Shakey start to the World Championships. Litterally and metaphorically.
I was fast yesterday. Overtook so many people on obstacles, even on these trenches, even though I'm notoriously bad at jumping.
I messed up a bit on the one obstacle I had worried about (Skitch 2.0) and lost a lot a couple of minutes before I collected myself and got it. Kept on passing people out, including girls that podiumed last year, so understood I was keeping good pace.
Got in to goal, with too much left in me - hadn't gone as fast as I should - I'm bad at pushing myself to max on short distances.
Checked results one hour later, and I was 3rd! One hour after my start all the women in my age group had started, so that result ought to be the correct one. We decided to stay for the podium, and I have to admit I was chuffed as I had Not expected that. I'm no sprinter, and I had thought the obstacles all too easy (except Skitch) for me to have any advantage.
Of course, as Always, when there is prize money involved, something happens 🙈
Turns out one girls' results is added manually, shortly before prize ceremony.
I end up being 1(!!) second after 3rd.
But over 300 people had to cut their bands, including 18 Elite, and my time had me down as 20th looking at All age group results, so that is far from bad really.
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