I posted a post race thought on Facebook after I finished racing Kona, The Ironman World Championships. I’ve been blown away not just by the amazing messages I’ve received since I posted, but also by all the incredible messages of support, encouragement and show in confidence in me, I received before the race. Thank you. I wasn’t looking for pity or messages, I just wanted to get my initial thoughts out there before I had some time to sit down and write this.
I said leading into Kona that whatever the result, it wouldn’t change my season. It wouldn’t change the results I’ve had this year, and the development I’ve made and the pride I’ve felt in that. It doesn’t. I’m still incredible proud of what I’ve achieved this year and the results and races I’ve had. Someone just asked me, would I change winning Ironman Australia, and second at Challenge Roth, for a top five in Kona. Whilst I did pause for some time, my answer was no!