Oh ah Embrunman

That is the sound I was making for most of the day on Saturday during the race.

I felt fine in the swim and lead for most of the swim. 

Then on to the bike and I was with Loy and Berlier and my legs just wouldn’t go with them.  I knew it was going to be a tough day as we were just behind Bella and Erika out of the swim (they had a 10min head start) and I struggled to catch them, it was then a good sight and a not so encouraging sight for me that Bella was still right up with me at the top of the first climb.  Oh ah I know it was gonnna be a tough day.  Then I was caught by a big group on the way to the Col d’Izoard, I started the climb ok but dropped my chain about 1/4 the way up and so lost the group then caught them again then lost them again, then was making an awful lot of oh’s and ah’s till the top. 

At this stage it was already decided by the race that I limit my loses so I rode as best I could, which wasn’t very good, till the end.

Onto the run and was not much better I caught 3 guys and so ended up 8th.

Bella added another win to the long list:)

James showed everyone he is very strong and will win an Ironman sometime soon.

Erika looked very cool as always, and did a great effort.  There was a great picture of her in the paper leading out of the swim ahead of Bella. 

Jocelyn surprised everyone I think, wow, great race Jocelyn!

Keegan had a long tough day like me, and like me did well to get to the finish.

And the Boss, I think he had a great day out.

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