My first triathlon! It was a tough one - Hever Castle Olympic distance (1500m swim, 40km bike, 10km run) through relentless rain and bitterly cold winds. By some miracle, my winged eyeliner and eyebrows survived the whole ordeal - and so did I! . . Swim: • Didn’t get kicked in the face • Got into a comfortable rhythm and actually had a really good swim • Water temperature was 15.8° and yet it was the warmest I felt all day 😢 . Bike: • Lots of hills, lots of cars • I don’t know how to fix a puncture so Tim (also racing) cycled alongside me the whole way in case I needed help - he’s a keeper! . Run: • Tough Mudder without the electric shocks • I inevitably fell over in the mud • Should have worn trail shoes . . I enjoyed the race in a masochistic sort of way. When the weather’s warmer, I am definitely signing up for more triathlons! ☀️ Thank you to all the volunteers at @castletriathlonseries who braved the elements to keep our spirits up!