10km race. Very different from a triathlon start - completely civilised, no flailing arms etc, I think everyone just wanted to stay out of trouble.
The venue at Eton school's rowing lake needs to be seen to be believed. The course itself was 5 laps. Visibility was fantastic - you could follow a rope all the way which gave it a pool swim feel! Took a gel and drink from a pontoon every lap.
I hadn't got a clue what my time was - ended up do 2h 54min. I couldn't have asked for more. I had some pain in my right flank that came and went which I think was from not rotating enough with the right shoulder.