9th place (7th MPro) – 9:24:31
This is my ‘glad to be finished’ face after a long day of racing.
This was my 5th time racing in Bolton since 2010 and given it was my first full distance event since Ironman Hawaii last October I was looking forward to being back and certainly ready to get back on the horse, so to speak. Sometimes however, it just doesn’t quite pan out on the day as you had hoped it might.
Having not raced a whole lot so far this season, the event has always been my main goal for the summer, and first portion of the season. Mostly because it’s a race that I have always fared well at, and obviously enjoyed racing – it’s a home race after all – but also because I am racing for a new sponsor for 2016, Pewag Racing Team, who were keen for me to target the race too.
Having won here in 2010, and finished 2nd both in 2012 and last year too (plus having actually always been the first runner to leave T2) I have genuine confidence...