Last weekend I did my first Duathlon in Bath. We were really lucky with the weather, the sun was shining but it wasn’t too hot either.
When we first arrived I went to register and collect my race number. Then I cycled around the cycle route with Sam Davis, he talked me through any concerns I had which were really helpful.
I then took a look at the running course, it was supposed to be really muddy but it wasn’t too bad. After that I took my bike over to set up for transition, the Marshall there was really helpful and went through it all with me so it was clear in my head where I was coming in and exiting out and also how to hang my bike on the bar!
I thought I’d be a bit nervous at the start of the race but I was feeling fairly confident, however, the running was harder than I thought so I did find that a challenge but I pushed through. When I got on my bike I really started to enjoy it. It was quite hilly and with the wind as well, I had to push hard. My transition went well getting off, I did get a bit confused in finding a place to hang my bike. The final run was tough but I finished and felt very proud of myself.
Thank you so much for all the support I received from all the other Beachborough Tri Club members that were there and the parents, everyone was so encouraging.
I’m looking forward to my first Triathlon in April now!
Written by Harrison