Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Fareham Triathlon

Paul completed the fareham sprint distance (750 metres (0.47 mi) swim, 20 kilometres (12 mi) bike, 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) run) triathlon for the second time on Sunday, his first annual event! He beat last years time and was quite rightly, very pleased with himself.. It was great to stand at the finish line and cheer people in - I definitely want to get back into competing, both on my bike and triathlon. There is something about the pride and well earned sweat and tears in physical exertion that is exciting - and hard to replicate!

Anyway, a few shots for you. Paul competed for the Neuroblastoma charity heroes, with his friend Adam, and another heroine, Manuella.

Niamh and Rae Rae poolside
I was sat with Lochie and Bebe
Paul is stood (blue arm tattoos ans silver swim cap) waiting to get into the pool
In the pool - the charity filmed it!
How handy that he was allocated our near side lane!
Posing with medals with Manuella - her first tri and she did amazing!
Paul and Adam coming in together
Post race posing. Well done Daddy!

Paul has big triathlon plans this year. A half Iron Man (also known as a 'middle distance' triathlon) race (1.93 km (1.2 mi) swim, 90 km (56 mi) bike, 21.09 km (13.1 mi) run) in August, then a full Iron man ('long' distance) race (2.4-mile (3.86 km) swim, a 112-mile (180.25 km) bicycle ride and a marathon 26.2-mile (42.2 km) run) in September... Only then the jammy triathlete WON a competition and gained entry to a half Iron on the 2nd of June!! 8 weeks earlier than training had planned.. He is nervous, and I think he is right to be so, but if there is one thing I can say about my husband - he can go the distance! You can totally do it Paul, we all believe it you. Love you xxx

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