CTC Physiotherapy entered the North West Triathlon on Sunday 4th September 2011.
They arrived nice and early with no premeditations of the gruelling tasks ahead. After registering the team, the sun shone as they began the 500m, 20k cycle and 5k run relay.
Firstly our Swimming competitor, Mathew Hawkes, Senior Physiotherapist and Biomechanics specialist, began the walk down to the outdoor 30m swimming pool.
“I’ve never seen so many people in a pool at one time!! I’m used to having my own lane with nice calm water but this was like kickboxing in the Sea!”
As predicted, an outstanding performance, until the dreadful realisation that the distractions of the collision frenzy had diverted his concentration to nearly an extra length before turning around and swimming back to the finish.
By the transition area, Andy Leach, Clinical Director waited for the exchange of the wristband and it was looking good. The first mile in fewer than 3 minutes until a frustrated Andy was stalled trying to enter the Alverston roundabout. CTC supporters waited anxiously at the next transition area whilst in the distance, the hazed silhouette of the boss pedalled furiously towards them.
Ready to go, George Kiss, Sports Massage Therapist, hastily accepted the offering of the wristband and he was off. Quick first lap and held out on the second. However, the well termed analogical ‘brick wall’ struck on the third. Undeterred and determined to do his team mates proud, he battled through.
Everyone enthusiastically rushed to the finish line anticipating his arrival. With support and reinforcement from the CTC enthusiasts, George crossed the line with team mates Matt and Andy sprinting alongside him. A dramatic ending to a commendable and valued achievement. Well done boys!
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