I did it!! I completed the Blackwood Marathon Relay!
Here is how I did, in brief (don’t know how this will come through formatting-wise):
Leg Planned Actual Difference
Run 01:20:00 01:05:44 00:14:16
Kayak 01:30:00 01:48:14 -00:08:14
Swim 00:20:00 00:18:20 00:01:40
Horse 01:30:00 00:49:14 00:50:46
Bike 01:30:00 00:58:01 00:41:59
Total 06:40:00 04:59:33 01:40:27
The changeover is included in the following leg time, so I have calculated it into the difference.
– It was one of my best runs ever! Loved it!
– I was much slower on the kayak than I planned, but still made it to lunch by 12.
– Swim was hard but quick.
– Horse ride was hell! TK was insane! But he was fast and he finished strong. We did vet out, but we was down to requirements prior to going into the vet checkpoint. But with the chute squeezing him in with a bunch of other horses, and lining up with vets four abreast, he just though there was another race about to start and got fired up again.
– Bike leg was tough, I had to get off and walk first two hills, but I did way better than I anticipated I could ever do!
Full story to come!