Here is the course map for the weekend's London Triathlon. A good place to support / view is at the "V" point beside '7" on this map, here you can move around and see swim bike and run action. Tauni and Len are planning on being there over the weekend amongst other club members - so keep an eye out - the more the merrier who turn up at this point the better, members, friends, family etc.
Good luck everyone - have a great race!!
How did everyone get on yesterday at London? Awful weather so hats off to all of you who braved the weather.
That was a hell of a race; it was absolutely horrendous.... It was raining so hard you couldn't see the buoys in the swim....The rain and the wind made the whole bike course very dangerous. we even had hail at some stage.... There were crashes everywhere, bikes swerving all over the place... The wind was so strong in places it was scarry....
All in all... fun....
Had to do it all over again to cycle back home after the pub lol
Here here Frank! Annoyingly I wasn't in the womens waves in the morning when the weather was dry but put in the Mixed Wave in the afternoon when the weather was horrific. Really thought I was going to get blown off at points on the bike and we were forced to get off our bikes and walk part of the route. Then I was made to take off my bike shoes when I entered Excel as it was too slippy to run in them - not easy to run with bike plus carrying shoes! I don't even want to start on the puddles on the run course - not sure my trainers will ever be the same!
And still don't know my result times...
Quite a way to end the season hey!
Oh yeah Liz! I forgot about the getting off the bike and on again and having to remove your shoes ah ah! As for the puddles, these were more like ponds.... it felt like a steeple chase race at some stage...
Still don't know my time either...
Shouldve kept my goggles and hat on after the swim, which with the choppyness felt as though I was in the sea! At least we're ready for the off-road/cross-country winter season now then hey!
Im wondering if the volume of water has affected the timings systems hence the delays with results..?
Sounds like we had it easy in the early women's wave, though, because of the early start we did have to pay for a taxi and then ditch the taxi because the traffic was so bad and sprint on our bikes the last mile or two to ExCel..
Thanks to all the windrush supporters - it was a real help being cheered on throughout the run.
I guess I was quite lucky with the Olympic Plus. Who would have thought getting in the water at 6:30 would turn out to be a good thing.
A massive thanks to all the Windrush supporters and competitors. They got me through that run at the end when I needed it most. Got myself what has now been diagnosed as a 'Grade 2 Ligament Tear' in my knee right at the beginning of the run but it was literally the support alone that got me through it. I almost cried (don't tell anyone).
I got a text telling me my times, did nobody else? They are all up on the VLT website now anyhow. Here's my times. Olympic Plus: Swim 00:35:19, Bike 02:37:45, Run 01:18:40, Total 04:41:21.
The early morning waves were certainly the best ones for once... even if you had to be up at the crack of dawn! Sounds like you had a bit of an adventure there Geoff! I hope you're ok
Not all times are up on the site... Most of the afternoon waves are still missing....
Definitely sounds like we had it better in the morning, although I was still freezing on the bike leg - couldn't feel my toes from getting out of the water until the second lap of the run! My overall time was 3 hours 13 which I'm delighted with - don't know the splits yet as the results page seems to be on the blink. Thanks to everyone for cheering - was a MASSIVE lift :)
Is it normal for my knees to be hurting this much today??!
Oh wow! I'm so impressed with you guys that did it later in the day. It sounds absolutely horrendous and frankly pretty terrifying on the bike at least!
It was cold enough in the morning already...I didn't have any blood in my feet the entire way and ended up with god awful shin splints in the run. Quite an induction to Olympic tris.
It was so great to see so many Windrush folk there cheering and taking part. Thanks heaps for the support.
Wow, what a way to end the season indeed!! Well done to everyone who competed. Hopefully next year when the race is back in the summer it will be better weather!