Leybourne Lakes were busy with 2 events…the first was a Sprint tri which 2 Striders too part in. A 750m swim in the lake followed by a 18k bike and 5k run around the lake Katy Jackson crossed the line in 1:30:24 placing her 61st overall out of 80 entrants with Kevin Eastop close behind in 1:36:50 70th overall.
The second event was a GO TRI event a great way for novices and beginners to have a go at Triathlons for the first time with a 400m swim in the lake, a 10km bike and a 2500m run to end.This was the first Triathlon for 2 Striders…Andrew Howes who crossed the line in 38:43 4th overall out of 17th entrants and Gina Woodfine 40:04 1st lady and 5th overall!
Event: Go Tri Maidstone
Date: 13th June
Location: Mote Park, Maidstone
Distance: 200m pool swim; 3k run
Stuart Bing and Lorraine Neale entered the Monday night GoTri involving a 200m swim and a 3k run based at Mote Park. Stuart came in 7th overall out of 30 participants in a time of 19m 58s Lorraine was 17th in a time of 22m 23s. Full Results
Event: Go Tri Herne Bay Triathlon
Date: 11th June
Location: Herne Bay
Distance: 200m pool swim; 6km bike; 2k run
6 members of the Striders running club had their first dip into the world of triathlons at Go Tri in Herne Bay. This shorter distance pool based triathlon was a great way for them to try out the 3 disciplined event and all came in in the top 10! Andy Baptie was first Strider and also 1st overall out of 23 participants in a time of 26:14. Rachel Ward was 1st female Strider home and 3rd female overall in a time of 27:47. Andrea Humphreys came in 3rd Strider spot in a time of 29:04 placing her 5th overall.