Leeds Castle Tri 2019 – Sprint & Standard

The Striders were out in force over the course of the Leeds Castle Triathlon weekend, competing, marshalling and supporting. The Sprint distance on the Saturday and the Olympic on the Sunday are both included in the club championships with it all still to play for.

Kicking off on Saturday for the 7 Striders taking part in the Sprint Distance with a 750m open water swim in the moat, a 26km bike along the foot of the north downs and a challenging 5k around the Castle estate on a very hot June day. Special mention goes to Paul Bowditch who was first male strider home in a time of 1.32.59 placing him 47th out of a field of 493 entrants, 5th in his age group. Rachel Ward was first female strider home just missing a podium position with 4th in her age group and 148th overall and a big well done to Claire Wright for her first triathlon.  Results

Sunday’s Standard was an ITU 2020 World Championship Qualifier so the competition was hot as well as the weather! A non-wetsuit swim was called because of the moat temperature, which set for a challenging start for the 8 Striders taking part in the longer distance. James Reeves took it in his stride coming first home for the Striders men in 2.34.00, 126 overall out of 475. Lisa Hammond was first lady Strider home in 3.02.11, 350th overall. Results

What a great weekend for the Striders and all that took part in this great local event.

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