New 1 lap bike course, really nice loop first up, second loop (apparently the original loop) wasn’t anywhere near what I expected, felt and was a lot slower than the first half!
Doing the tt’ers proud with my bike position... just a shame I had a massive bike bottle in my back pocket!
Yes there was a long section of cobbles and my chain came off and it snapped my up front bottle cage so had to down the contents and shove it in my back pocket, probably not very aero!
Swim was epic, annoyingly non wetsuit but think I couldn’t have gone faster even if it had been, did the first 800m with a clubmate but was being held up so struck out on my own, bike was good bit feet got really sore in the heat, came off the bike in pain but knowing a 4 hour marathon would get me a PB, but I reached my pain limit much earlier than expected as a result, had to lie down a bit on the run as it basically felt like I was running with pins and needles from km 2! So run really let me down with a time of 4:33. Overall 11:29, would do it again but not for a while!