John came off badly at 25mph in collision with Jon, just two minutes in to the cycle. Sustaining only minor injuries, he continued using Julia's MTB, his own front wheel having been destroyed in the incident. All hopes of a good time in the cycling were therefore lost, especially with John now struggling to keep pace on Julia's unsuitable machine. Half way through the cycle the decision was made to split in to two groups to allow Jon and Tom a head start on the run, whilst Martin stayed with John, who was expected to be the strongest runner, to try and help out with some drafting assistance. Jon, Tom and John all therefore worked much harder than originally planned on the cycle, which makes our subsequent good time in the run, in which we naturally reformed in to a group, all the more pleasing. The rowing was pretty unpleasant since after two hours of racing most of us had 'hit the wall' pretty badly. Overall, quite an experience.