Adam started off the day riding the first 3hours whilst I competed at the manawatu triathlon club champs. The pace was high from the start as it always is, but he managed to gain a lap with Madi and Max and it was still that way when I arrived before 12pm for the second 3hrs that I would be riding. It looked to be one large bunch with all the main contenders riding together with our team and Madi a lap ahead of a couple of teams and a few solo riders.
When I went out I wasn’t sure how I would be feeling as I had raced the tri earlier in the morning so had no intention of going for a lap solo. However, I felt pretty good in the first few laps and somehow I managed to get at gap so I just decided to keep going by myself. I wouldn’t say that I snuck a lap, I just knew the solo riders would be struggling as they had already ridden 3hrs. Took the lap within the first hour and also managed to get the fastest lap too so that was nice bonus.
Big thanks to Bike Manawatu, the sponsors and all the volunteers that helped put on such an awesome event, it wouldn’t be possible without you. It’s great to see such a unique event in the manawatu that brings together cyclists of all ages and abilities.
Adam and I are currently training towards the Triathlon World Championships held on the Gold Coast in September.