On the 9th of June I was competing in the Blenheim Palace Triathlon. This is a two day event over a weekend, which has a range of different competitors from Age Group to Elite. I was racing on the Sunday at 8.30am in the Youth Elite Super Sprint. This is the second triathlon race of the Super Series and I was hoping for a good result. The distance was 400m straight swim, 12km hilly bike and a 3k run.
The bike course was a bit more technical than any of the others in the super series containing 3 gradients which felt would be to my advantage. I worked hard on my own and after half the bike I was back with the leading two and still pushing on. I attacked every hill on the bike to try and get away from the other two athletes and on the final hill I had a small advantage. Going in to transition I had a gap of about 7 seconds but another below standard transition wasted this advantage.
Overall I had a positive race but there are lots of improvements to make and take away from the race. Like my swim positioning and faster transitions. These lessons will be taken on board and hopefully will improve by my next race.