KEEP IT UP BARA, DOING WELL GIRLS! The calls of my 3 team members were drowned out by the wind wooshing past my sleek aero helmet. As I lapped off the front, their faces told me it wasn't any easier for them. It was race 4 of the AKSS Team Time Trial series, I was in the Baradene College Junior A team.
We had previously won races 1, 2 and 3 so we wanted to keep our winning streak alive. The day was 'perfect conditions', dry ground and no wind, we were out there to prove ourselves. A clean turn around at halfway was well worth the practice, but shortly after we were a team of 4 down to 3. We approached the last hill with heavy legs and pounding hearts but with encouragement and determination we flew up it. We set our sights on the finish line as we rounded the last corner.
My garmin showed 25.50 mins, 30 seconds to get to the finish line. The clock was ticking down and our legs were working hard, as we rolled over the line we set a new junior girls record at 26.11 and held onto the top of the junior girls.
I'm so proud of the team and everything we've achieved so far :)