LCM - Okay, have had to make final decision after much deliberation and off and on back spasms that come and go at random.Will not be competing at IoW as risk of further and longer lasting injury too high. Am gutted as despite lack of training and knowledge of the bastard bike ride, I was really up for it.
BB - That's it? Can I borrow your bike rack?
The race comes and goes.
BB - Have a look at results. WW was 4th!!! I was 37th on bike ride - out of 41. I saw the 'last runners marshall' for the first time ever. Hopefully last too.
LCM - Saw results, am laughing that WW was slower this year by 3 mins yet has moved up from 9th to 4th. Hope springs eternal?
WW - I'm just bathing in the glory of 4th without thinking about the merry detail! Okay, swim time appalling. Might need a new/better nose clip, kept falling off (is that me blaming my tools? Or maybe I should blame the guys that made me swim front crawl...?). Run time not good, wondered why I was enjoying it, but then there was a lieutenant with a 'nice bum' (said the water girls) in front of me... But hey, the conditions were obviously much, much tougher this year (ahem, she lies).
BB - So we do Windsor again next year, yes? WW has already enrolled.
LCM - We are already booked to do Blenheim triathlon and it's the week before. And anyway, Windsor entries will be full by now. They all go in space of a few days.
BB - Can you just check on your computer now? Look at the website?
LCM - I am at work. I am far too busy.
Later, by text.
BB - Website I am looking at says entries are closed - bummer! Any other ideas?
LCM (pumps fist, cheers under her breath) - Yes, Henley instead :-)
BB - Are you busy?
LCM - I was.
BB - Can you talk?
LCM (rolls eyes) - Yes, unless you want me to do a mime act via telephony.
BB - I have found a way to enter us in Windsor next year!
LCM - Oh lordy, lordy, lordy... Who did you bribe?
BB (in very proud voice) - I just had to enter us in another event as well to secure our places.
LCM - You are joking, right?
BB - Nup. Email confirmation on its way to you now.
Cue new email in inbox.
LCM - I just got it. Is this a conspiracy or something? What did you and WW get up to on the Isle of Wight? That's now three triathlons in four weeks!
BB - Relaaaaaaax! It's ages away!
LCM - Yup. That's what we said last time, and I ended up with the race marshals cheering me on because they wanted to go home!
That same day, by email.
BB - Ladies - we are all on! Eton and Windsor. See you all soon for autumn training!
WW - Woo hoo!
LCM - Nutters. The lot of you.
I swear these two are out to get me. Not sure under what guise yet, but am sure that will become apparent in due course.