READER RES­CUE UP­DATE PT 2

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I just wanted to write in to say how my re­cov­ery was work­ing out [Reader Res­cue, is­sue 354]. My train­ing went well be­tween the ac­ci­dent and LCW, and Nick [Beer]’s advice was very help­ful. I went to Tenby in­tend­ing to have an en­joy­able week­end, take it easy and see how it went; I ended up beat­ing all my 2016 times and plac­ing 13th over­all, so a great week­end!

What made the week­end more spe­cial, though, was com­plet­ing the three days and fin­ish­ing the marathon with my wife, who was knocked off her bike by a car while out train­ing only two weeks be­fore LCW. Through stub­born­ness and de­ter­mi­na­tion she was on the start line after a hor­rific two weeks – she placed third for the ladies. Watch­ing her re­ceive recog­ni­tion on the podium among other very tal­ented ath­letes was emo­tional, to say the least. Hope­fully we can con­tinue to train well and turn up at Iron­man Wales fit and healthy with­out fur­ther in­ci­dents! Matt Ver­meer

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