Super well done to the five of you! All round amazing results in what must have been an amazing location :-)
Massive congratulations Becky, Nick, Gesine, Charles and Deborah! So pleased for all of you! Hope you had a brilliant holiday away too. Can't wait to hear all about it! xxx
Thanks all. Yes it was a fab few days in sunny Kitzbuhel, surrounded by green meadows, pine trees, snow-capped peaks and the clanking of cow bells. The ETU race was very well organised and the Brits made up by far the largest international contingent with over 300 age groupers attending. Wet suits were optional as the lake temperature was almost 22 C and Becky was one of the few to bravely go without. The bike course was mostly flat and fast, but with a steep climb that had to be done three times (think Broomfield Hill in Richmond Park but three times as long) and a technical descent. Drafting was strictly verboeden, with offenders given a blue card having to sit for two minutes in the next 'sin bin'. The run was also hilly and incredibly scenic. Becky claims to have had a Maria Von Trapp moment and started skipping and singing half way round. There was great support, with JC as cheer-leader, and mini-union jacks to grab for the final run along the blue carpet.
Chapeau to Deborah for winning bronze in her age group and gold star to Gesine for hanging out with the WR crew, despite being a member of the German Age Group team.
Tony forgot to warn us about the giant carp lurking in the lake; apparently they have no teeth but will suck you down in to the depths with their enormous pouty lips!
Here's a pic of the Windrush contingent in front of the Schwartzee lake