Jo Edwards took part in her first OD race yesterday, she did the swim and the bike and backed out of the run due to an achilles injury. It was a good gauge to see where she fairs at the moment against her peers over that distance. Jo’s results: swam 35-mins (open water lake swim) and biked 1-45hrs (technical cycle). A fab looking race held at Cholmondeley
Castle Triathlon in Cheshire, part of the Castle Triathlon Series. The race at Cholmondeley Castle starts by launching into an open water swim in the iridescent Deer Park Mere Lake, transitioning into the technical cycle circumnavigating Bickerton Hill, which is the southern most tip of the Peckforton hills. The run passes through the stunning estate grounds of Cholmondeley Castle!
New’s just in…. Simon Marshall M40-44 2nd position (by 12-seconds)… 4:26hrs Well Done Marshman.
Huge result!!! 🙂 Next stop Roth….
Jo Edwards is racing her first OD event in the UK today however, she’s only swim/biking due an achillies injury. We will see how she compares in her age group over the swim/bike as the target is 2013 World Championships for GB.
Right now, Marshall is out on the course and he’s having a blinder in Japan after a great swim 26-mins, a very, very
impressive time for Simon compared to this time last year the Pro’s were swimming 12 mins into him. Simon Marshall has move up from 34th out of the swim to 5th off the bike adn finished with a 2.39hrs.. Looks like a tough bike as the Pro’s rode 2.23hrs which is 15-20-mins slower then the usual 70.3 of late.
is where you can track Sime, he is now on the run chasing a Kona slot. Come on Simon Marshall 🙂
Well, this weekend we have Simon Marshall furthering our cause in Japan www.ironmanlive.com is where we can find him Sunday morning from 4am. As some of you have seen of late, Simon is in superb form, by far the fittest I have seen him in all 3 sports.
Now, this race has Kona slots so why beat around the bush, that is what we are shooting for. In order to do this, Sime has to really put on a show. Japan has some brilliant runners in the humidity. It’s a technical course and very warm out there however, Marshall goes ok in the heat and the technical side can assist for the run as it slows the bike down. Anyway, let’s see how we do here Sime. Some of us will be watching 🙂
Goodluck Marshman and thanks for flying the T2A flag in yet another country!!
On a personal note having raced in Japan a few dozen times, I love the place. They put on a perfect event and the scenery is brilliant. Complete perfectionist’s!!!
Hey Team, I found Ms Jodie Shaw’s roving Roth Race Report from 2010… may be of interest 😉 Almost all the race reports have been posted now so we have quite a reference library for some inspiration, smirks (Marshall South Korea
– great read! and it all turned out well in hindsight Marshie) and race tips. If your report isn’t up there then forward it on. Or indeed if it is and you don’t want it to be then let me know. It’s great to see the library grow and there is a wealth of experience captured there 🙂 Happy days! Only 3-weeks till IM Austria for Matt Warnock and just under 4-weeks for the Roth mob, some 19 strong plus the Coach and the pom poms 😉 Keep up the good work, not long now… these are the tough weeks, especially as it hots up in Dubai, training in the high 30’s and raging humidity is no fun, just make sure you’re drinking plenty and replenishing those salts! Race day will be a joy as you make those withdrawls from the training bank in the more civilised European climate 🙂