Weekend Round Up - Ironman 70.3 UK, Windsor, Brownlee Tri and the Cotswold 113
Some fantastic results from this weekends races around the UK!
|The calm before the storm! L to R: Andy, Nikki, Philip, Fi, Jason, Chantal and Alan.|
|Danny (lapping Fi) posting the 2nd fastest run split of the day!|
|Jason on the run|
|Chantal reaching the top of the first set of climbs on Wimbleballs famously tough bike course|
|Harriet on the run!|
|Fiona, with coached athletes Nikki, Adelle and Harriet|
A big shout out to our training holiday athletes who were racing too- Paul Atkins, also known as the King of Foia, (3rd AG), Phil Tilley (17th AG) and Debroah Hope (16th overall) and a HUGE thank you to Sian Davies, who was on the run course volunteering – the shoe was on the other foot yesterday with Sian shouting us all on in our darkest moments!
Away from Wimbleball, we had more team athletes Elysia (PRO) and Eloise (PRO) battling it out at the Windsor Triathlon where they finished 12th and 17th respectively. Here, repeat training holiday offender Ade Grimmond won his AG too!
Students at our sponsored universites did well too, especially Joseph Perkins from Exeter, who won the 18-24 AG in a speedy 5.18. Loic Courtois and Oli Dammone from Oxford Univeristy both had very solid performances, despite an unfortunate DQ for Loic as he failed to serve a time penalty which he didn't realise he had. Lesson learnt!
Coached athletes Jo Griggs, Adam Watts and Phil Lester all competed in the Cotswold 113, Phil coming 23rd overall and Jo and Adam using this as a great preparation race for Ironman Zurich at the end of July. Training holiday athletes Helen Oxley, Andrea Havill and Claire Conway also completed this tough race- well done girls!
Over in Surrey, Natalie, Max and team athlete Harry were manning our stand at the Brownlee Tri Show, where we are the coaching partners. It was a hugely successful day- especially well done to everyone who completed the race as first timers, and we are looking forward to the Brownlee Tri North in September!
|Natalie and Max with the Brownlee brothers at the Brownlee Tri South where Tri Training Harder was the coaching partner!|
Congratulations to coached athlete Alex Cartney who raced in his first Olympic of the season in Nunsmere for a 28th place overall.
Holiday athlete Leman Harris also raced in the Weardale Sprint Tri yesterday, coming 16th overall, 6th in his AG and 4 minutes faster than last year!
And last but no means least, coached athlete David Sweeney PB’d over 10km on the weekend, another great bit of preparation and confidence building for Zurich!
We take immense pride at seeing athletes that we have helped in one way or another achieve their goals - well done to everyone who raced over the weekend, especially those who were completing their first ever triathlon or doing a distance they have never done before.
Happy training and racing everyone!
The Tri Training Harder Team