Podium for Steve G at Half Iron Distance.

OTCF RT Steve Grocock’s recent race report.

A trip down South for the Half Ironman at the Eton Dorney Olympic rowing Lake was a golden opportunity to visit family and get them involved in a bit of support crewing. The superb venue (think Holme Pierrepoint at Nottingham but with a fresh facelift) was host to Votwo’s (VO2’s) ‘Etonman’. This event appealed to me as not only was it on my Sister’s doorstep but was billed to be one of the fastest ‘Half Ironman’ events in the country, a bold statement. I guess this boast was based on the strength of the cycle course with its smooth surface and pan-flat elevation that