Well, I did it! I completed my first ironman-distance triathlon on 18th July 2010 at Roth, Germany. I’ll write more about it soon but for the timebeing all you need to know is that I am thrilled to have done it in 13 hours, 46 mins and 24 seconds.
It was very ‘doable’ and I had no real problems although I’ve got to be much more technical next time about what I eat on the bike so that I avoid a bloated tummy and nausea on the run.
I’ve entered Ironman Regensburg in Germany for 2011 and am hoping that an extra year of cycling in my legs will help my time improve. Watch this space!