15 May 2015

No avoiding it

So wished I could have been on the start line at Ironman 70.3 Vietnam but had to instead settle for supporting on the sidelines.

Mind you, that was no hardship!  What a great triathlon location as well as an amazing cultural experience.

Athletes and their supporters were warmly welcomed and there was an excited buzz around during the lead in to the event as well as on race day.

Although not the best viewing for spectators, the free wifi and multiple timing points helped bridge the gap for those of us doing it "hard" supporting back at the luxurious Hyatt Danang resort.

The shuttle buses to and from the venue worked well and there were taxis everywhere for those other occasions.  Would have loved to have seen more of the bike but didn't want to risk getting caught in possible traffic jams and not make it back to the finish line in time. 

The results our group achieved were fantastic!  

Stef & Ange placed 4th & 5th pro female respectively, coach Daz won his age category (by a whole hour), Cath's trophy for second place in her age group was almost as big as the grin she sported, Angela in her debut 70.3 event placed 8th and Billy 9th.  Jamie finished with a thumbs up as well as a big grin!

Phil unfortunately got a flat a couple of kilometres out and had to run his bike in.  As he lost time clip clopping back to T2 and still came in 4th, one wonders what his result would have been without the mechanical.

Now back in cooler dry season Darwin there is no avoiding it, and it's back to reality with a thump! Cycle 2 of chemotherapy begins today, groan, but am dreaming of the day my name will be on a start list (any list) again.  

Perhaps for Vietnam in 2016!!

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