When I set myself the goal of qualifying in my age-group for the "worlds", I had no idea of how to go about it. I looked up on the BTU website for information, and it is very helpful, once you find your way around it.
Sunday 5 August was the day I had been dreading/looking forward to for a long time: Ironman Maastricht. I had never done an ironman, or a marathon. I've done 2 half distance triathlons, but never more than that.
I trained well this year up to June, but July was a bit of...
After Kona, Challenge Roth is probably the most famous and revered triathlon on the calendar. Set in Bavaria between Munich and Nuremberg it attracts a stellar cast of pro athletes and due to being top of most bucket lists it sells out to the public within minutes.
The Windsor Tri is a very early start for most waves however it is definitely worth it. The first wave is 6am and the last wave is 7.50 (as they close some of the roads which then have to reopen by 12 midday) and they have both Sprint and Olympic distances.
Having never done a long distance endurance swim before, I wasn't sure what to expect and what would be going through my head 1km in. Swimming in a bit of a bunch, the answer turns out trying to remember my GCSE Geography.