WOC 2007 kicked off today in sunny Kiev, with the sprint qualifier. The day started badly for me, getting stung by a huge bee / wasp thing during my warm up. I then proceeded to miss call up and have to hurry to make my start. I felt good and composed though and ran pretty well. Picked some good route choices and felt ok. I ran into a tree just after the spectator control and impaled my stomach, really winding me for a few seconds. Valiantly I struggled on through the pain (it wasnt really that bad), and I finished 6th in my heat.
Good start to the week, room for improvement but job done.