Swim – 33.27
Bike – 1.24.54
Run – 51.30
So if my maths are accurate then 52-42 = 10. I know it’s a complicated sum, but I think I’ve got it right. That means after 42/52 Tri this morning I’ve only got 10 left. It’s still a fair few, in fact it’s about 3 years’ worth for me normally, but in this current year of my life it’s just 8 weeks left (I’ve got two more double weeks coming up). So definitely on the home stretch now - 30th November for the last one.
So to today - it was cold 🥶 this morning. Air temp about 7 degrees, sea probably around 15 degrees at the moment, so dropping fast. Was super happy with my Run time of 51 minutes. All in all I smashed it today. I think sometimes being on my own makes it tougher, but on other days, like today, it actually makes me push on harder. No real reason to these things.
So 42 down and 10 to go, I’m happy to go into the weekend with that 🤟
Huge thanks to everyone who has sponsored me so far – it really means a lot. I’m now at 61% of my £100k target for this madness – if you haven’t sponsored yet and are thinking about it, every pound helps keep me going and is appreciated wholeheartedly.
Special thanks for recent kind donations from Skerritts, Focus Group and Hilton Brighton Metropole, to name a few.
Watch Rob Starr talk to BBC News about his 52x52 Challenge on the day he finished his 52nd and final Triathlon of the year!
A short blog to end; Triathlon 52/52 done. So pleased it’s over. Lots of money raised for the Starr Trust and I really hope it continues as there are so many young people who need our help.
That was one of the hardest yet both physically and mentally. Physically because my back is still in muscle spasm, caused by a Crohn's flare up that needed rest but didn’t get it. Mentally because the whole triathlon was done gym based, which meant no sea, no air, no trees, no birds - just a clock telling me I’ve hardly started!