Yesterday’s sunshine was a welcome relief after a very wet week and showed off glorious Blenheim stately home at its best. But I didn’t go to potter around the gardens or meander round the State rooms. I went to swim in the lake, cycle three times round the estate and run twice round the lake. It was ‘Fab’. Masses of cheering spectators, great support from course marshals, brilliant mix of fun athletes and utterly nutty kneenies and ‘location, location, location’. Blenheim is just beautiful.
This post is really just for aspiring Triathletes (and for my Mum to see what I was up to!) – some photos will tell the story. As you can see I am neither super-fit, nor super-slim, and not super anything but it was really brilliant fun and if I can do it , you could too! Join me next year?
For fantastic 12 minutes highlight video go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHUgtm_Kx-c&feature=plcp . It really captures the beauty of the setting and the spirit of the event. I can’t believe I’ve run the same route as a the Brownlee brothers!! They did the whole thing in 57 minutes: insanely fast. (And I am on the video, I’m one of the ‘pink caps’, blink and you miss me but I AM there!)