MBH athletes were country wide this weekend, firstly, success for Mhairi Saville winning the ladies race (9th overall in 39.28) at Charlestown Triathlon, Jonno Gibbins raced well and was in contention for the male win until the ongoing problem with his calf cramped up and he crossed the line in second place in a time of 35.30 (that young whipper snapper Adam Thomson just pipped him by 35 seconds!) Sam Perkin came 16th in 42.24 and Yvonne Turner 21st in 44.09. Full results can be found HERE
Later the same day, only a few miles away, the Tywardreath Trotter off road run took place, again no results as yet, but I?ve heard Yvonne and Graham were there.
Further afield, up in the Big Smoke, The London Triathlon weekend was underway. Dan Lugg, who has been training hard was looking for a new PB in the sprint distance (750m swim, 20K bike and 5k run) After a great swim Dan came out of the water in 6th position in his wave, Dan reckons the swim was about 150m too long! swim time was 13.53, after a hard hot bike and an even tougher run Dan finished 343 out of 1122 athletes and a new PB by 8 minutes!!
On Sunday the London triathlon switches to the standard or olympic distance – 1500m swim, 40k bike and 10k run – Charlotte Hurst had a great swim and came out of the water in 8th place, but being in a wave of different age groups it was difficult to tell where she placed – final results her finishing in a fantastic 2nd place in the 17-24 female age group
Kyle Kearey mirrored Charlottes placing by also finishing 2nd in his age group – 25-29 in a fast time of 2.07.18
full results can be found HERE
Well done to all who raced!
Neil Eddy was in the elite wave, and exiting the swim in about 19 minutes looked about 9th place, Neil was leading the bike pack (look out for him on the telly next weekend) and cycling well and definately in contention coming into T2, Neil lost places on the run, (he actually ran a 36.37 10K!!) which shows the high calibre of athletes as we all know what Neil runs like!! – again awaiting final positions and times but we reckon Neil finished in about 1.52 in 19th place in 1.52.34 – Neil actually had a faster swim time, about equal bike but the winner, Ritchie Nicholls put in a 29.44 10K and sealed the victory.
Entries have already open for 2012, Olympic Year, it?s the biggest triathlon in the world! Next year, due to the Olympics it will be on 22 / 23 September, and yep, I?m thinking about it! Not a cheap weekend (?87 just to enter for the standard) and with hotels and transport ? There is a new race distance called Olympic Plus, same swim and run just a 90K bike instead of 40, um I quite fancy that!! – at least I?ve got 12 months to save! Anyone else care to join me? Club trip?
A little nearer to home, Pete LeGrice was competing in the Duchy Open Athletics Meeting at Carn Brea, after a great run in the 3000m Pete won in a time of 9.01 almost half a lap in front of second place – later in the day Pete also took part in the 1500m and finished 3rd in a time of 4.14.
Well Done everyone – if you know of how anyone else did please let me know so I can included in the write up.
Another busy weekend approaching, August 7th locally sees the Indian Queens Half Marathon, Swim for Logan, Brissons Swim and the new Port Isaac Swim – and a little further afield for Dan and Jonno is Hyde Park triathlon –
Good Luck to all MBH