Summer Series Update!
Well last week saw the long awaited return to the summer series favourite – the B Course!
28 intrepid triathletes signed up to race, the start list was a mixture of familiar faces, newbies and our very own elite squad.
With summer trying hard to put in an appearance, the race started off smoothly despite my last minute panic of not only having my train delayed, but also losing my iPad in the process. Well it simply wouldn’t be me without a bit of drama in the proceedings. Luckily for everyone, Redders had his iPad and was able to set up and hold the fort until I arrived. Thank you Redders, you’re a hero.
This season sees new fresh DTC juniors giving the MAMIL squad a run for their money, particularly Jake “The Fish” Fisher who was first out of the water by a country mile! One to watch for the future for sure.
During the race briefing I asked “does everyone know the route?” and they all replied “YES”. They lied. Either that or they found it too easy and added on a bit of extra distance on the run.
The race was won by…Richard Kirkham! Wowzers, Mr Couch was beaten! Amazing work, Richard, no mean feat!
Racer of the week goes to super woman Dunya, still not fully healed following her horrendous crash a few weeks back, finished strong in third place!
Full results are here:
And there was also quite a good turnout for the A course practice the previous week – fast and furious is the only way to describe it. With our elite guys dominating the front, Mr Couch was beaten not only by our Tom Wood but Colin and even Hayden managed it. Just think what you could do Hayden if you could actually swim.
Sadly, A course practice results don’t count in the overall league but are here just in case anyone’s interested:
This week Round 2 will see a return to our long course – the C course.
A couple of reminders please:
If you are intending to compete, please ensure you sign up in advance. I will be asking Rob to close the signups the day before the race – mostly Wednesdays – to enable me to set up the start list. This is especially important for the C course because of the split wave start. If you are having problems signing up them it is important that you contact me well in advance of the race – Messenger usually works best if you don’t have my number. I will be refusing entry to anyone who just turns up on the night. If you miss the sign up closure and wish to race it is important that you contact me and I will do my best to accommodate you! So this means signing up TONIGHT if you are planning on racing tomorrow.
Please make sure you know the routes – look at the Strava maps
on the website and make sure you know what you are doing. I KNOW we usually have a marshal on the run turnaround point but sometimes we don’t have enough, it is your responsibility to make sure you know where you’re going. I’ve been told that there are 3 way traffic lights on Radbourne Lane. After giving it some thought, I’ve decided to leave the C course as it is. What we will do is deduct time off anyone’s total if they get stopped by the lights. This will rely on all competitors being honest, and I am going to ask you all to make sure you abide by the highway code and respect the lights.
As ever, a huge shout out to our marshals Sym, Emma, Dave, Doug, and the lovely Ade who mentored our newbie Jonathan Simons round the course. Also thanks to everyone who marshalled on our practice A course week before.
Hope to see you tomorrow.
Elisa (Summer Series Coordinator)