1 mountain climbed
2 nd, the position I came out the swim
3, the number of Thames Turbo I-ride race team smashing it up and racing with me
4, times falling down the mountain
5 gels consumed (and around my face afte the bike)!
6 rpm at many points on the bike course... Snowdonia hills are steep!!!
7 "wahoooos" on the descent out of Blaenau-Ffestiniog... It was fast!
8 'am I nearly there yets' up Moel Siabod
9 visions of Nevis to keep me going around the course
10 Degrees, how cold the lake water felt on my face
11 degrees, the actual temperature and reason for a 500m smash and grab swim
12 x 11, the number of minutes it took me to get around the bike course
13, the number of times I needed to remind myself I would get round and I enjoy racing
14 divided by 2 people in the support crew cheering me on down the finish....
And 15 realisation moments running the last km that I had actually won and I could soak up the atmosphere!
An unbelievable way to end the Always Aim High Series and my season. It has been a big year, with a mixture of success and lessons learnt. Moel Siabod was the biggest hill of the season, both mentally and physically. lt will, however, soon be followed by many more hills, through winter training and the big challenges I have planned for next season. All I know, is when you reach the top, the view is always amazing and the feeling is like no other. This feeling is what motivates me to work hard, believe in my dreams and keep improving.
Biig thanks to everyone who gives me the opportunity to compete to the best of my ability. 2016 is going to be epic!!