One can only start by saying what an excellent day it was – it all went to plan. I found the rolling start a great new addition to the race dynamic, it definitely put things into perspective racing the whole field and not only one’s age group. The swim went well and I easily navigated through the tougher conditions. Having no idea where I was in terms of the rankings forced me to keep my mind together and take control of what needed to be done on the bike. I went onto the run having never felt quite like this off the bike and I was determined to go. I worked my way through the field and when I caught Mark Pellew I knew it was only him and I vying for the top spot. Mark kept me honest on the run and on the day his experience saw him take the win. I am extremely happy with my age group win and overall performance on the day. Congratulations to the whole Ironman team for putting on a great event – this is really a fantastic addition to the racing calendar.
*2nd fastest Age Grouper on the day, 6th place overall and winner of the 30-34 age category