for it and exited the water in 5th position taking 26 minutes, after a long transition I really enjoyed the bike leg which took 57 minutes, completing my run which was slightly longer then a 10K in 43minutes to finish with a time of 2hrs and 11 minutes.
A great weekend thoroughly enjoyed with some great fellow competitors (especially the Frary brothers) and the gang of family and friends who cheered us along with their cow bells!
P.S. If you were also there then add your story below or send your reports to Paul, Steve or Phil.