Leeds Castle Standard Triathlon 2017 : 25th June 2017
As well as enjoying magnificent castle views and beautiful grounds, Striders taking part in the triathlons this year also benefitted from rousing support from their fellow club members who had been given the opportunity to marshall at the event this year. And what a weekend it was with the Tri club from having a first go at triathlons to Ironman in training the club was represented well across both days with some great results. Sunday Standard results out of 278 entrants this was an optional non wetsuit swim as the water temperature had dropped.
David Valenti time: 2:26:54 place 18
Neil Hacon time: 2:27:18 place 20
James Brincat time: 2:29:51 place 26 James’s saddle came off as he went to start the bike leg!
Bradley Clayton time: 2:42:17 place 63
Dave Foreman time: 2:42:59 place 67
Lynne Hacon time: 2:49:23 place 95
Luiz Diaz time: 2:50:52 place 107
Martin Clark time: 2:51:06 place 109
Rhys Goddard time: 2:53:53 place 127
Jacob Beany time: 2:56:17 place 151 Joseph stuck with his brother Jacob, they are doing Ironman Wales together in September
Joseph Lovelock time: 2:56:18 place 152
As well as enjoying magnificent castle views and beautiful grounds, Striders taking part in the triathlons this year also benefitted from rousing support from their fellow club members who had been given the opportunity to marshall at the event this year. And what a weekend it was with the Tri club from having a first go at triathlons to Ironman in training the club was represented well across both days with some great results:
Saturday Sprint results out of 553 entrants this was a non wetsuit swim as the water was 26 degrees:
Glenn Davies time: 1:27:37 place 24
Andy Baptie time: 1:34:40 place 67
Klaire Lander time: 1:45:09 place 191
Rachel Ward time 1:45:15 place 196
Paul Holt time: 1:47:01 place 221
Jennifer Coleman time: 1:50:10 place 269
Lorraine Neale time: 1:55:06 place 346 1st Triathlon
Katie Lovelock time 2:17:15 place 518 1st Triathlon and had a mechanical on bike section
4 Striders took part in the 3rd year of the Oysterman sprint distance triathlon known for being picturesque and friendly. Hot and sunny were welcome conditions for the 500m open water sea swim, followed by the 20k bike and 5k run on the technical yet flat course. Matt Nunn was 1st Strider home crossing the line in a time of 1:09:54 which placed him 9th overall out of 189 entrants and first in his age category! 2nd Strider home was Andy Baptie in a time of 1:20:41 placing him 40th overall. Martin Feaver took the 3rd spot in 1.32.50 placing him 100th overall. Danielle Smith represented the female Striders crossing the line in 1:43:23 placing her 152nd overall.
Wiggle French Revolution Sportive : 11th June 2017
14 Striders got up before dawn to take the ferry over to France to take part in the Wiggle French Revolution Sportive. Off the ferry they rode along the coast to Sangatte before turning inland to tackle the longer epic route, a hilly 75 miles. The beautiful French hills kept coming on a hot, windy June day but they stuck together, no one gets left behind being our club motto, completing the course in time to get the 6.30 ferry home.
2017 Bratislava ETU Aquathlon European Championships : Saturday 27th May 2017
Glenn Davies qualified to represent GBR at the ETU Aquathon European Championships in Bratislava. He put in a time of 41:30 which placed him 8th in his age group automatically qualifying him for the next years ETU!
At 6.15am the sun rising over the Regatta lake made it look almost inviting as the first wave of swimmers set off on the first discipline of the Outlaw middle distance triathlon. Having completed the 1.2m swim a quick transition saw the competitors off on their bikes for the 56m bike leg before finishing off with a half marathon taking them on 2 laps along the river and around the lake. Of the 18 Striders taking part Neil Hacon was the first Strider home in a time of 4:53:39 placing him a very impressive 105 th out of 1221 overall. Philip Jackson was 2 nd Strider home in a time of 5:20:15 placing him 290 th in the field. In 3 rd spot was Andy Baptie in a time of 5:23:36 placing him 320 th overall, an amazing result for his first race at half distance. First female home was Lynne Hacon in a time of 5:43:19 placing her 505 overall, 46 th out of 277 females. Full Results
Andy Baptie and Rachel Ward travelled to the Cotswolds for a early season chilly dip in the lake, Andy finished in 1.03.43 placing him 68th out of 370 entrants. Rachel finished in 1.17.19 placing her 264th, 5th in her age category.
Maidstone Sprint Triathlon 2017 : Sunday 7th May 2017
4 Striders from the Triathlon side competed in the Maidstone Sprint Triathlon which was the next race in the club championships calendar – the event consists of 300m pool swim; 18k bike; 4.2k run. Matt Nunn was first Strider home in a time of 54.37.10 placing him 10th out of 80 entrants overall. Glenn Davies was very close behind him crossing the line in a time of 54.37.85, placing him 11th overall and winning his age category. Rob Sapp was 18th overall in 56.41.05 and Martin Clark 20th in 57.23.20.
3 Striders kicked off the season by taking part in the Tonbridge triathlon – the event was held on May Day and consists of 400m Pool Swim; 25k Bike; 5k Run. Race day was wet with some treachorous roads, but the same came out for the Striders at the end of the race. Andy Baptie was first Strider home coming in 34th overall out o 262 entrants in a time of 1.27.53, Luis Diaz was next home in a time of 1.33.34 placing him 75th overall with Rachel Ward representing the female Striders coming in in a time of 1.41.45 placing her 132nd overall.
14 Striders took part in the Pilgrims Hospice Sportive setting off from University of Kent they completed the 77 mile route taking them to Ashford, Sandwich & Herne Bay sticking together from beginning to end in true Strider sprit.