Sunday, February 20, 2011

Takapuna Triathlon

This was my first race of the year and I definitely could feel it. The first thing I noticed was how hard I was breathing, I could feel my chest aching because of it - first sign of needing to slow down. I had a nice swim on Penny Hayes feet. I lost a few metres on the exit but managed to make it up getting onto the bike. However, I wasn't prepared for Nicky Samuels to attack me straight out of the first Uturn but she did. No one could follow her and we were left to chase for the entire bike. I was in a group of 4 with Vicky Holland of GBR complaining of cramp. Anyway, we started the run about 1min 5sec down. Impressive work by Nicky on the bike to lap almost the entire field! Vicky, Rebecca Kingsford and myself began to pull back some time on Nicky. By 3km, Vicky and I had caught her. That was when I needed to slow down, I finished in 2nd behind Vicky, and in front of Nicky in 3rd.

1st Vicky Holland GBR
2nd Andrea Hewitt NZL
3rd Nicky Samuels NZL