Hey folks, just realised I did not check back after the completion of my first Triathlon. Well, I survived my maiden triathlon, and like what most folks say, you’ll want to do it again and again and again…

I arrived pretty early on race day, setup my bike and the stuff for transition. It was my first tri, so I was also secretly observing what other folks are doing, so that I can learn as well. I wasn’t going for timing, so my stuff was not really laid out in order, most of things were still stuffed in my bag. Before I knew it, the time came for my wave to go into the waters. I’m quite a swimmer myself, so the 1.5km swim was pretty easy for me, I completed in 35mins without really exerting myself as I wanted to conserve energy. The bike was my weakest, completing the 6km loop in 15minutes, darn slow!! Even the female triathletes were overtaking me…. The run was okay, but I couldn’t feel my legs for the first 4km… thereafter once I get the momentum, I was cruising along and managed the 10km in 1 hr 10mins, eventually completing my maiden triathlon in 3.5hrs.

Now that I have a first taste of the triathlon, I would want to do more…. swimming and running is manageable, I’ll need to work on the bike.

I’ll be back!


Cover photo: TRI-Factor Series Singapore 2014


  1. good job. I’m not a regular triathlete, but the horrible feeling in your legs when you try to run straight off the bike never leaves my memory!

    Look forward to your next Tri-review.


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