Kitzbuhel European Cup Write-Up for Jack Bloor
I travelled to Kitzbuhel on June 15th to compete in a European Cup Triathlon event, representing Great Britain and support from the Jack Bloor fund allowed me to fund my travel to the event. The race format was an eliminator- something that I hadn’t done before. Heats took place on the Friday, where the 10 first finishing athletes in each heat qualified to race the following day. Then, the top 30 athletes started the next day, when the format consisted of 3 shorter races. At the end of each, the bottom 10 athletes were eliminated from the competition, until there were 10 in the final race.
The racing was fast, hot, and tough, but I managed to get into the final race and finished 6th overall, my best senior result ever. Completing 4 races over 2 days provided many opportunities for me to practice race skills such as racing open water with close contact around buoys, transitions and more. The race location was amazing, and I had a great experience, plus, the result means my world ranking went up by over 100 positions, allowing me to get international racing opportunities more easily in the future. Thanks very much for the support, it has made a huge difference 🙂