Well I definitely didn't win the cycling! There were a lot of blokes with a lot of gear, including the man who won the event in the last world games. He did the 5km in 8:12 - I did it in 14:18. To get bronze in my age group of 30-39 I would have had to get under 10:45.
All that said I think I did pretty well. I was certainly not slowest and I think I worked harder physically doing that 4 laps of Victoria Park, Bath than I've ever worked before. It was a cruel course with a really nasty hill and each time up it was more of a struggle.
Everyone was very supportive and most of the fast guys, if I said I was only 10 months post-transplant and, by the way, it was a double lung for CF, seemed genuinely impressed.
I just need to grow bigger legs!
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1 year ago