Angela Girgis took on the Hever Castle Half Ironman once again! But the challenging Gauntlet was taken in the seasoned triathletes stride.
Girgis fought her way through the 1900m swim, battling against fellow competitors in the narrow river to come out in 35 minutes 54 seconds.
The Gauntlet is renowned for its challenging sections and the transitions are not left aside. Making her way up to the bike transition, Girgis was out on the bike in 4 minutes 30 seconds and onto the two lap undulating bike course. Going up through Ashdown Forest and through some very pretty villages, Girgis took on the many hills finishing the two wheeled section in 3 hours 30 minutes 39 seconds.
With a swift transition, Girgis took on the two lap run, and again none of it flat! An almost completely cross country, down bridle paths, gravel, ploughed fields and a horse cross country course. This course is not for the faint hearted. Girgis came home from the half marathon run in 2 hours 50 seconds.
Despite being disappointed with the run time, Girgis still challenged the field and scooped up 3rd in her age category (40-50), 15th lady and 87th overall. A great effort!