Last weekend the time had arrived for Simon to take part in his Triathlon, It was such an exciting and nerve racking day. The Triathlon was at Eton Dorney Lake, for those of you who dont know this is where the rowing took place in last summers 'London Olympic Games' it was such an experience to be there a year on from such a great event.
The race started a 12:55pm the competitors start with the 400m swim, which for Simon who is a swimmer was hopefully going to be his best section of the race. Simon finished the swim in well under 10 minutes which is a great time! Then comes the transition stage which meant he had to take off the wetsuit (which was compulsory as the water was less than 14 degrees) put on his shoes and helmet and then off he goes, sounds simple! Yet Simon took 4:30 minutes to do this, I wish I could of witnessed the transition stage.
After the swim is the cycle, Simon has done a lot of training for this section of the race so hopefully this was also going to be a good time. The cycle was 21k which was 4 laps around the lake. Simon did this section in 43 minutes which yet again was a fantastic time.
The last stage of the triathlon is the run, this is the section he was dreading. It is safe to say Simon is not a runner and he did not train enough for this section of the race. Despite this Simon did not stop at any point he either ran or walked. It was at this section of the race that you could tell Simon was tired by the look on his face. He finished the run in 33 minutes which for Simon is a great time.
Overall Simon took 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete the triathlon which I am so proud of him for, it is a great time for a novice racer. He was completely tired after the race and hurt a little the next day but it has not put him off, he is already excited about next years race and wanting to beat his current time.
Simon taking this race head on has defiantly inspired me to get active. I am so proud of him for achieving what he did on Sunday and looking forward to the next race. I would love to know if anyone else took part in the Triathlon weekend and Eton Dorney and if you did WELL DONE!!