Apart from it been wonderful weather all summer at our place in France www.livingfrance.org (I do like to rub that in). It has also been quite a action packed and successful summer with some events that I have done. I will admit that everything i have done has been pretty low key, but the main thing is that it has been great fun and I have had a chance to race with some great people.
Above I am racing for Team Charentes Triathlon club (Cognac) – In the regional championships for Team Time Trial Triathlon where we finished 2nd. The Swim and bike were relatively straight forward as I was one of the stronger athletes but the run was a different story!! with 3 athletes to count and one of our 4 man team beating me to drop off the pace it meant I destined to a very painful and hand assisted 5km run. One the plus side my wife found it quite amusing!
The day before the triathlon I did the regional bike TT championships for the bike club I ride with “Team cyclist Angerien“where I secured a win in my age category (40 to 49) but missed out on the overall win by 13 sec – bit bumed about this but just was not a good course for me.
So in all I ended up as:
- Charente maritime Champion in both TT and on the road,
- Poitou Charentes champion for my age in TT
- 2nd in Poitou Charantee region for team triathlon
- 5th in Poitou Charantes for middle dist triathlon
- and a few other bits and pieces! See below
So what for 2010!! Big plans – see you