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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

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