Leeds Castle Standard Triathlon 2017

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.

 

Leeds Castle Standard Triathlon 2017
Before the start of the Standard Tri, left to right: David Valenti; Bradley Clayton; James Brincat; Joseph Lovelock; Martin Clark; David Foreman; Luis Diaz; Jacob Beany

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

Leeds Castle Sprint Triathlon 2017

Leeds Castle Sprint Triathlon : 24th 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:

Leeds Castle Sprint Triathlon 2017
After the Sprint Tri, left to right: Lorraine Neale; Rachel Ward & Jennifer Coleman

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

Oysterman Triathlon 2017

Oysterman Triathlon 2017 : 18th June 2017

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.

Oysterman Triathlon 2017
Matt Nunn out on the bike leg

 

Oysterman Triathlon 2017
Matt Nunn 1st in his age category 18-29

Wiggle French Revolution Sportive 2017

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.

Wiggle French Revolution Sportive
Waiting to get going: Left to right: Lucy Hewett; Lynne Hacon; Rachel Ward; Paul Bowditch; Neil Hacon; Glenn Davies; Joseph Lovelock; Matthew Pearce (front); Ian Gower; Andy Baptie; Kent Parker; Luis Diaz; Bradley Clayton

 

Wiggle French Revolution Sportive
On the ferry: Back row left to right: Neil Hacon; Paul Bowditch (hidden behind… Rachel Ward; Ian Gower; Kent Parker; Luis Diaz; Steve Shrimplin; Joseph Lovelock; Glenn Davies; Bradley Clayton Front row left to right: Lucy Hewett; Matthew Pearce; Andy Baptie

 

Wiggle French Revolution Sportive
Left to right: Matthew Pearce; Andy Baptie; Kent Parker; Lynne Hacon; Luis Diaz; Ian Gower (Front); Lucy Hewett; Paul Bowditch; Bradley Clayton; Rachel Ward; Neil Hacon; Steve Shrimplin

2017 ETU Aquathlon European Championships

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!
ETU Aquathon European Championships

Outlaw Half 2017

Outlaw Half 2017 : 21st May 2017

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

Outlaw Half 2017
Standing left to right: Anthony Jackson; Lucy Hewett; Matthew Kingsnorth; John Nunes; Joseph Lovelock; Matthew Norris; Philip Jackson; Paul Bowditch; Rachel Ward; Jamie Goldthorp; Bradley Clayton; Andy Baptie
Crouching left to right: Ross Pilcher; Ian Gower; Matt Nunn; Geoffrey Tyler

 

Outlaw Half 2017
Neil Hacon

Cotswold Super Sprint 2017

Cotswold Super Sprint 2017 : Sunday 7th May 2017

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.

Cotswold Super Sprint 2017
Andy Baptie & Rachel Ward

Maidstone Sprint Triathlon 2017

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.

 

Maidstone Triathlon
Left to right Glenn Davies; Rob Sapp; Matt Nunn; Martin Clark @ Maidstone Sprint Triathlon

 

Maidstone Triathlon

 

Tonbridge Triathlon 2017

Tonbridge Triathlon : 1st May 2017

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.

 

Tonbridge Triathlon
Rachel Ward & Andy Baptie

 

Pilrims Hospice Sportive 2017

Pilrims Hospice Sportive :30th April 2017

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.

Pilrims Hospice Sportive 2017
Left to right back row: Neil Hacon; John Nunes; Paul Bowditch; Jamie Goldthorp; Lee Simpson; David Valenti; Lorraine Neil; Jacob Beany Front row left to right: Lynne Hacon; Lucy Hewett; Ross Pilcher; Joe Lovelock