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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Overall I was 17th of 49 and 12 individual home - I never even considered this pre race. The day really couldn't have gone any better for me - a week later I'm still in shock at the bike split which I have no idea where it came from - nothing in training indicated a split like that and whats more I actually enjoyed it! This was a great race in an amazing location - I couldn't recomment it enough to anyone thinking about an Ironman at home - well done to Alan and all the organisers, marshalls and volunteers who made it such a great day. My overall reflection on doing my first Ironman: its a huge undertaking for 6months prior to it and you really need that support of family and friends to help get you through it. The training volume is big in places but with a sensible plan anyone can get through it - as a friend said recently to do an Ironman you just need to be subborn and pig headed!! I trained alone, no club or coach, used a free online plan, a basic roadbike with tribars attached,
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