[Report by Fintan Redmond]
Booked this race at the last minute and I have to say it was a good choice. Dena and Paul Hutton also made the long drive. The weather was great and the set up for the race was spot on, transition (grass), car parking and finish line all in one compact area.
There were two waves for the swim, which was in a lake and I think it was heated by the local power station (very hot) could possible have been a non-wetsuit swim. Dena was in the first wave with a time of 14:36 and myself and Paul in the second with 15:45, 15:15 respectively. I have to say this swim was a battle all the way, I got the sh1t kicked out of me, I thought at one stage Bressie had hung around for the second wave as there were a few rugby tackle put in. I think Paul had the same experience after almost falling asleep at the start of the swim J
T1 was good, grass all the way from the water, which is nice for a change. The bike route was nice, flat and fast which gave us all good times but noticeably Dena’s time 35:21, with the aid of her new machine which had a few minor adjustments made before the race.
The run comprised of a little trail run onto the road and back to the finish line with welcomed water spray hoses along the way.
All in all a great day out with Dena taking the day with a super bike time, giving her a race PB and good to see Paul back with an injury free day.
Fintan 15:45/ 33:21/ 18:41/ 1:10:01
Paul 15:15/ 34:24/ 20:14/ 1:12:42
Dena 14:36/ 35:21/ 20:44/ 1:12:52