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Craggy Island Triathlon 2012

Megan, 'away wi' the fairies', on Craggy Island
Megan, ‘away wi’ the fairies’, on Craggy Island
Place Category Swim T1 Bike T2 Run Race Time
Tony Wackett – Day 1 14/171 MSen 00:09:38 00:02:07 00:41:53 00:00:41 00:48:41 01:43:00
Gordon Purves – Day 1 21/171 MVet 00:12:45 00:01:50 00:44:11 00:00:47 00:46:49 01:46:22
Team ERN – Day 1 116/171 00:14:00 00:00:52 01:00:45 00:00:32 00:59:23 02:15:32
Megan Davey – Day 2 127/153 FSen 00:12:05 00:02:42 01:02:19 00:00:58 01:07:37 02:25:41

1 = First race over the distance. PB = Personal best time over the distance.

Megan said : Truely I don’t think I’ve ever enjoyed a run more! I fair bounced through the heather (and sometimes went straight off into the bracken). Anyway, it was a really super event. Such a cool idea swimming to an island and then cycling and running around it! It was very friendly, well organised, our own Fiona Mackenzie once again marshalling and adding the personalised ERN touch to proceedings. My swim was pretty quick (in the sea from Oban to Kerrera Island) once all the big fellas had thrashed around and then floated off downstream. That meant I spent quite a bit of time being overtaken by those same people on the bike leg, which was very muddy and well worn from the race the day before. And although the route was either steep or boggy, it was always interesting, around little bays, past the castle ruins and various faster participants who had punctures/broken chains. But the run was really great. I had been worried my legs would give out after thrashing up through a heathery hill but it was fab. Could have been the view, could have been the supporters and marshalls who were there all the way along the route, could have been the jelly babies. I’d like to think that maybe I’ve found a surprising niche in heathery hill running. Whatever it was, the training with ERN and a few trips through the Pentlands definitely paid off! This was my first tri and I’d been looking forward to this all year and I’m already looking forward to some more Durty Events next year.

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