Showing you get out what you put in, there were amazing results from IM Staffordshire 70.3.
Tara Lou 7th in her division with a time of 5:46 with impressive everything but in particular a strong run and area she has
been working on, 2nd in her division on the bike with super fast transitions, Tony Freer finished in 5:38, 10th in division
on the bike definitely his strongest suit on the day,
Chris Sweet swam like a fish or Tara , 37 mins in the water and 6:26 total, and last but by no means least Damian Lai,
what an amazing man finished in 7:16 picking up places with a good run . (Thanks Mike Brown for summary).
Swim T1 Bike T2 Run Overall
Tony Freer 46:44 6:48 02:47:13 2:52 01:54:46 05:38:33
Tara Truman 37:10 4:57 02:52:32 2:23 02:09:45 05:46:47
Chris Sweet 37:21 6:09 03:03:05 4:41 02:35:19 06:26:35
pretty busy week end for DRC Trip from the European Championships in Denmark to the Wotton Triathlon DRC- Tri members were out and about with some great results.
Tara Truman was out representing Team GB at Challenge Herning European middle
distance championships this weekend, despite struggling with her running Tara was only
four minutes off her PB at the distance.
Swim Bikes Run Overall
1900m 56 miles 13.1
37:00 02:49 02:12 05:44
At the Tri-Ferris Cotswold Women Only Try Zoe Lammerton and Jo Robinson had great races. Zoe's final time was 1:17:15, 3rd in age category out of 18 and 28th women out of 145. Zoe also placed fastest lady in my age category in the run. Jo had a great race too she put in a fast swim and finished in 1:23:23 8th age category. Zoe would recommend this event to all women on DRC-tri for next year "you also got a t shirt and a medal (very pink though!" she said.
The weekend also saw Joe Browning dicing with waters of Bristol Harbourside again, once
out of the less than appetising waters of the Cumberland basin the cycle and the run make
up for it being very flat, although this weekend every windy! Joe had a good event,
he managed a course best if not a PB, knocking time of each discipline.
He started with a steady swim of just under 30 minute, he then averaged just under 18mph
on the bike again a good effort in windy conditions. He saved his best for the run completing
the 10K in 44:42 to come in 64th in the discipline. Joe finished in a total time of 02:44:32
placing 118th out of 392 athletes
Results are yet to come in from Wotton but it looks like everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves
ITU World Championship Qualifier race
Dursley Running Club’s Triathlon “Mrs Motivator” Tara Truman was at the ITU qualifier race at Eton Dorney on the 21st of May.
It was Tara's first race of the season and she mostly enjoyed the event, drafting being a new experience which she found a bit daunting, whilst she did not manage to qualifying for the worlds again she was happy with her performance, finishing 10th in her category.
Swim Bike Run Overall
(750m) (21.3k) (5k) Pos. 475th (112th F - 10th F45-49)
Tara Truman 14:17 37:32 25:07 Time 01:19:07
Cotswold 51#fiver Standard Triathlon
It was an early but beautifully clear start for the athletes at the today's Cotswold 51#fiver standard distance triathlon in lake 32 at the Cotswold water park.
The standard distance is a tough race putting athletes through a fast paced 1500m swim, 40k bike and 10k run. The water temperature was a comfortable 16 degrees but the swim was busy and brutal. Tara Truman reported that she “never really got any clear water and had to fight my way round the course but made good time”. The wind picked up for making the one lap bike leg challenging for the cyclists, while the run was flat course three times round the lake, the evening rain had left the ground soft and muddy in places.
Fred Yearsley was first home for DRC-Tri and first in his age category in 2:40:09 (30:45 - 01:10 -54:15) Andy Kirby came in next in 2:52:56 5th in age category (32:52 - 01:21 -53:14)
Jo Robinson was back next in 2:56:22 and 16th in age category, and an impressive 46th female (28:12- 01:28 - 54:29). Last but not least was rookie triathlete Damian Lai in 3:24:01 (43:20- 01:27 -54:27) however a beginners error gave Damian a 17min time in T1 when he mistakenly took off his timing chip and cycled a couple of miles down the road before realising and heading back to get it!
DRC –TRI also had a relay team consisting of Tara Truman swimming, Lisa Gillooly cycling and Andrea Sexton running, we finished in 2:53:07 and were positioned 4th (27:20 - 01:27 - 56:08).
Overall a brilliant well organised event . Well done team
Calne Sprint Triathlon
Gabb completed his first ever Tri at Calne in a time of 01:21:27. After a little google malfunction Dan can probably improve his swim time, Dan posted “ here are my highs and lows:
“My high was getting easily overtaken doing 40mph downhill. Not sure why I found this a high but I was just really impressed by it. Low was having goggles full of water for 2 lengths. All of a sudden they said go and I wasn't really ready…. enjoy it! Triathlons are fun” as Tara commented good practice for the standard Tri in two weeks
Swim (Pool) T1 Bike T2 Run
Dan Gabb 09:20 03:33 44:18 01:15 23:00
Meanwhile Veteran Triathlete Andy Kilby completed the Lanzarote Volcano Tri in 03:10:19 placing 304th and 14th MV 60-64.
Swim T1 Bike T2 Run Overall
1500 40K 10K
Andy Kilby 33:04 04:23 01:29:00 02:08 01:01:46 03:10:19
John Hookway and Chris Young competed at the Tri-Max First Tri event at Lydney triathlon on Sunday. The sprint event includes a 440m pool swim, a challenging 22k bike ride, finished off with a 5.5K run. Young improved his overall time from last year by 4 mins with 01:29:37. It was Hookway’s first triathlon and he completed it in a very respectable time of 1:42:00, and is excited enough to be booking his pace in the end of Summer event.
Nine of DRC Tri-section team members made it to Castle Coombe on Wednesday for the 1st DB Max 10 mile TT series. They had almost perfect race conditions, whilst cold, no wind, meant some very fast times were achievable. Sarah Willcox set off first and produced an excellent 18.3 mph average speed. Tony Freer was first back for DRC Tri, followed closely by Kris Rhymer and then Carl Fivey . Tara Truman was first DRC woman home and 3rd female veteran, with Zoe Lammerton and Zoe Fowler battling it out to be second DRC woman in.
Results: Tony Freer 33rd (8th SuperVet)24:42; Kris Rymer 39th (7th Vet)25:00;
Carl Fivey 51st 26:35; Tara Lou 58th (3rd Vet) 27:14; Jerry Fowler 76th 29:32
Zoe Lamerton 81st 30:36; Zoe Fowler 83rd 31:28; Sarah Willcox 87th 32:43;
Anya Wood 89th 33:58