Injuries On Hold

Whilst re-building from injury, Eleanor couldn’t resist competing in the Castle Howard Standard Distance Triathlon, where she narrowly missed out on the podium. Instead of a report Eleanor kindly provided some bullet point insights into the race…

Race video can be found here: www.youtube.com

As I was still making some progress regarding my ongoing injuries, I wasn’t run fit, but I wanted to see where things were at

I had really enjoyed this race in the past, and it’s on my doorstep, so it was a fun day out

The bike course of the event suited my strengths, as it was rolling, and so I was happy to take the fastest bike split and come in 2nd off the bike – not far behind super swimmer Hannah Drewett

There was a water temperature of 24 degrees, and so wetsuits were optional. I decided to try out the Huub Swim Skin. I enjoyed wearing it, and whilst I didn’t swim as fast as others in wetsuits, it was good not to overheat on the long uphill run up to T1

The event was really well organised and great for spectators and families

There was some close racing at the front of the Women’s race, with the eventual winner Emma Deary and my training buddy Suzie Richards coming through on the run

For now, I need to keep working through the rehab, and I plan to race next at the Stoke Elite race on September 24th, before building towards some Middle Distance Open Triathlon (MDOT) 70.3 races in the autumn

Race results can be found here: www.stuweb.co.uk

A big thank you to our sponsors for making it happen; we couldn’t do it without you.

Wilier – Triathlon Frames
FFWD Wheels – Race Wheels
Scimitar – Triathlon and Cycle Apparel
Schwalbe – Cycle Tyres
Fenwicks – Lubrication & Bike Maintenance
Limar – Helmets and Specialist Optics
Zero Point – Compression Wear

Fibrax – Cables & Housing

HUUB – Wetsuits
Amphibia – Transition Bags
Dryrobe – Ultimate change Robe
Race Ware Direct – Custom Garmin Mounts
CeramicSpeed – Bearing Upgrades
Od Designs – Bike Racks
ISM – Saddles
Lezyne – Pumps, Tools, Bottle Cages
Lake – Cycling Footwear
Swans – Goggles
Shimano – Groupsets
Stages – Power Meters