This weekend saw a lot of action for the Total Tri ladies with a number racing the ladies only Deva Divas in Chester.
Julie Cullen who achieved a 2nd place in her age group in 1:43:06, 4mins faster than last year and a huge improvement on run time by nearly 2mins. Sue Clements also had a good race but found getting snarled up in the swim and the cycle a bit frustrating she still managed to run a 5km 1min quicker than she has ever done before and came over the line in 1:43:44 to place 7th in her age group and again 4mins faster than last year so great work Sue. Louise Smith also raced at Diva in 1:35:35 placing 11th in age group, she said she had a cracking day and shaved 9 minutes off last years’ time! Kelly Gordon has only been with us a few weeks showed that she has learned an awful lot in that time, and some natural talent helps! She finished 14th Overall at the all-female Deva Divas race on Sunday and 4th in her AG. A very promising result and well-rounded performance. Read More
First up and certainly worthy of its own race write up (cough cough Tom W!) was the all new Ironman 70.3 in Edinburgh a little over a week ago. On a course that already didn’t need to be made any harder the athletes had to deal with cold conditions early in the day and a very strong wind that saw the swim get shortened to 950m and the bike leg made very hard with the last 25 miles directly in to a fierce headwind. None of this stopped some great performances with Chris Standidge and Tom Williams going 1st and 3rd in the 35-39 AG and Chris once again in the mix with the pro men along with a brilliant 12th AG position for Alex Ward. Read More
ETU Sprint Championships in Dusseldorf:
Daisy Pickles & Charlie Edmondson both raced for GB in 25-29 AG, both reported having tough races against strong fields, Daisy came in 12th having had 2 spills and a rubbing front brake! Charlie a few places back in 14th and apparently left her bike legs in Manchester! Both enjoyed the experience immensely are driven for future successes and more GB qualifications! Read More