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Stephen Bayliss: Challenge Fuerteventura report
Posted by: IronCouple
Posted on: Thursday 12th May 2011

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The race itself was one of those races when I felt not so good but managed to keep pushing on and came around to get a decent result. The race was held at the Playitas resort which I was very impressed with, great facilities and nice accomodation and a great location for triathlon training.

Coming out of the swim with the leaders, Henning, Jensen and Dan Halksworth. I felt awful running up the beach to transition and lost touch, I then managed to get back up to the front with the lead three but at about 15km lost touch. After about half way my legs started to come round and I eventually caught back up to the leaders. Jensen then rode the last 20km really well and put 90secs into the other three of us. Onto the run and I didn't quite have the speed I needed and Henning ran way to a one minute win and Jensen hung on to second 30secs ahead of me.

Pos Men Women
1st Rasmus Henning (DEN) 4:12:59 Eva Ledesma (ESP) 4:47:14
2nd Martin Jensen (DEN) 4:14:01 Erika Csomor (HUN) 4:49:13
3rd Stephen Bayliss (GBR) 4:14:33 Edith Niederfriniger (ITA) 4:53:28
4th Jonas Djurback (SWE) 4:15:59 Emma Ruth Smith (GBR) 4:16:16
5th Daniel Halksworth (GBR) 4:16:18 Sonja Jaarsveld (NED) 5:05:35

Daniel Halksworth with 'recovery' drink!I was happy with my race, it was a decent performance, just a bit more work needed.

Well done to Dan Halksworth, showing some real improvement, he has been training really hard and it is starting to pay off.

Bella and I are back now to Leysin, the pool is shut here in the village so we are having to go down to the bottom of the mountain to swim in the outdoor 50m, which is a beautiful pool, but freezing cold (well 20degrees, that is freezing to me;) it is lovely and warm compared to my channel swimming brother), so most of the swimming is done in the wetsuit.

See more pictures from Daniel here:
Beautiful pictures of Switzerland.

See more about Bella and I on: (to be updated soon)
twitter: # @theironcouple

Bella kicking in Leysin / on the beach at Playitas

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