European Age Group Championships

Friday April 20th was the date for the Standard distance event of the European Age Groups. I was lined up on the start pontoon in a wetsuit-the decision of the day with the water temperature hovering around the 20 degree

mark. I think I made the right decision, coming out the water 90 seconds clear of the field and getting out on the bike in clear air! Got caught by the overall winner – and Elite Duathlete – Mark Nolan at 15km, but was still third of everyone heading into T2. Unfortunately I pushed a little too hard on the bike and started to falter after 4km on the run. In the end I finished up 4th in the 25-29 age group, still a significant improvement on previous efforts and something to be very proud of! More work to be done, but first of all to have a little bit of rest!

John

Euro Age Groups, heading into T2 in 3rd overall

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I was an international swimmer both in the pool and open water between 17 and 21, and have been coaching swimming for 15 years now! Having raced as an age group triathlete, I've coached in triathlon since 2009.
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