This popped up on my Facebook memories this morning. 9 years ago, my first ever tri - London Olympic distance.
I hadn’t swam that far since school, had never biked that far in my life and only really ran in team sports (outside of school).
I stayed with friends in London and borrowed a bike from one of their mates. I didn’t even know how the gears worked, we had to ring the owner of the bike on the day of the event “you what? You push the brake lever in towards the bike?!”. I was looking for the shifters on the down tube, as that was my only experience of a road bike!
Riding here with trainers and a camelbak! I’d just been on holiday to borneo for 3 weeks and genuinely had no idea if I could finish, what seemed like an utterly crazy event. Can’t remember the time, but it was about 3 hours.
Little did I know…