Wednesday, 08 May 2013
Holiday weekend saw the sun shining and plenty of Tritons dusted off their
trisuits and turned in sizzling performances in local races.
of our top Junior members got the ball rolling. On Saturday Brett Baker took an excellent 5th place in Tristar 2 at the Ealing Aquathlon just 6 seconds off the podium. The following day Tom Simpson won the Tristar 2 race at the Hillingdon Duathlon
in dominant fashion, getting his quest for IRC Squad selection off to the best
Tritons were in blistering form at both the Tonbridge Lions Triathlon and the
Thames Turbo sprint Tri. Malcolm Davies and Debbie Coyle made light of a hilly
and technical bike course at Tonbridge with Malcolm recording the day’s fastest
bike split by over 4 minutes and taking the overall win. Not far behind, Debbie
bagged top spot on the women’s podium and an amazing 5th overall.
It’s particularly pleasing to see Malcolm racing (and winning!) again after his
horrific injury last year. Meanwhile, Adam Tanner thrashed the sprint race
taking 7th overall and missing a podium spot by only a minute.
Over in Hampton Shelley Jones, Chris Eggleton, Jim Kirkland and Zoe Pierson
were flying the Tritons flag in a field of 450, including a number of GB
athletes. Despite pile-ups in the pool and several traffic light stops on the
bike leg the Tritons smashed the field with Shelley and Jim taking 1st
and 3rd in their respective age groups. Chris raced to 18th
overall and Zoe an AG top 10, and both Chris and Zoe recording PBs for this
Tritons Take on the Pros in La Santa
Monday, 06 May 2013
stalwarts Rob Baker and Bruno Mahsoudi found themselves rubbing shoulders with
some of the sports top names last week at the Volcano International standard
distance triathlon in Lanzarotte. Unfazed by the hot, windy conditions and
hilly course, the current and former pros in the field inspired our boys to some stellar
performances. Bruno’s 2:33 saw him place 3rd in AG and 85th
overall, whilst Rob stormed round in 2:14 to come 2nd in AG and 17th
overall. Rob also experienced a career highlight of catching and passing Bella
Bayliss on the bike and holding her off on the run. I can only hope he’s
stopped talking about it by the Annual Dinner next January.
Wednesday, 17 April 2013
As a club we have been discussing with GLL about the use of Charlton Lido with a view to us establishing the Lido as our “home”, as well as trying to
secure better deals for our members to utilise the facilities. With special thanks to Ed, Steve and Jim for all their hard work we are now in a position to make this a reality. On the general club forum there is a sticky/post with the proposal and a link to a survey that we wish all members to complete so that we can gauge the support for this ambitious plan which we feel can take the club to the next level. Click here to go directly to the post.
Thursday, 11 April 2013
Congratualtions to Joshua Solly, one of our new junior members who started the season with a bang last weekend by getting a place on the podium at the Basildon Aquathlon. Josh has stepped up an age group to Tristar 1 this year so is racing longer distances and against boys a year older but still came 3rd in a big field and only 18 seconds behind the winner.
Well done Josh!
Wednesday, 10 April 2013
Well for the Tritons who pounded the Paddock Wood Half Marathon this weekend it was certainly a case of cup half full, even if their bodies were more than half empty at the finish line!
On a really scenic course that takes the competitors out into the Kent countryside, only one hill of note but with a few steep humpback bridges in the last 5 km that really sap the legs, don't be fooled into thinking its an easy flat course.
However, showing that early season run training has paid off the Tritons gave a really good account of themselves over the 13.1 mile course.
Keith Sanders (1:18) and Louise Walker (1:38) narrowly missed out on pb's, while Steve Walker (1:23) and Shelley Jones (1:32) claimed new pb's with Shelley knocking a whopping 15 mins off her previous best time.
Solid runs from Jim Kirkland (1:45) and Tina Tage (1:41) showed they are well prepared for their upcoming marathons.
A well organised race on a lovely course, highly recommended.
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