Today I will be withdrawing from my 2.80.20 Cairns. I'm not injured, I'm probably fit enough, I've got the essential gear and I could get the time off so what gives? Basically, while I could just about squeeze everything in that's exactly what it would be, a squeeze. My gravel was reduced go getting there as late as possible, leaving virtually as soon as the race finished, going alone with the family staying behind and with none of the little upgrades( some Aero wheels, bar end Shifters etc) I'd promised myself.
So I could do it I just don't want to start my ironmonger experience that way. So rather than half search it I have withdrawn.
But this is a tactical redeployment, not a retreat from ironman distances. Stay tuned for news on my replacement event.