Swim 9th 29:50
Bike 1st 2:15:37
Run 1st 1:19:02
While I was making the most of my time splashing around the Sydney International Regatta, my competitors were on their bikes 5 minutes up the road. It's not everyday you get to swim in the fresh water Olympic Rowing Regatta... What was their hurry?
By the time I finally emerged from the swim I realised I'd given myself a decent handicap on my competition. Not the ideal way to begin the bike leg, especially considering the newly-crowned Duathlon World Champ was now a few minutes up the road with the bike/run remaining. I started to panic and waste more time in transition as I struggled to pull my tri suit up and over my wet arms then got the material caught in the zip and had to fiddle around with it for what seemed like eternity.