Sunday, March 15, 2009

TriBob Duathlon

Did my maiden Tribob duathlon, the event was very well organized and i had a pleasant time racing. There was another running event being held elsewhere, the Suburban run.

Arrived at the venue at around 0610 and managed to get a parking lot in the Mandai Crematorium as i was one of the few early birds. Gotta my bike ready and rode to the starting point. But then, there were a lot of participants at the transition area. The distances for this sprint Duathlon consisted of 3km run, followed by 15 km bike and then another 3 km run. The Men under 40 started at around 0730 and the Seletar reservoir was filled with "Fast and Furious" runners. The weather was very cooling and the bike route was spacious. I managed to finished the race in a hour time.

However, the well-organized event was marred by the loss of a participant's Cervelo P2C bike. Hopefully the stolen bike can be found and be returned to the poor chap.

The thief simply 'destroyed' the spirit of the Duathlon......

The Finishing Point

The podium

Managed to capture some bikes in the transition area:

Specialized Transition TriBike (Is Macca racing???)


Next stop, the Tribob Triathlon.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Session with the Ironman Champ Craig Alexander!

Gotta this mail from keypowerint:

Won't miss this golden opportunity!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Singapore Biathlon 09

Completed my first ever biathlon in a disappointing performance. Once again, gotta the phobia of sea water which almost made me quit the race. Didn't have the courage to dip my head into the cold water as my inner self made me felt like drowning. Nevertheless, i decided to swim in breast stroke style with my head above the water as i didn't dare to dip my head into the sea water.

Entry point to the swim leg

Just before the start of the race, the skies started to rain. My wave was the last which began at 0830. Once the air horn sounded, i slowly made my way into the sea water. After a few strokes of front crawl and "kung-Fu" kick by other swimmers, i almost decided to gave up the race as the water phobia once again caught up with me.

Squall line at the start of the swim

It was a tiring swim as i slowly built up the courage to swim front crawl, but only for the last 400 meters. Exited the water with tired legs, and subsequently took my time in the transition area. Picked up my pace as i overtook quite a few participants in the run leg.

After all the disappointment, i managed to complete my first ever Singapore Biathlon.
Next stop : Tribob Duathlon. In the meantime, i will need to perform more open water swim training.

My colleague and me near the finishing point

Finisher medal