Race format is 250m swim, 10k bike, 2.5k run at Bather's Beach, Fremantle... 20km from Perth on 25th March. Corporate team members do the whole 3 legs, starting together with their times combined. Tri-it team members do a leg each. Was looking forward to this race, although the short distance is not really my preference, but it's a good opportunity to mingle with colleagues outside work and also show off my "skills" a bit.
I was the second fastest finisher from my firm last year, clocking 40 minutes while the first was 35 minutes. The first guy is away on secondment and I was looking forward to being the fastest finisher this time and going below 40 minutes (possibly 37 minutes with my tri-suit).
BUT... I was just told that there were no spare corporate teams so I have to do the tri-it teams instead. I would be doing the both swim AND the bike legs, teaming with one of the audit partners... also named Kevin from South African (no, he's not black). I have nothing against him. I don't even know him well enough. But I have checked the results for a running event our firm joined last year (which I registered but didn't turn up due to THE injury). He did 57 minutes for 12km. Not bad actually. Hehheh.
But I'm quite disappointed because I can't do the whole thing by myself (yes, I'm selfish)... considering that I do better at the run leg compared to the bike.
I have just taken a look the teams list. I'm not sure what's the reason behind me being left out from the full distance list.
Maybe the person wanted to give others a chance to do it since I did it last year.
Maybe the person assumed that I was slower than the others just because I'm Asian.
Maybe the person gave her closer friends priority as most of the people chosen were in her division.
Well, I won't be a sour grape. I'll do my best for the swim and bike. I have another OD the week after anyway. So it could be a blessing in disguise.