Challenge Salou & Race report

News just in, swim shortened to 750m due to storm on Friday and Saturday. On one hand suits me, on the othet hand i want to race where i am weak

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Looks like that happened last year, too!

How are you feeling, Matt?

Ready for it?

Good luck!

If it’s as rough as IM Wales 2014 a shortened swim will be plenty tough, but I get the ‘suits me’ vs ‘arsed off it’s not a full race’ dilemma….

I am feeling pretty good. Its an early race, and I am no where near my peak, but that is fine, it’s early season and very much a practice race.

I don’t really care whether it is a full distance or not, safety of competitors is most important. I can see quite a lot of DNFs, its going to be sunny, but pretty cold.

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Good luck :muscle:

Good luck Matt, have a great race :blush: :four_leaf_clover:

Best of luck Matt :facepunch:t2:

Good luck Matt, smash it

Just announced, its a duathlon: Air temp 4 degrees, water 13, apparently the average of air and water must be 12 degrees according to World Triathlon rules, so well below minimum temp

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I am number 517

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Crush it Matt

Good luck!

Matt’s on the bike it looks like. He’s appearing in the M45-49 results & showing as 22nd in that group after the first 4km run and 19th after T1

Time to tear it up on the bike :muscle:

Go Matt

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Lots will have gone crazy in that 4k run, hopefully Matt will edt them up.

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Up to 4th M45-49 after the bike. Must have engaged beast mode

Edit looks like would have been 1st M50-54 at T2, I thought that’s what he was racing as? Maybe just on the borderline?

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Do they count differently at challenge? I’m sure he’s M50.

Great performance either way!

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Well that was fun. Unfortntunately, challenge appear to allocate AG based on Birthday, so I am AG 45-49 by 38 day… Bollocks

Massive confidence Boosting race for me, and I beat Keith

Some Bastard moved by bag in T1 so Lost about 30s looking for it.

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Well done!

Well done , tracker went a bit Ironman so couldn’t follow it, but sounds a good effort Sir.

My aim was top 3 50-54 and i was actually the fastest so as far as i am concerned job done1

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