I started the swim too quickly as usual, but caught a slower swimmer. He turned and gestured me to get out of his way. No chance. I ran to T1 expecting an argument, but he'd remembered the rules.
On the bike I was passed by a rider on lap two. We continued to pass each other for the rest of the ride. At one time three abreast and on the wrong side of the road. I tucked in and then out again, only for a rider to shout that I was drafting.
T2 and into the run. Mike Chaplin, Woodbridge Shuffler and David Bedford's Granddad lookalike huffed and puffed his way past me.
Tough run, but I earned the mug. See you there next year.
Shelly Beach, Sydney. Just round the bay from Bondi.
"All ya'll need is ya bike, ya board an ya jandles, Bruce"