Today was the day I was supposed to be home resting from yesterday's race at Boxhill, but I just could not resist the temptation of going to the UK's largest triathlon trade fair and have a llok at what was on offer. I was able to convince my "very pregnant" wife to come along withe the girls and we made it a bit of a day out, albeit a very wet one due to this crappy rain!
As we get there we started walkin around all the stands and I was really trying hard not to stop at every booth to get all the free samples, but the temptation got the best of me and within a few booths I was already talking to someone about this new and innovative gel replacement snack!
We then proceeded to the top floor of the exhibition centre where none-other than Chrissie Wellington was signing some autographs of her book. I was seriously starstruck! I was able to get this snap you see on the left. I'm the guy with the red jacket and she is in front of me with her mouth open telling me she would take a photo with me but downstairs. What a legend she is!
After the brief encounter with the Queen of Kona, my wife decided I needed a new set of swimming trunks and got me a set of RED Aqua Sphere! She wants to make sure Im noticed in the swimming pool! Anyway, it was a present from her so I will not complain. While she was shopping for the trunks, on the other side of the same booth I spotted something I was looking to get for my E118, a Speedfill bottle and some Co2 tubes. I got them both along with some Salt Sticks. A few stands down it was Dextro Energy's turn to tell me all about their gels and bars, so I spent some more money there and brought a few goodies.
Anyway, just a few lines to tell you about this great show which is heaven on earth for every triathlete out there. I will now start the Ballbuster race report and post it when I have some photos from the race organizers.