Leeds Castle Triathlon 2018

Striders were out in force at the Leeds Castle Triathlon either marshalling or competing in the event which was the next in the club championships. 21 members took part 8 of which it was their first triathlon. The competition was as hot as the weather as competitors swam in the moat, rode along the A20 and ran around the undulating grounds of what is hailed as ‘The Loveliest Castle in the World’. Great results for the club details of which are as follows:
 
 
Sprint Distance 750m swim; 26k bike; 5k run – Saturday 23rd June 
 
Joseph Lovelock 1.37.08 54th overall out of 555 entrants 5th in category 49th in gender
Andy Baptie 1.39.41 80th overall 15th in category 71st in gender
Ross Pilcher 1.44.52 144th overall 22nd in category 124th in gender
Lee Simpson 1.46.04 156th overall 11th in category 133rd in gender
Rachel Ward 1.46.42 165th overall 3rd in category 21st in gender
Roy Shears 1.54.45 259th overall 39th in category 214th in gender 1st tri
Jeff Fox 1.57.42 287th overall 42nd in category 230th in gender 1st tri
Jen Coleman 2.01.25 327th overall 11th in category 66th in gender
Katy Jackson 2.03.12 344th overall 6th in category 71st in gender
Clare Eastop 2.04.34 358th overall 10th in category 75th in gender 1st tri
Kevin Eastop 2.05.17 366th overall 53rd in category 274th in gender 1st tri
Danielle Smith 2.07.00 385th overall 22nd in category 88th in gender
Trudy Thomas 2.09.22 407th overall 8th in category 102nd in gender 1st tri 
Sophie Byrne 2.11.30 424th overall 14th in category 111th in gender 1st tri 
 
Olympic Distance 1500m swim; 40k bike; 10k run – Sunday 24th June (2019 ITU World Championship Qualifier)
 
James Reeves 2.39.10 146th overall out of 465 entrants 18th in category 130th in gender
Martin Clark 2.51.33 243rd overall 23rd in category 187th in gender
David Valenti 2.57.40 280th overall 32nd in category 212nd in gender
Stephen Prince 3.01.02 314th overall 31st in category 232nd in gender
Phil Robertson 3.06.21 346th overall 22nd in category 253rd in gender – 1st tri
Rachael Robertson 3.31.33 427th overall 12th in category 114th in gender – 1st tri
Nicola Garner 3.40.22 443rd overall 13th in category 122nd in gender

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

Leeds Castle Sprint & Standard Triathlon

Event: Leeds Castle Sprint & Standard Triathlon
Date: 25-26th June
Location: 
Leeds Castle

11 Striders turned out over the weekend to take on the Leeds Castle Sprint and Standard Triathlons, which were the next races in the Club Championship. The weather was typical English summer but having the stunning Castle as a backdrop helped make the swim in the very shallow silty moat, the windy bike along the A20 and hilly off road run course slightly more bearable! Full Results