Uckfield Triathlete takes part in 2018 Escape Triathlon

Uckfield Triathlete Jamie Bedwell took part in the 2018 Escape Triathlon Series in London in baking heat.

The race comprised of a 1500M swim, a 40K time trial bike ride and a 10K run in the docks and around the streets of London.

Prior to event Jamie said on Facebook:

‘The opportunity to compete against the best in the world, whilst also gaining experience of performing in my 2nd ever Olympic distance format. This weeks training will consist of some final high-intensity sessions before I then start to taper my training later in the week ready for the race day’

Following the event he added to his social media:

‘Phwaaa! Enjoyed getting the opportunity to race in a highly competitive field on Sunday afternoon with a range of top-level athletes competing from around the world. The race began with a 1500M swim in the London docks, initially starting well colliding with another athlete set me back as I had to re-adjust my goggles’

‘Fortunately, a wrong turn by the swim pack ahead of me put me back into position ready for the 40km bike. The bike had been changed from the non-drafting TT-styled format to drafting allowing athletes to work together to get the best overall speed’

‘Just over an hour’s worth of riding helped us catch many athletes caught between our chasing pack and the front group of athletes. Finally, in the run reduced down to 5km from 10km, I published a new PB of 15:45 in hot conditions’

‘Overall pleased to learn from the racing experience gained this year and put it all together on the day with a great bunch of athletes to compete with and not make any silly mistakes’

He added:

‘My next competition will be on the 2nd of September at the South Water relays where I will be competing with teammate Harrison Rolls-King and my partner Abi Hughes to gain the prestigious regional relay title’

Images from Jamie Bedwell social media