Bridge Triathlon – June 2017

It’s 6.15am on a Sunday morning, the sun is already high in the sky, the skies are blue and instead of a lazy Sunday morning lie in, I am off to support my personal trainer, Ryan, as he takes on the Bridge Triathlon. The standard distance for this event is a swim of 1500m, cycle 42km and then a 10km run.

Conditions were good, although with temperature rising this was going to be a tough race for everyone competing.

Ryan’s Race

Ryan comes to the Bridge Triathlon off the back of a 2nd place at the White Oaks Triathlon the week before and top 3 finish in the midweek aquathlon. Did I mention he has already completed a half distance Iron Man in France…. this should be a piece of cake.

First leg – SWIM – 1500m
Ryan was in the 6.30am wave – he had a great start and went straight out into the lead, he lead the pack the whole way round and was first out of the water. This was looking good!

Second Leg – CYCLE – 42km
After a swift  transition, Ryan was out on the bike, he had been over taken by No.8, during transition, hopefully, he could overtake him out on the course.

Last leg – RUN – 10Km
The bike course had taken its toll, combined with the day getting hotter and hotter Ryan had dropped back slightly on the bike. A quick transition and he was off in the heat to run 10KM (it was exhausting just to watch). This was so exciting, a good run would definitely see a top 10 finish. Secretly, we were hoping for a top 3 finish….

Whoop Whoop Ryan finished 6th!!! 2 Hours 10 mins
Full race results click here

Photos of the Bridge Triathlon
I took plenty of photos at the triathlon, Ryan was in the 6.30am wave – I have uploaded them to an online gallery, click here (no password – you just need to pop in your email address).

Huge respect to everyone and all the organisers at the Bridge Triathlon it was a great event.