Well I said in my handlebar stem thread that I felt things would come together- and they have! I enter to Gravesend GoTri (2.5k run - 15k bike - 2.2k run) Arrived at the track as usual, set everything up - the occasional splash of rain, little concerning as I was worried the track would get greasy in the event of downpour. Mum and boyfriend came with me, they both ended up helping with timings and support etc. I had a half practise lap to test the new stem and it seemed better. Still a couple of little adjustments to make to the bike in that respect. However, I started! The first run went well, around 10 seconds quicker, felt pretty good - started on the bike and It felt comfortable, I have been making a real effort to do my exercises to alleviate the back pain and strenghthen the back, and core - it's slowly paying off! I didn't feel any real tightness in the lower back till near Lap 5 (the 2nd to last lap - which is much later than usual!!) Then it was the dreaded last run, I had really pushed on the bike and the finish is up the hill so it's always a grind! I got off, put the bike in transition and started running - my legs felt HORRENDOUS! I definitely should have had a gel like I usually do! It took around a kilometre for that feeling to go. I finished in 1:21:57 which I didn't realise till I got home - that that is my BEST EVER TIME for this event. I was so happy!! I managed to shave 3 mins off my bike time but was a minute slower on the last run due to back triggering and a horrendous stitch which would not go away. So all together I was 2 minutes or so quicker..... So I think after those adjustments and some transition advice, I will hopefully get my target time of sub 1:20 - I wouldn't have been far off if I didn't have my little short walks on the 2nd run..... OVERALL though, still so so happy!!