So dust has settled on the performance Sunday, awesome medal ceromony and celebrations with family afterwards. 3rd in age group and 22nd overall.
Race went like this:
Strong start in the first 5km - running at 17minute (PB) pace and was working my way through groups who'd started too fast. Picking people off one by one on the third lap (of four) I caught a sizable pack and thought it sensible to stick with them to have a group to work with on the bike, so eased off a bit although gave myself a bit of a buffer on them in case of any issues in transition. Run time was 18:10
Plan worked and we formed a really fast moving strong peleton on the bike course, I absolutely gave everything here and whilst we had a group of 20 or more there were only a handful of us doing the work on the front so I spent most of my time there pulling along the train with @cycling_jerzy from TeamGB. The effort paid of us our bike group was (I think) the fastest on the road and pulled back some of the lead runners. I recorded 30:20 for the 20km bike which was up there with the fastest times of the day.
Came off the bike and emptied the tank on the 2nd run knowing I was in shout of a podium. Ran my fastest ever 2.5km and crossed the line thinking I'd done enough, but position wasn't confirmed until a few hours later.
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