Port Macquarie was my first Ironman and what an experience it was! As I discovered when I got up there, it was a very challenging course, but the fantastic atmosphere made it perfect for me. Even when I was struggling, it was never long before I encountered someone with a kind word of encouragement. I can’t say everything went perfectly to plan, but I’m not really disappointed by that. Most of the other competitors I spoke to said something similar and having unexpected challenges rear their head during the race seems like an accepted part of ironman.
Unlike the organisers of the Fyre Festival, being underprepared for an event or forgetting something really worries me so I repeatedly checked and re-checked all of my preparations the day before the race.
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