There was a strong contingent of UK athletes at Ironman 70.3 Lanzarote last weekend. Two of the favourites, Bella and Stephen Bayliss, didn’t have the race they were planning, as they explained on their blog at the TeamTBB website.
70.3 Lanzarote was a great race on Saturday. It is a very challenging course and with the strong winds it made it a very good test for everybody. Both Bella and I came up a bit short in this test this time. But we both will get some strength from having a good hard race out in the winds and hills of Lanzarote.
It was still a good experience and possibly a good kick up the bum for both of us to get going and lift ourselves up for our next races.
We are still enjoying our time and training here at www.sandbeach.eu and training here on the great Island of Lanzarote. It is such a inspiring place to train, the scenary and the atmosphere of the island is very special.
9th place at 70.3 Lanzarote is not what I want to write about! And to top it all off Stephen did not have a good race either. So we really have to move on from that result, do some proper training and get faster for the next!
Apart from our under par performances it was a great race! A real test. 25 mile an hour winds on a hilly bike course showed who can ride and who cant!
I want to mention Eimear Mullan who I have been helping through TeamTBB, she started the day with a slower swim but rode strong and ran herself into 6th place prize money, in a competitive field with a fast run. Well done Eimear.