With this week's big sessions (including a long midweek run and a five hour brick today) over and done with and only a recovery swim scheduled for tomorrow, I took the opportunity to have a further read through the race handbook and check out the website for Hawaii.
That then resulted in a curious glance at the entry list (as you do). I was adding up on my fingers first but soon had to resort to pen and paper.
Then a quick comparison to other events.
In my age category at the recent Ironman 70.3 Busselton there were two; at 70.3 St George the grand total was five; Putrajaya in Malaysia came up with zip, zero, zilch; Florida a whopping six, Geelong could only muster three and over in Auckland, New Zealand at the Asia Pacific 70.3 Championships earlier this year, they also managed to attract a half a dozen.
And Hawaii 70.3?
That's right a massive 17.
Now I'm very much looking forward to meeting some of these like minded women when we get to the Big Island.