Ray WIlliams completed a middle distance triathlon on Saturday 21 March at Coasta Teguise in Lanzarote as part of his ongoing lronman training. The race comprised a 2000 m sea swim, a 90 km hilly bike ride and a 20 km run. Read his race notes.

 

Bike racking started at 6.30 am, with a staggered start from 8 am. The women’s race started first, then the team race, followed by, at 8.05, the men. With a small field of around 90 triathletes, the swimmers had plenty of room which made it a smooth and quick affair. The swim involved two 1000 m loops, followed by a 100 m sprint (well, a waddle) to T1 and then out onto the bike section. The first 5 km was all uphill, but this was followed by a nice flat 25 km in the rain! A head wind complicated matters till the next 10 km climb, then it was back towards Teguise on the flat. A last hill and a descent to T2 was followed by a quick change into running shoes and off on the three-lap course. The first lap went well, but a little fast, so I paid the price and slowed. I was still pleased with my 1.55.04 for 20 km.

Great race and a good tester for the lronman (Lanzarote) in May. Ray was 1st v55

Result: Ray Williams

Swim

T1

Bike

T2

Run

Total

41.20

3.40

3.03.34

1.32

1.55.04

5.45.10