Just finished my first shift marshaling this years Ironman South Africa. which is being held right here in Algoa Bay for the 8th consecutive year.
A 3.8km swim, 180.2km cycle followed by a 42.2km run.
The weather is awful, cold, a strong westerly wind and occasional showers (it poured down early this morning.)
Although the lead cyclist only came past our intersection at 8.15am my crew and I were on station from 5.30am. We had the road closed by 6.00am and spent the rest of the morning fielding inquiries from motorists, most of whom were quite reasonable about the whole thing, as always we had the odd idiot who thought that he was more important than the wellbeing of the almost 2000 entrants but we’re quite adept at handling them and all in all things have gone rather well so far.
I’ll head back at about 1.30pm and help finish off the last hour or so.
I might just catch 40 winks in the meantime 😉