Just thought people could share what their worst race performance is.
I am purely a triathalete when it comes to cycling so no bike races and no serious issues with tris on the bike bar a mechanical during my ironman.
My two worst performances come in running races.
York marathon my one and only stand alone going for a 3.50 chugging along for the first half marathon bang on time and then I just started throwing up, couldn’t understand it. Came in at 4.33 and my mum asked if I had fell over because there was some blood on my arm. Turns out something bit me as I went round, by that afternoon I had a proper infection with track marks going up my arm and I was in hospital getting an IV of antibiotics.
My other came in the Manchester half marathon where I was going for a 1.40 again first 4 miles bang on and then I just fell apart, no explanation other than fatigue I can think of even today, I contemplated waiting for the sweeper bus and I walked for the only time in any half marathon.
So come on everyone lets share our mistakes.