This will be a quick one I promise!!
As we know (from my previous blog) I went to this race with the feeling of no-mojo! As a result I went to this race with two aims;
1. Transition with shoes on bike (both on to and off of)
Despite the cool summer temperature (15degrees - rude for July frankly), and unwelcoming yorkshire drizzle (the sort of rain that, although is not hard, just soaks you), I achieved both aims and reclaimed some mojo enroute!
Splits are certainly nothing to write home but, other then the rain, I didn't "suffer" on any part of the race, did it all within capacity with a smile on my face and a friendly "thank you" to all the marshals (who frankly were a looking a lot more miserable in that weather!)
Will write a fuller report in due course! Essentially I'm pleased with the outcome, really glad I didn't feel like death warmed up at the end and finished with a smile on my face and satisfaction I didn't fall off my bike on jumping on or off it (although note I did nearly have a couple of spectacular crashes which I will write about later!!). Not one pb in sight but am not the slightest bit bothered. HURRAH for HAPPY races!! :o)