Auckland 70.3 Half Ironman
19th January 2014
After a successful inaugural event in 2013, 2014 produced the goods again with Jan Frodeno stepping up to the mark to take out the mens race. A good win to Catriona Morrison also to go with her win two weeks ago. Great weather and great racing; good times had by all.
No sightings of cars this year but a tip for all age-groupers. More and more of you are mounting your bike shoes in your pedals and attempting to wedge your water engorged feet into them at the start of the bike. Nice plan, but most people spent a remarkable amount of time faffing about at the bike mount line getting underway or doing it there and then. Getting your shoes on in transition may not be the sexy thing to do, but unless you’ve got the manoeuvre down-pat, it may be the best option.