On Sunday 18th June David Heathcote represented both CEMEX and Great Britain at the European triathlon finals in Kitzbuhel, Austria. Qualification for the finals took place over a number of races the previous year.
David gives us an account of the race: “The race was really tough with a strong pace on the 1,500m swim from the starting gun. The bike leg was 42km which consisted of a three lap circuit up and around a typical alpine climb with a gradient of around 14%. Next up was the run which was two laps and again really punishing in the hills and the heat, finally crossing the line in a time of two hours and twenty-two minutes, placing me in mid pack position.
The race was after last year’s world finals in Mexico and it was another amazing experience with both a friendly atmosphere and scenery to die for.
I’d like to thank everyone from CEMEX and especially Dove Holes for their brilliant support who, along with Balfe Builders and Cavendish Engineering, kindly sponsored me for the event.
Next year’s world finals are to be held at the Gold Coast, Australia… we shall see!”