Sunday, 28 August 2016

What's the time please?

On to lap 2
So, this triathlon then. This fit of madness that made me climb mountains and cycle up hills and swim in open water. And then yesterday I had to do it all. One after the other. And I was nervous. I was jittery. I certainly didn't feel ready.

Here is a list of people (and animals) who have replied to my triathlon post and have given me their thoughts in hours and minutes and sometimes seconds. Some on Facebook, since I was a dunce and didn't open the anonymous bit for their comments until Sunday morning. And the plan had been that only people commenting on my blog would be entered to win. So, in the end, I decided to give away two calendars. Just because. 

Fresh as a daisy (sort of)
Fun60                      3.08.30
Marie Smith            3.05.00
Yamini MacLean    2.59.59
Boes (or my sister) 2.58.00
Unknown IlR          2.57.45
Anvilcloud              2.57.00
Je vader (my dad)   2.55.00
Murphy & Stanley  2.51.47
Charliedownunder  2.51.00
Ed                           2.51.00
MT (via FB)           2.48.00
Pepperfly                2.47.00
Ginnie Marie          2.42.00
Janice Adcock        2.41.28
Mara (yes, me)       2.38.53
JTTS (via FB)        2.36.45
YHN (via FB)        2.29.00
IGD (via FB)          2.28.56

Well, I can tell you that with a lot of cheers I was the last one over the line, only about five minutes before the first of the elite athletes (who started two hours behind me) came over that very same line.

Nearly there!
And I did it in (drumroll please): 2 hours, 33 minutes and 45 seconds. Which means that of the FB repliers, JTTS (my partner in crime) was closest, only being three minutes off. Of the people who haven't seen me train and/or know me in real life Janice Adcock was closest, being nearly 8 minutes out.

Both of you will receive a calendar as soon as it's made which will be November time. Congratulations!

Photos by Unni and Lene


  1. Congratulations. Love the fist pump on the bike.

  2. Nice job, Mara! You look awesome!

  3. Gratulerer, du gjorde en imponerende innsats som du skal være veldig stolt av!

  4. Yay, Mara! Wonderful! Congratulations!

  5. Hari oM
    Oh Mara THAT IS TREMENDOUS!!!!! I have never have been so happy to be so wrong &*<>.... oh I'sa smiling ear-to-ear for ya pal!!! wwooohhoooooooooooooooooooooooo..... Now recover and then give us the breakdown... YAM xx

  6. 2 hours 33 minutes and 45 seconds!!!!!!! Crikey Mara ...... you nailed it. How good is that???????? Oh I can't wait to hear all the gory details. I'm so happy for you I could bust!! Well done. You look great. Love the bike shot!! You certainly looked as if you were enjoying it too. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay for Mara!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Way to go. I am not sure if I could do what you have accomplished.

  7. You should be so proud of yourself. Way to go did it!!!

  8. Holy Moley!!!!! Just read this and cannot believe it!!!!! What a joy it has been to cheer you on as you worked so hard. Just wished I had guessed even lower! Congratulations, Mara!

    1. Congratulations to you too! I was actually thinking of you while I was swimming. Since you had guestimated the best time I just wanted to make that a reality and I kept repeating your name over and over to make it true. And then it happened, albeit even better!


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