Lochore Meadows Sprint Triathlon – Race report

Here is another of my holiday catch-up race reports. At least now we are back in the same year as the race. They are a little brief as I rack my brains to remember how the race went down, so here is one from Lochore Meadows Sprint Triathlon 2017.¬†One thing that I do remember is that my Garmin corrupted as soon as I crossed the finish line ☹️ .

Race-day

My usual inability to get out the house on time meant we were rushing into registration with only seconds to spare before it closed. I hate being rushed in transition, but it all worked out fine. I know that it only takes me a few minutes to set-up my transition, but I don’t like to be rushed doing it.

Swim – 750m, 15:54

Little longer swim than usual, although it felt fine. I wonder if the course was a little long – no Garmin to check though as it died…

T1 – 02:37

Smooth as butter, as far as I remember.

Bike – 24km, 43:02

Great time for me, especially considering the extra 4km over a standard sprint distance course. In fact, it was so fast that Wiebke missed me coming back in, as I was faster than predicted.

The course is relatively hilly, and the first few k are a little busy, but as soon as you turn on to the side-roads, it’s a great, fair course.

T2 – 01:35

This time I reverted to type and struggled to find my transition spot, even though they were arranged by number. Idiot!

Run – 5km, 22:27

The run is within Lochore Meadows park on paths and roads and I can only the assume that the course was short. Whilst it was a good run, it didn’t feel like a PB rivalling run. As the Garmin was busted, I can’t be sure though.

Finish – 01:25:38

Position: 102/201
No Garmin Connect
Official Results

Couldn’t have asked for more in my first race of the year. Executed well and put in some good run and bike performances. Only shame is that the Garmin corrupted. I think my 910xt is ageing badly – the altimeter is broken and regularly records altitudes of ~18,000m – and now it can’t be trusted to record events

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