Bill cycling and Alison swimming

Both Bill and Alison were in Ibiza representing team GB for their age categories.

Bill was there to race in both the Cross Duathlon and Triathlon. These were both hard going, with the run being on sand on the beach!

Racing during the week, the weather was ideal. Well done Bill on your 3rd place.

Cross Duathlon

BASC Tri Member Official Time Run T1 Bike T2 Run Cat po
Bill 02:21:02 00:37:45 00:00:45 01:16:21 00:00:45 00:25:24 3rd

Full ETU Cross Duathlon 2018 results.

Cross Triathlon

BASC Tri Member Official Time Swim T1 Bike T2 Run Cat po
Bill 02:19:43 00:22:45 00:02:14 01:10:51 00:01:23 00:42:27 4th

Full Cross Triathlon 2018 results.

Alison was there for the middle distance triathlon, which had a few issues. Alison seemed to think that Ibiza would be lovely and warm! Unfortunately, there was heavy rain with thunder and lightening and flash floods! As a result, the start time was delayed by an hour and a half. Alison was ready by the start in her wetsuit hanging around waiting.

The swim was good, but as a result of the later start time, they reduced the distance of the bike course by half, so that they would be back before dark! Then, whilst cycling up a hill, a fellow team GB man came down the other side of the road, round a tight bend on the wet road on a nice TT bike and crashed in front of her! Being a good sportswoman, she stopped, covered him with her bike jacket (which got covered in blood) and waited for an ambulance.

After that, she had a nice hill start to get going again, cold and wet, minus a cycling jacket! She did well to continue. I think I would have just given up and gone to the pub!

She then managed a decent run. Well done Alison.

Middle Distance Triathlon

BASC Tri Member Official Time Swim T1 Bike T2 Run Cat po
Alison 05:05:09 00:40:38 00:07:03 01:59:45 00:07:32 02:10:10 6th

Full Middle Distance Triathlon 2018 results.

Ibiza ETU Championships 21st – 28th October

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