Worthing Triathlon is possibly one of the hardest triathlons I have ever completed!
The waves on the sea swim were so big we were being thrown over the other side of them! Many dropped out due to the horrendous conditions - I think about 30 women didn't finish. We were like rag dolls in the water, being thrown around over every wave. It was hard enough trying to spot the buoys, but trying to swim in a straight line was even harder!
Once we had finally navigated our way back to the shore, it was just the bike and the run left. At this point I thought, 'it can't be that bad, the swim was the hardest part'. Oh, how wrong I was! The bike course consisted of uphills and downhills, but not many flat sections! So by the time I was on the run, my legs were pretty useless really! The wind didn't help - it was like taking 1 step forward and 2 steps back!
But after the race, I realised that I had actually enjoyed the race, good parts and bad parts.
(The big slice of victoria sponge cake at the end wasn't too bad either!!)