Warwick Triathlon - Results
Well the results are out - provisional results anyway.
But it makes no difference - Tall Friend beat me, by 84 seconds. The splits tell an interesting story:
- Swim (& T1): Karl - 11:07; Tall Friend - 9:59
I can account for all of this with being involved in the swimming pool traffic jam. Then again, there’s no saying that Tall Friend didn’t get caught in the gridlock.
- Bike (& T2): Karl - 38:01; Tall Friend - 37:49
Now I had a great ride, but Tall Friend was obviously on a complete flyer - either that or he’d found a shortcut! No. He just rode faster - by 12 seconds over 12 miles. What fun it would have been if we’d both come out of T1 together!
- Run: Karl - 20:49; Tall Friend - 20:44
Oh, come on now. Five seconds over 5k. So close again!
So I can rationalise the swim, but the other two tell the true story. I was beaten fair and square in every event. But being so close means that there’s still a race to be run (and cycled and swum). The whole point of racing against friends is to have the competition balanced on a knife-edge, so neither has an absolute advantage. Because its between friends, I can be happy no matter who wins, satisfied that it’s down to the effort and training.
- Type: Run
- Date: 09/11/2007
- Time: 14:31:26
- Total Time: 00:20:00.00
- Distance: 2 miles
- Average Pace: 10:00/mile