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hbhb Posts: 22
well i finally did my first novice length try!

unfortunately it took me the same time as it takes you lot to do an olympic length one

but i will take a cop out of it being 27 degrees in stratford and me having a cold and the fact that i only trained for a month. thanks to you all who answered my questions

oh well here to the next time

born to be slow!![&o]


  • WannabetriWannabetri Posts: 219
    What time did you manage? Sure it wasn't that awful.

    I have entered Stratford two years in a row, and get injured the week before each time! [image]http://forum.220magazine.com/micons/m14.gif[/image]

    What's the course like?!?!?
  • hbhb Posts: 22
    i thought it was ok and it was definately worth traveling from portsmouth to do it as a beginner the swim was obviously ok as it is pool based the ride was good the only bit i found hard was the stretch they do on the A46 and the run is done by the side of the avon.

    to be honest i think if i had prepared properly and it wasnt so hot i could have shaved lots of time off.

    if you want to do the course the warwickshire tri is the same apparently
  • ZacniciZacnici Posts: 1,385
    Well done!! You've crossed the threshold now and yes, you will be able to reflect and see how you could save a minute here, 30 seconds there but the most important thing is the sense of achievement.

    Good luck for the future
  • hbhb Posts: 22
    yes you are right it may have taken me half an hour longer than the fastest man but i am proud that i finished the course and will now look forward to doing another one
  • BritspinBritspin Posts: 1,655
    Good job hb, I was at Stratford..registered ready to go, but got this pesky cold/cough & ended up supporting not racing..still feeling down about it, & have now lost my voice...so my decision not to race was a good one it seems, but part of me still thinks...maybe.
  • hbhb Posts: 22
    Thanks Britspin

    it was not fun racing with a cold and to be honest i felt so bad at one point on the ride i did stop for 5 mins to take on water coz my throat hurt and my energy levels had got so low due to the cold(i think).

    so i think in retrospect you did the right thing.

    does anybody know of any novice events that i might be able to do that dont have the full length ride in them, because i think i need to build up to that

  • ashthetashashthetash Posts: 164
    i could have shaved lots
    Is this how you plan on saving time at your next tri[:)]
  • hbhb Posts: 22
    You really dont know how true that statement could be[:)][;)]
  • BritspinBritspin Posts: 1,655
    Remember though that Stratford bike is a 24k..most are 20, that might make the difference...that & not having a cold, and you are armed with the extra knowledge to maybe pace a little better...I say give a regular novice/sprint a go & see.
  • hbhb Posts: 22
    Thanks Britspin

    do you know of any regular ones that are good later on in the year
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