How did we do?
When it transpired that no one on F1 Racing could swim, Simon Bowles, art editor of our sister title What Hi-Fi?, eagerly stepped into the breach. “My kids are in the local Tri club so I often get roped in,” he says. Simon came 52nd in his heat, so just missed the cut for the final. In the mixed ‘wooden spoon’ run-off he was 91st of 99 competitors out of the water, rose to 53rd in the cycle, then dropped a place in the run to finish 54th.
“I shouldn’t have opted not to wear a wetsuit in the second race,” he admits. “I was about as buoyant as a safe!”