Nick Shasha took to the closed roads of Kent and had a good hit out at The Bridge Triathlon, where he was rewarded with a 2nd. That was then followed by the infamous London Mile, where he joined 2,500 runners whos sole aim was to smash a single mile. That may sound easy, but it certainly isn’t if you are running at a pace of 4min 41sec…
The Bridge Triathlon in Kent, is so called because of its associated dramatic views of the Queen Elizabeth Bridge. Indeed it was to be this incredible backdrop which set the scene for what proved to be a fast and exciting triathlon on closed roads.
Despite some confusion on the swim, I managed to navigate well enough and had what felt like a really strong bike along closed and fast local A roads, before settling down to the final 5k run. Again I managed another podium with 2nd in Age Group.
Next up was the City of London for the infamous “London Mile.” This was too good an opportunity to miss. The race was free to enter and had a 1 mile closed road track in the City of London – so my kind of niche. Short, sharp and painful, but over quickly! As it turned out, the heavens opened and the course was twisty, turny and slippy – so I managed to get round in a slightly pedestrian 4.41 (around 10 seconds slower than my PB time). However, this was still good for 11th overall from almost 2,500 and 1st in Age Group.
All pro snaps courtesy of Jolekha Shasha
A big thank you to our Sponsors for making it happen:
FFWD Wheels – Race Wheels
Huub – Wetsuits
Schwalbe – Cycle Tyres
ISM – Saddles
Lezyne – Pumps, Tools, Bottle Cages
Altura – Triathlon and Cycle Apparel
Fenwicks – Lubrication
Camelbak – Bottles
Tifosi – Sunglasses
Limar – Helmets
Lake – Cycling Footwear
Jagwire – Cables & Housing
Swans – goggles
Shimano – Groupsets
Amphibia – Transition Bags
Stages – Power Meters
Race Ware Direct – Custom Garmin Mounts
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