DBMax 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