BE MORE CONSIDERATE
I competed at this year’s Ironman 70.3 Weymouth and was doing well until the cyclist in front of me decided to throw his old water bottles behind him! One of them went straight under my front wheel, and off I came. Luckily, I’d been slowing down anyway, and as I skidded across the road I didn’t take anyone else out.
It took me 10mins to sort myself out, and off I went all fuelled up with adrenalin, determined to catch the person responsible – I didn’t! I completed the event but I can’t believe the stupidity and selfishness of a fellow competitor. Surely, as much as we all want to do well, we don’t want to put a fellow athlete at risk of serious injury because of our actions? Alan Hinchcliffe
Stay vigilant and be more considerate on the bike, is reader Alan’s advice this month, after he came a cropper at Ironman 70.3 Weymouth