The beautiful Woodhall Spa was the setting for the fourth and last of OSB’s Midlands Sprint series of triathlons. The organisation was amazing, lots of crowd support and the event real festival feel. It was a very inclusive event with triathletes of all levels represented. The conditions were perfect especially if you had an early start time in the cooler morning, although the heated lido was still warm even at 8.50am! We were in a relay team, Hayley, Mat and Amberly – Team Shalom, I blame Ambie for the name. Whilst Ant took on the triathlon individually. Ambie’s first triathlon experience was a great introduction into the crazy world that is ‘triathlon’. She ran an impressive 5k time on fresh legs that individual competitors didn’t have the luxury of. We soaked up the sun, ate burgers and cakes while Ant tackled the course with ease. The Lancaster flying low above elite athletes tumble turning in the pool was something very special. The only downer on the day was arriving at the amazing bakery 3 minutes after closing time. Will we back next year? Most definitely, we need to get to the bakery on time!
Hayley W (& Team Shalom)
5k – 22:30 (Total time 1:21:46)