First out of the blocks in the 2016 GV multisport events campaign was Emma S with her Sunday the17th of April participation in the Southwell sprint triathlon (S400m / B20K / R5K).
Freezing (literally) conditions meant that all competitors had to take extra care in exiting the pool swim and heading out on the bike. It's an easy mistake to make to whiz through transition and rely on a simple tri suit when conditions are so cold but Emma's experience saw her taking a wise few seconds longer in T1 to don an extra layer. The result was a very good bike split and - massively importantly - the ability to still feeel fingers and feet come Transition 2.
Emma's tactical awareness and a good run leg was rewarded with an 8th from 37 finish in her age group. (Thumbnail courtesy of SportCam Ltd.)
Exactly one week later (Sunday 24th April) Steve W took to an equally freezing sprint tri at Epworth (S400m / B20K / R5K). A decent swim saw an equally tactically aware and well insulated Steve taking to his usual strong bike section and making serious time before the final hanging-on-in-there run section. In spite of the cold conspiring to produce a ridiculously low full-race-duration average heart rate of only 137bpm, Steve won his age group and was a creditable 3rd position in the overall standings.
A great start all round.