Those who know me — or those who read this blog, or follow me when I’m on Fb and Twitter — will know that I have a more than passing love of triathlon. In fact, it’s become a big thing in my life, and my love of swim/bike/run/eat is growing. This year I raced Ironman Wales (you can scroll down and read my race report), and I decided to not do a full iron distance next year.
Instead, I’m doing a half distance race called the Brutal. It’s got that name for a reason.
Honestly, I think it’s going to be the hardest thing I’ve ever done. The swim is a chilly dip in Lake Padarn in Snowdonia, the bike is two laps around Snowdon’s footprint (almost 60 miles involving over 5,000 feet of climb), and then the run is one lap of the lake and then … an ascent and descent of Snowdon!
Yep. I’ve certainly let myself in for it this time!
As well as that, I’m racing a flat half-ironman in June (the wonderful Cotswolds 113), and I’m also in for the Velothon in July. And there’ll be other races too, I’m sure, but for now these are the three booked in.