Saturday, 4 June 2011

4) 3 courses

Day 4 of Juneathon was a race day.

If you're not already familiar with it, triathlon is a multi-sport event where competitors participate in 3 sequential endurance events. Races may take a variety of forms, but a standard layout is normally adopted and events tend to vary, instead, by distance.

I got off to a strong but splashy start and showed some pleasing perseverance in the first discipline. Transition was smooth and it wasn't long before I was away on the second stage: generally considered the most technical of all three disciplines, it required presence of mind and a some clever tactics to gain a strong position in the field. The final stage can be a bit of a slog, especially if you've bitten off more than you can chew earlier in the event. A focused mind and some gritty determination are needed to complete this most grueling of events.


Oh yeah, I also did Blenheim Triathlon. That was fun but there were no poppadoms.


Day 4 - Blenheim Triathlon
Distance: 750 m swim, 20 km cycle, 5.4 km run
Time: 1:47
Cake rating: 3/5 (3 is the magic number)

Cumulative Juneathising: 12.0 miles running + 0.5 miles swimming + 12.4 miles cycling


  1. what, 3 courses and no cake?! congrats on triathlon

  2. No cake?! Well done on the triathlon - love this post - made me grin!

  3. Have a feeling that might have been well earned. Well done for getting in to the wet suit

  4. Brilliant post! And well done on the tri.

  5. Well done on the tri and on the well deserved foodathlon afterwards, and thank you once again for making me giggle.

  6. It's a pity we can't join an -athon where the ultimate goal is to eat and drink all you can! :-)

  7. Well done on the tri... Both of them! I hope you didn't have to do the second one still in your wetsuit!! :-)

  8. Great blog! Well done on the triathlon. Hope you did get plenty of that afterwards.

  9. Chuckle. Next time can we skip the tri and go straight for the curry?

  10. Woohoo!!! Congratulaions, curry looks awesome BTW.

  11. That's my kind of triathlon! Oh, and well done on the running/cycling/swimming thing too.

  12. Excellently done. The tri, curry, and post. :-)


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