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My 2019 in Triathlon – From Zero to Half Ironman in 9 months

In the last twelve months, I’ve gone from having absolutely no triathlon experience and barely being able to swim a few lengths, to completing three Sprint, Olympic and Half Ironman races in May, July and September respectively.

I’ve brought my 5k Parkrun time down from 22:02 to 18:37 (a 15% reduction), I’ve lost about 7kg from my peak weight in 2018 (a 10% reduction), and I completed my first marathon in November.

All in all, a great year!

With the 2019 Triathlon season now over and 2020 dawning, I thought I’d reflect on everything I learned in my first season as a triathlete.