The 1500m swim was interesting. The two 750m laps of the lake were linked by an 'exit - 100m sprint - re-entry' between them. It was really choppy but much easier than trying to navigating in the river Thames. The 41km bike was 8 laps and pan flat, it should have been really fast but the wind sucked all the life out of your legs! The 10km run was over 4 laps and Joshua ran alongside me for the final kilometer!
I was hoping for a faster time than at Windsor (which I did) but only managed 2:38:29 - I was shooting for sub 2:35. Craig and Kirk also suffered in the wind (it was the talk of all the competitors) and we were all relieved to finish.
I don't have anymore races booked - I want a summer with no pressure to train! And yes it really did hurt!