Another busy weekend!

First mention must go to David Prady who completed the Ben Nevis Triathlon in 9.21.03 and 12th overall – 1900 metre sea loch swim, 90km mountain bike followed by a 21km run to the summit of Bev Nevis and back down again!! Well done David!

Next mention to Scott Markham who completed the Ironman Wales triathlon in Pembrokeshire 3.8km swim / 180km bike / 42.1km run .

He said:
?Tough bike lot of ups and technical twisty downs, but for me the real killer was the run, you were either running up or down the only flatish bits were through the cobbled Tenby streets. Got shot by the cramp sniper at mile 17 , thought it was game over, couldn’t even stand up straight for 5 mins. Total time 11:08, bit outside my target but that was without knowing the course?
He completed the swim in 1.03.

Tammy Rosewall – Bristol half marathon in 1.57.53 – Conditions hot and humid, windy in places but enjoyed it. Thinks we should do a club away weekend next year for it – anyone up for it?

Charlie Holden – only MBH who did Probus 10K – finished in 9th overall out of 123 in 41.01 and took 3rd in MV40-44.

newquay-2011Jason Walker wrote:
“The 6.30 registration for Newquay Surf Triathlon meant a very early start to the day. When we arrived in Newquay, the weather was wet and windy , but as we prepared to race the skies cleared and the surf calmed slightly. A few locals amongst the competitors and a some regulars.

I enjoyed the 1,000 metre swim and the surf in. I came out of the water in about 10th place. The bike was windy, technical and hilly. I made up a few places on the bike and then on to the run. This was fairly straightforward with a couple of good hills to punish the legs a little bit more before a fast finish. I was chuffed to finish in third place overall and first vet.

My only real complaint is that they only awarded me first vet and didn’t acknowledge the third place which is a bit disappointing as its not often us oldies place so high up.
The prizes were also a mystery. For first vet I was presented with a small t-shirt and child’s hat! Nats and Emily did very well out of it, second and third place were given large sweatshirts.

However despite this it was a good event made all the better by the small window of good weather in what has been a pretty wet and windy start to September.”

Mhairi Saville took part in an Audax bike ride and had 73 miles of headwind!!

Ian Matthews, Rob Burrows, Nick Brooks, Liz Prady, Neil Eddy, Owen Williams and Sam Lewis took part in a 40 mile bike ride for charity Ian had a near miss with an Aussie! See Facebook for further details!! St Just is a dangerous place….

Waiting to see how Sam Perkin, Jonno Gibbins, Kyle Kearey and Richard Boucher done at Padstow Tri. I think this turned into a duathlon – run/bike/run – due to the surf conditions.

Jonno Gibbins’ reports:
” Not sure how the others did at padstow as I had to leave but I got 6th overall and 2nd v40. It was a duathlon as the surf was huge – the lifeguards couldn’t get the rib out through the waves to place the buoys!

My calves cramped at the start of the run and I had to hobble but I’d done the hard work on the bike to have enough of a cushion over the next guy.

Bit peed off that they only thought to award top three places overall. No categories at all!!!

Seems the more you pay the less you get.

Also the timing was with these ridiculous dib things that you had to stop and shove into a beeper thing – really messed up the rythm. What was wrong with chips and mats? I dunno, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it I say.

Other than that it was a sunny but windy day.

Saw Rich and Sam finish but Kyle was in the standard so didn’t see where he finished. He was definitely not happy about no swim!”

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