When it comes to sheer beauty, Huskisson is nature's version of Brigitte Bardot.
This was one reason that I was relishing the opportunity to race another sprint distance event in a town so perfect for triathlon.
While the location is ideal, the conditions on the day were not and the sound of the starting siren for the deep-water swim start saw us hacking our way through some solid south-easterly slop.
I managed to be in the wrong place at the right time for most of the swim and copped more elbows and fists than a bar room brawl on a Friday night.
I exited the water mid-pack and climbed the carpeted stairs to set about pushing out some watts on the tredley.
|On the bike at Huskisson|
Whilst relatively flat, the Husky bike course can deceptively lead you to thinking that maybe you should be traveling a bit better than you are numbers-wise. I certainly felt that at stages, yet in retrospect, it was my best leg relative to other competitors.
Once I was through T2, I managed to run my best 5km off a bike to date and felt in control for the bulk of the trip.
|Working hard during the run|
In the wash-up I finished 10th of 28 in my AG. In horse racing parlance, the form guide would probably read "Should gain experience from racing here and strip fitter for the run."
|Finishing off the run|
I'm looking forward to some hard work over the next couple of months before returning to Husky, along with Wollongong and Batemans Bay in the new year.Follow me on;
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