Entering this race was relatively easy really, safe in the knowledge that an entire 12 months lay before it. Not naming it was all part of a complicated self-preservation plan; a plan employing a common technique, known in many circles as "denial".
With the start line less than 5 days away now, this plan has rather run it's course. This is no time for denial. Besides, look who's onto me...
Yup, that's 4-time World Ironman Champion, Chrissie Wellington. So now I've got to do it.
Many thanks to Lazy Girl Running for arranging this amazing message!