Windrush Aquathlon 2014

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I took part in this event as a last minute entry as another aquathlon I was entered in over in east London was cancelled at the last minute. Windrush Aquathlon had been sold out but I thought I would try my luck and see if there were any places on the day.

This was a 500m swim in Brockwell Lido and a 5km run around Brockwell Park – not the parkrun course I’m told.

It was a very hot morning, almost too hot for wetsuits. I really wanted to use mine as preparation for Leeds Castle triathlon next weekend. I think it was borderline and I would have felt a bit like a Boil in the Bag cod if the swim was a bit longer.

Finish line Windrush Triathlon

Photo Jonas Lustosa / Eileen Jacus

CPT mopped some of the podium places and a lot of points for the London League.

It wasn’t my fastest effort and I was a bit puzzled as I seemed very slow over the run especially. Hopefully everything will be fine next week on ‘home turf’ at Leeds Castle.

Total00:38:48
500 m swim + T100:13:02
5k m run00:25:46

James Mullarkey

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