It’s hard to put the intensity of the past few days into words so here’s a brief photo summary of our journey to Roth. Almost a week on I am still awed by this whole adventure. Thousands thanks to Team Zoot Tri Europe for giving me this opportunity of a lifetime!
A long road trip, a night ferry crossing, breakfast in Brussels, hours of Staus auf der Autorbahn, free toilets, paying toilets… and a very warm welcome in Roth.
A Zoot-Booth tropical Zooter meet-up, stocked up on supporters’ kit, bike prep-up, campsite javelin practise for draft-prevention, pasta party and again feeling very welcome and cheered up!
Mini Zooter’s day at the Junior Challenge, some siestattitude, then time to show she’s alive and kicking at the Schüler B triathlon over a 200 swim, 5 km cycle and 1km run!
Bike and run kit check-in, lots of bikes and a very light run bag!
It’s early, balloons fly up in the sky, a cannon shot and we’re off for a long day…
Even more convinced that a long-sleeved suit would be nice! Building dens in the woods, meeting world champions and drinking a bit more Erdinger before wrapping up some unfinished business…
I kicked in the teeth two preconceived ideas this Sunday: did a long distance tri, faced a marathon and now it’s time for number 3. So this happened when we stumbled upon the perfect pair of witnesses, the bridesmaid was even there for a Zooter Roth proposal 🙂 Fortunately, there were strong arms to help me back up.
An even longer return road trip, off the Autobahn this time but with a Japanese-speaking car stuck in single speed for way too long, an early ferry crossing, the end of a ferry tail that wouldn’t open to let us out and a big celebration back home.
A more conventional race report and informative write up will follow for those keen on more details!