An interesting Australia Day this year. It was great to win the Henley on the Mersey Triathlon after getting a puncture last year. I had to settle for third place in the ferret racing though. Denise Drysdale took the win, while my ferret Billy we pretty keen to run backwards.
The Devonport Triathlon made it's comeback on the weekend. The race that got me hooked on triathlon over 10 years ago was back in action with an age-group Olympic Distance race and elite/ITU junior sprint races. I participated in the age group event (my pro licence is for long course only) which doubled as the Tasmanian Olympic Distance Championships. Despite not being able to swim due to the condition of the river after the terrible pre race weather I was able to come away with a win. I was third in from the inital 3.5km run but hit the lead early on the bike and lengthened the gap to the rest of the women's field over the 40km. Four times up Nixon Street was tough and the head winds along Victoria Parade and Coles Beach Road were not pleasant either. Finishing with the 10km was a relief to get to the finish line and I'm pretty happy with my decision to go long as the short stuff hurts so much! Big thanks to Stubbsy and his crew and all the helpers from CCTM for putting together a great event!
Wow, i can't believe it's been 4 weeks since IMWA. I have thoughly enjoyed some time off training, sleeping in and catching up with friends. I am now however ready to get back into the swing of things. I haven't yet decided what my major races will be for 2011 so stay tuned!