Triathlon Season Starts at Gt Yarmouth

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First Race report of the season – By Ray Reeves

First triathlon of the season found me at Great Yarmouth on a pleasant Saturday afternoon, for a 16:30 start . Conditions looked good with nice temperatures and a light breeze. The biggest issue was going to be the thousands of holiday makers walking around the run course and heavy traffic on the roads.
The swim (250 mtrs) started badly with goggles somehow finishing somewhere just below my eyes. I can’t recommend this as a new technique to try !  Once out of the pool, and a successful transition completed, the bike leg started with me getting caught at traffic lights. This meant I had to push hard to make up lost time from both the pool and now the lights . Thankfully the 17 km bike leg went without any issues, and I had pulled the time back, and was now ahead of my planned schedule. T2 was just 20 seconds and out onto the 3 km run. The legs felt good and on a flat fast course, ran
11 min 18 sec. I finished 14th overall and AG winner, almost 3 min to the next guy.
Also racing were Benjamin Mickleburgh with an impressive 3rd overall. Stephen Cassie in his first Tri finishing 40th and Neil Grimmer also in his first Tri finishing 70th in under the hour.