Andrew Gough

I've never been very competitive, but always enjoyed exercise and sport.

Trouble is i'm easily bored of the repetition of distance events like marathons, even 10km runs!, so the mix of all three disciplines in the sprint distance was a great fit for me. Having a relatively young family (spread from 3-7) also meant squeezing in training where i could, but i found it really enjoyable, especially the open water swimming, which i though would be my least favorite.

The event itself was really good, well organised, well supported, and importantly loads of swag too. Had a couple of issues, mostly of my own doing, like going into transition a lap early on the bike and having to go back out, then having a big crash on my second attempt at the bike transition #shouldhavesloweddown I finished though, and the effort of training, the discomfort of the following few days, were definitely worth it. Not saying i'm addicted like some people, but i'll definitely do another one.

Andrew Gough