How To Get Lost On A Triathlon

You wouldn’t think it was possible unless you knew me really well. It was suggested we (my little running group of 5) do a Triathlon some months ago. I thought it was a good idea but then discovered something. It’s much more difficult swimming on top of the water than under it. I have spent many hours in the pool and I am still a rubbish swimmer, but figured I could do them (obviously not in the biblical way) on the bike and run.

I kinda knew things weren’t going well when after leaving the pool the Princess informed me I had two more lengths to do. 😂 Okay… direction and counting are not my strong points. I jumped back into the pool. When I got on my bike I was about ten minutes behind my friends. But hey, I caught one of them at 5k and the other at 10k. So it was looking good. Then I met a marshal (for my American cousins it wasn’t Matt Dillon) She pointed me down a road to a mini roundabout. The first time around was fine, I was a little concerned the second time. I shouted, “Finish?” She nodded and said straight down there. After I reached the necessary kilometres to complete the race I was a little more than concerned. 🤔So I ran back. The aforementioned marshal pointed me in the same direction once more. I explained I’d been down there twice already. She said, “Oh, you need to go that way then.” So I came in with an extra two and a half kilometres than everyone else. Well it was my first Triathlon 😂

Have a fabulous weekend everyone and never enter a Triathlon xx

About charliecountryboy

Part-time Carpentry Assessor. writer, runner, guitarist. Curious about life and all those wonderful people in it.
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19 Responses to How To Get Lost On A Triathlon

  1. Anonymous says:

    Very nice writing. You have a way more charitable attitude than I did once when I missed a turn in a small town marathon. I had a Boston Qualifier in the bag which has been a dream. Alas, maybe it’s not so important. Nice job on your Tri. You did the work. I’d count it! 🏊‍♂️🚴🏃🏅

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  2. The Hinoeuma says:

    Oh, look…it’s a brick in the water. LOL! It’s good that the Marshall helped out. Maybe you need a compass?

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  3. Well done Charlie. Is this the first time you have got lost on one of your trots?

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  4. Awesome Charlie! I am glad you have a great attitude about the whole thing.
    Thank you for the advice: no triathlons for me!

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  5. Are you familiar with the expression – “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt.”? Just thought I’d ask . . .

    Meanwhile, congratulations on finishing – I doubt I could manage any of the bits, and certainly not all three in a row. 🙂

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  6. Carolyn Page says:

    Well, at least, you look to be taking it all quite well…. spit, spit, chuck, gloop!
    That said. I really believe you are a marvel, Charlie. Not many of us ‘older types’ go in for such demanding physical activities. We deserve better Marshalls!

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  7. Ana Daksina says:

    Oh, good… Counting and direction aren’t strong points for me, either. I feel more normal now.

    Oh. Wait… 🤣

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  8. Belladonna says:

    Wow! Well you what most of us will never attempt to do. Great job!

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