Daniel has kindly sent in his race report from last weekends Eton Dorney BananaMan Super Series Race where he came a very impressive 5th in the Youth boy category.
Eton was a very hot race last weekend with 34-degree heat during my race. I opted for a wetsuit for the swim leg as they were made optional due to the water temperature. After a quick start, we quickly reached the end of the swim where I exited the water in 13th position which is my best swim all year. With the fastest first transition out of everyone I quickly pulled off my wetsuit and put on my helmet.
I exited transition just behind the second chase pack and had to sprint to stay on their wheels. By the end of the first bike lap, the second chase pack had caught the race leaders to form one big group of about 15 people. As we neared the end of the second lap we were caught by the chase pack behind to form a pack of 30 people.
We all dismounted for the second transition where there was a massive traffic jam as all 30 boys rushed to their spots in transition. This traffic jam allowed people further down the rack to get a lead on the rest of us. I exited the second transition in around 20th and started to chase down the leaders. During the 2.5km run, I managed to pick off 15 people to finish in 5th position.
Well Done Daniel great achievement!