This time my partner participated while I ate ice-cream with the kids and drank coffee. T'is a tough auld life. ;-)
All the reports which I heard were positive. The swim appeared to be longer this year at around 900m. Last year the swim was a little short so we know that next year it will be bang on 750m.
Here is a clip of the top competitors exiting the water:
It was unusual to see close company behind Chris Mintern on the swim as Chris normally has a healthy lead coming out of the water.
Click HERE to read an interview I did with Chris a while back (it made the Irish Triathlon website).
Of course as expected Chris was first into T2 and gave us a demonstration of a speedy transition:
After the race there was a great buzz as the competitors discussed the race:
Thanks must go to all race directors, organisers and marshals.
Here is Adrian Quinn enjoying the race from the sidelines:
To reach the finish line is always special and these girls were obviously delighted:
Here is Fast Eddie:
And another snap of Chris and friend:
Let me know what you thought of the race in the comment section below.