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Carolyn Hayes - European Championships 2019

  European Championships, Weert, The Netherlands I travelled to the Netherlands last Wednesday to compete in the European Championships in Weert- my first experience of travelling internationally in a team environment and my first big games. Preparation couldn’t have gone better and my coaches at HupHup had done all they could- the rest was down to the day. Thursday   Course familiarisation (swim, bike and run) took place Thursday morning for the Elite and Junior athletes (Girls race Friday/Boys Saturday) The swim was in a lake and consisted of 2x750m laps for the Elites including a run up and re-entry after lap 1.  The bike course was technical but flat with strong headwinds greeting athletes as they departed town where T2+finish...

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