which left me drinking a lot of soup and huddling under blankets for several days.
Well done to Marietta Zang who finished 13th overall in a cracking time of 1:16. Marietta is getting faster every triathlon. Laurel Burton finished less than 4 mins behind Marietta in 23rd place overall and Laurel also completed Walden Tri earlier in the month.
Sorry ladies! Thank you for the heads up. It also got me thinking about what some of our female members have been up to. Now, I know a lot of men are 'very hands on' and even cook the dinner (and wash up) but I'm often inspired by women who manage to train, juggle work, look after the homestead and often have to fit childcare into the equation too. In fact, planning the week ahead trying to contend with all of this is often a challenge in itself!
This week I have been inspired by....
Laurel Burton knocking out two triathlons in a month...boom!
Hazel Turton, who has ridden a crazy amount of miles whilst participating in London Revolution, an event I wasn't even aware of until this year. It sounds an absolute bonkers event...over 180 miles round the capital with an overnight camp halfway. Needless to say, I can't wait to do it next year and I'm going to drag Kirsty Gill with me! A fantastic achievement Hazel, well done.
Sarah Switzer who did a remarkable 10k run at HBO last weekend, four months after having Martha. Yes, that's right, four months! This puts my huffing and puffing 20mins runs into perspective as I have struggled to get back into it. This is testament to Sarah's consistency and attitude to training and to just to get out there and do it!
Claire Powell, who passed me like I was going backwards on Sunday, absolutely beasting up a hill and left me eating dust.....4 hrs into her ride. Claire, you will have to sloooowwwww down. You're making Russell look bad.
So well done ladies all round! I hope some of you will be able to make the TTs that are coming up and good luck all who are competing this weekend.
One special mention, to the super Andy Bryant who took part in the European Age Group Champs in Rimini last weekend, finishing 15th in his Age Group with a 1:36 half marathon to finish. Great results Andy and hope the recovery and build up goes well for your next race.
Finally, I know a lot of women manage to fit in training because they have very supportive families, friends, husbands and so on...and that is hugely important. That is why I am leaving Danny to do the washing up when he comes in ...