through the race it being his first I managed to pass the Champion
In the words of Marie Sudway:
Friday evening kicked off with a triathlon!
We cycled down to transition
swimmer on the way out (though I
was warned not too!!) and I
trip to the shore to have a look at
under a very dark sky and the pedaled with and like the wind on
the lake and transition. There was
a calm I could only compare with rain started to fall!! I was on my
TT bike and was looking forward
the way back in. One of the girls
could have come close but I was
Lake Garda. The water looked so
to dry surfaces and a fast bike! concentrating on what I had to do
inviting, I thought this will hardly
By the time we exited the water and managed to get back in
be like this in the morning? We
and being first lady (9th overall) transition and out still ahead. I
caught up with all the race
out of the water I got some didn't know by how much but at the
committee, hard at work
cheer, the rain had gone and I turn around point I found out ...
measuring and making all the
was ready to try to stay ahead. Yikes! So it was time to keep in the
necessary preparations to ensure
This was a tall order with some zone and accelerate. To the point
all would go to plan, and with a
very good cyclists in the field. we passed our house en route and
smile and friendliness I knew they
I never even saw it!!! 30 sec
deserved a very good race day. Doing a good bike would be like
ahead. All the supporters seemed
We registered and Mark and winning! That I did with the loud
to say the right things and were
family from Pixels came and cheerful shouts from the crowds
eager and engrossed in the race I
stayed with us that night. We sat and the careful observing from
didn't feel alone in what I was
and chatted and Ciaran and the Marshall's.
trying to do!
Naoise went back to see if they
I had it! With two kilometers to go
could help the club with final
if I could just keep that lovely
strong pace up. Could I?
Botond, the current Irish National
Absolutely! A year of good training
champion sprinter also joined us
and a season of racing experience
that night. We had a fine
under my belt and with all that
breakfast thanks to Ciaran! and
support, I was ready to win this
race ...with a smile!
Thank You: Thank you to Race Director James, Andree, an amazing race committee,
sponsors Michael Moore Jnr., Roisin and Jason, Eamonn Tilly TI, Niall for the sessions
during the year, Sean for encouragement (and burgers), Brendan, Pj, Ronnie, Colm, Mark,
Eimear and Michael, Marie, Oonagh Linda and Dillon from Pixels for photos, Martin for
measuring, Tri Lanesboro, all our friends from Longford, Athlone and Mullingar.
Congrats to you all on a great day. A big thank you, to everyone in Lanesboro on the day.