Shropshire Olympic Distance

Shropshire Olympic Distance

Set your mind to anything and you will achieve with RFS, sometimes its not all about been fast sometimes its all about the “because you can”. Here is Pauls race report in his own words.

I had registered for the Shropshire Olympic Triathlon at the beginning of the year, but major surgery in March cost me a couple of months of serious training.  With encouragement from Gary to still go for my first ever Olympic distance race, I was soon back into regular training.  A long (for me) cycle ride with Gary a few weeks before the race, convinced me that I could complete the race (I aim to complete rather than to compete!).

The Shropshire Olympic Triathlon took place on Sunday 16 September, at Ellesmere Lake.  On the day it was windy and raining, but there were still 234 of us at the start.  I was confident about the 1500m swim, but I had troubles with my goggles, which were letting in water.  I stopped several times to adjust them, and swallowed quite a lot of water in the choppy lake.  Although I completed the swim in the expected time of around 40 minutes, it was my worst ever swim.  (more…)