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Budapest and the Balkans

1. October 2010


Apologies for the delay in updating after the Triathlon Champs held in Budapest on 11th September. Budapest was a great venue for World Championships. The swim was in the Danube and the flat fast bike course on the Buda side of the city. The run headed north alongside the Danube on the Buda side also and then across the Szechenyi bridge to finish on the Pest side. Fantastic to be racing through a part of Europe with so much history though organisers did forget to order the weather.

The sprint distance presented a very different race to the grind of long distance in Immenstadt with speed and heart rates being much higher. As in Immenstadt I gave it my best on the day.

16th out of 57 starters so a few behind me but 15 faster old buzzards doing a better job.

That concludes my 2010 World Triathlon Champs campaign and the training gear has been put away.

Starting in Slovenia, the last two weeks I have driven 4600 km through parts Croatia, Bosnia & Hercegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Makedonia, northern Greece, Bulgaria, Kosovo and Serbia. A great trip but that story is for another time. Now it is time to focus on a very different task as I head to St Petersburg, Russia, for one month at a Russian Language School.



date Posted on: Friday, October 1, 2010 at 9:17 pm

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