Having been unable to enter as a replacement for other Tri-Force members at the last minute at Leighton Buzzard, Christy Durbin and her French exchange student Meije Vachez enter the Bicester Triathlon instead. For Meije this was a brand new experience as she had never done a triathlon before and had to get used to riding Alannah Mabbs bike with drop handlebars.
The standard of competitors was a lot lower than the East Region events and Christy lead from the start winning all 3 disciplines to have a 3 minute lead at the finish and was in fact only beaten by 1 boy in her age group.
Meije thoroughly enjoyed the experience and came an impressive 4th place only missing out on the podium by just under a minute.
This was a good, friendly and relaxed event which would be recommended to novice and first time triathletes.