A season of extremes – Slovakman

It has taken me a while to get up to date with all of these things as after Moraviaman my wife had our second son so our house has been very busy!!

Finally I have managed to write the final installment of my season so far. The first races of the season were the coldest I have competed in, and for this one we were expecting it to be hot and that is exactly what we got!

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I read a news article after the race that said it was over 36 degrees in the shade, and needless to say we were all melting on the run! I normally thrive in hot weather races but today I just couldn’t get into a rhythm after getting off the bike and found myself drinking as much as I could at each aid station until I developed a method of carrying the cup of water as far as I could and kept swishing it round in my mouth until it was gone. This really helped me in the second half of the run as I managed to salvage something from the race.

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Although my slowest run ever, I managed to run 17th fastest on the day and took 3rd place in my age group…. very happy with that….

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My third time here and still my favourite long distance race. More info on Slovakman here

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