Triathlon de la Vallée de l’iton 2018 – M Distance (1.5K/82K/10K) – May 13th 2018
Race Reporter: Thibault
2:40pm departure for the women. 5 minutes later, it’s the men’s turn. This is my 2nd triathlon and swimming is not my specialty… I choose to listen to my nerves and leave at the side to avoid any contact with other competitors. The 1500m consisted of 2 laps of the lake with an australian style exit between the 2 laps. Despite a departure where I found it difficult to find my rhythm, I was very satisfied with my swimming and finished in 28min with the transition (93/300).
Finally the running part is also done in 2 loops and was not quite 10km (9.55 km to the watch). After 3km I was caught by the eventual race winner “Robin Moussel”. He looked very comfortable! I tried to take advantage of his pace but it was very hard… I managed my pace to try to finish in 4min/km average. Finally it took me 38’24min with a 4’01min/km average, this gave me a position of 25th in running and 34th place overall!
For next year a little work on the swimming and the encouragement of the Expatriates team of which I am the only representative of this year could assure me a top 15 place.