Then there were the people who had great big smiles plastered on their face, looking happy and looking forward to a well-planned, long, hard day. What a pleasure it was to see them smile and just appreciating the day; love it.
There was also great excitement when three deer wanted to cross the road. Fortunately, they crossed safely, with many of the participants saying, “How cool was that!” and me in tow trying to take a picture.
As for spectators, and this is often the case with people with no sporting background, PLEASE don’t make any negative comments to the athletes. They hear it and this really messes with their minds! They are in action, not you. Rather stay home if you can’t be positive or don’t know what you are talking about.
If you want to learn how to do things the right way, talk to specialist swimmers, cyclists and runners, as they will have many years’ worth of secrets to share with you; valuable insights that may just shorten the learning curve.
Even better, become a specialist in all three events, like the Brownlee brothers.