It has again been ages since I put anything up here and so I have finally decided to put my race report from budapest. Overall im really happy with how the race went and for the first time in a triathlon I really didnt care where I finished overall as just being there was good experience. The weather wasnt great on the day and as you can see from the bike pics it was pretty wet although it did actually stop raining for the majority of the race! A brief description of the race pretty much follows my normal race reports- i.e a good swim, a strong bike and a rubbish run. The only difference is that for some reason my run was particluarly bad:( 20:50 for 5km is embarrassing and you have to go a long way down the rankings for find guys running as slow as that. Luckily I only lost 9 places on the run so after being in 7th off the bike I dropped down to 16th overall at the finish- would have obviously liked to be much higher but cant complain too much at a first attempt.
Some really good performances from local triathletes with an obvious mention to gemma scott who got a bronze medal in the 20-24 age group (after coming off her bike!). Also good performances from david suth. from WTC, lyndsey from STC and my new friends Gee and Kelly-Ann from Dundee. Good party on the saturday night/sunday morning was also a highlight of the trip:)
The weekend overall was amazing and getting to see the pro guys and girls race was something else. Budapest is a really nice city as well and would definately go back.