So here is what I have been up to this summer!

Finish of bike at Cognac Team Triathlon Champs

Finish of bike at Cognac Team Triathlon Champs

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!

Finsh of run - only pushed for 4km!

Finsh of run - only pushed for 4km!

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.

Departmental TT Champs

Departmental TT Champs

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
I maybe in yellow but not quite the flower girls of the tour de france!

I maybe in yellow but not quite the flower girls of the tour de France!

Another nice shirt!

Another nice shirt!

So what for 2010!! Big plans – see you