Challenge-Walschee-Half-Ironman

Challenge Walschee – Austria Half Ironman

This was one of my favourite races so far.. Challenge really look after the athletes and put on a great event!

Lake Walschee was perfect conditions for race morning and the swim went well after a physical deep water start.

Swim – 27:05

Challenge Walschee - Lake

 

 

The 2 loop bike course was fairly quick even tho there was over 900m of climbing, it helped that there were alotĀ of strong German cyclists to pace off. The route went through steep farm land and narrow private lanes which stretched the groups out. It was a crystal clear day and the temperature was a bit cold for the start of the bike, needing arm warmers especially on the descents. By T2 the sun was out and the temperature was up close to 30 degrees for the run.

Bike – 2:23

Challenge Walschee - Area

 

Onto the run, 3 loops around the scenic lake side trail. Lots to look at and a very vocal crowd helps the run fly by and before I knew it I was coming down the big Challenge finish area with the long red carpet

Run – 1:22

Total 4:17 – 3rd place in age

 

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