Supported Triathlete Geoff Looks Back On A "Disjointed" Year
A pool-based triathlon at Brigg in Lincolnshire marked the last event in what our supported athlete Geoff Wynn calls “a really disjointed year”. In this update, he tells us about the event, reflects on 2021 and looks forward to competing internationally again in 2022.
Brigg was a pool based sprint triathlon (400-metre swim, 20k bike and 5k run) run by LincsQuad triathlon club. Having raced it previously, I knew it’s a well-run event to participate in. The only unknown this year was a change to the run route.
The race started with an average swim then onto the bike and the small positional changes I've made over the last eight weeks since The Outlaw made a huge difference to my comfort and in turn ability to stay aero. It's a smooth out and back bike leg and after fighting a headwind going out it was a flying return leg (avoiding the queuing vehicles at the petrol station). Onto the run I got into my stride rapidly passing athletes from the earlier waves. After crossing the line under the hour mark I was gutted to have missed the podium by 11 seconds but I managed to take the age group win and despite feeling a little deflated by my run I actually had the fastest run split of the day. Two terrible transitions with kit errors cost me the podium and have gone into the ''to resolve over winter" box.
2021 hasn't been a brilliant year but with world championship finals places for both sprint duathlon and Olympic triathlon qualified for in 2022 it hopefully will be a much better year and I'll get to fly the Big Bear Bikes flag internationally again.