Despite leaving my bike shoes behind in T1, running with bike almost to the mount line, then running back to my transition post, with bike and then putting on my shoes before returning to mount line…. I had a good event at Eton Dorney Euro Sprint Qualifier. From 14 of us in Age Group I came 3rd so have automatically qualified for going to Malmo in Sweden if I wish or am able.

Bad start in swim, misjudged swim line and was swum over by many coming from my left. Then into stride and was 2nd in AG out of water. time 15:19 just a few seconds down on last year. Then the terrible T1 with a T1 time of 2:52- dreadful.

Bike was OK but couldn’t pick up a big group for drafting. On third lap I grouped up with 3 others from my AG. That gave me a breather so finished up with a reasonable 38:07.

The run was hard work but managed to hold 3rd place so well pleased.

Determination after having to return for my shoes!

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