There were plenty of big names in attendance like Emmet Kelly, Brian Harris and Alan O'Brien, all impressing. I somehow found my way into wave 4 which did me no favours. I did have Alan O'Brien next to me for the duration and he exited just 2 seconds before me but I don't think either of us pushed as hard as we would have if we were in wave 1 or 2. The bike felt solid and I hammered through the first 10km headwind and hill but coming in at 36mins left me slightly disappointed. I got through t2 quite quick and out onto the run course. It's worth paying dues to race 795 for a great race, course and overall event. The run was sheltered and flat and I got around in 20:11, again slightly slower than I would have liked. My overall time was 1:09:48 leaving me in 11th place in my category. I was reminded after the race that in the last 24 weeks I have been training and preparing for an Ironman and that with that in mind, this was not a bad result, fair point. As far as training went, the week was light enough with the run-up to Carlow. This week I will try to ramp up the mileage once more as Tri-Athy Double Olympic looms on May 30th.