I have corrected some of the times because the course was a different length than I expected in some places - the swim was ~720m compared to 750, and the cycle was about 16.3 km rather than 20 km. On the other hand the run was 5.6 km rather than 5 km (cycle and run lengths according to my gps watch).
The results of the race are published on the Hartlepool Council web site.
|Phase||My Budget||My Optimistic View||Actual||Corrected|
|Swim||30 min||20 min||16:06||16:46|
|Cycle||60 min||50 min||43:41||53:36|
|Run||30 min||20 min||27:21||24:25|
|Total||120 min||90 min||1:31:52||95+5 (transition)|
So once I have corrected the times for the slightly different race distances, the cycle and run were both mid way between my budget and 'optimistic view' (so maybe I couldn't have done the cycle much quicker after all - I guess the tandem and Benjamin is a lot heavier than the bikes most people were using, and I don't like to go too fast in case it goes unstable...). The surprising one was the swim being faster than my optimistic view. I think that is down to Laura helping pace me up and down the pool so much.
Our finishing position was 142 out of 158 starters which is what I would have expected when we set out. I was surprised it was not higher after the run because we were overtaking quite a lot of people, but I think we were un-lapping ourselves rather than really overtaking them. So I am quite pleased that our timing was in line with our earlier 'Expectations Management'!.