Feb 10

Quadrathlon Workshop and Quadkidz Event Open

Lincsquad are pleased to announce that it will be hosting a weekend of quadrathlon on the 16th and 17th of June 2018. In association with the British Quadrathlon Association this new event is aimed at developing and encouraging more participants into the sport.

visit our events page for more information, click here

 

Feb 02

LAYA’s Night 2018 – Youth Award Winners

Main Awards

Male of the Year, Lincsquads top youth male during 2017 – Jacob Riby

Female of the Year, Lincsquads top youth female during 2017 – Hannah Lonsdale

Race Performance 2017, Who’s race performance impressed the most – Max Underwood Frost

Most Improved, The person who listened to their coach and showed the most improvement – Alasdair Riby

Spirit of Lincsquad, The person who has carried the spirit of Lincsquad throughout the year, supporting & encouraging others, always giving 100%, cheery personality  – Alasdair Riby

Coach of the Year, as voted by the Youth Members – Steve Cannings

Little Legs, as voted by the Coaches – Bailey Harris

Youth of the Year, as voted by the whole club – Chris Durham

Duathlon Series 2017

Tri Start Winners   – Suzie Gibbs (49 points) and Jack Shepard (30 points)

Tri Star 1 Winners – Alice Fearn (39 points) and Freddie Gibbs (49 points)

Tri Star 2 Winners – Isobel Foster (40 points) and Jacob Riby (40 points)

Tri Star 3 Winners – Hannah Lonsdale (40 points) and Alex Butterill (42 points)

 

 

 

 

 

Jan 30

LAYA’s Night 2018 The Good the Bad and the Prettiest of 2017

So the hastilly applied with duct tape bedsheet/curtain comes down on another season awards night and it was good to see many Linsquadders both old and new as well as young and errr old in attendance.

Nigel Smaller (Youth Chair) opened the procedings with the Youth Awards and the results will be published soon……..

It was then the turn of the TT Series awards. Eleven rounds contested over the usual three courses, The clubs own 9.8mile LQ10/2, the Scunthorpe Road Club 0.3mile Burton Hill climb course SRHC1 and the Kirton/Greetwell SRC11/1

Ladies

1st Pam Challen

2nd Fiona Fisk

3rd Belinda Allen

Male

1st Steve Grocock

2nd Ben Creasey

3rd Jon Challen

We are also pleased to announce Pam (and Jon!) will be taking over as TT Secretary for 2018 and will keep you all posted on the plans for the season. We can already say the penultimate round will be a Two Up TT (two riders working together)  to add a little something new to those who wish to hone their drafting skills for events that allow it. Once again a big thank you to all who marshalled last year and the same requirement to marshall at least one round to qualify for the series will be in place for 2018.

On to the Main awards……..

As usual there was a fantastic response to requests fro nominations in the various categories. Due the large numbers of nominations only the top three were shown. Its very satisfying to see everyone in the club being recognised for their efforts.

The Winners were

Martin Foster – Splasher of the Year – The swimmer with the most enthusiastic style, the most powerful swimmer or the kyaker who just keeps falling in a lot! Martin is an easy sub 6minutes 400m swimmer!

Best WAG – Sarah Evans For the top supporter putting up with their athlete! Ash Evans IMWales 2017 race report is certainly worth a re read.

Newbie to Quad – Kev Lovett – Kev has properly embraced quadrathon and will be one to watch at this years Bomber in May.

Most Miles – Graham Elwood – Graham has already competed in Ultra distance is training for Cotswold Way. An 108miles race held over 4 days!

Youth of the Year – Christopher Durham. Chris has had yet another fantastic year. A move up to Cat 1 status has not altered his humble and friendly attitude. A true ambassador and credit to the sport.

Lincsquadder of the Year – Jess Porte As well manning the sign in desk at our coaching sessions Jess most importantly of all….bakes the most excellent cakes!

Ironman of the Year – Steve Clark Steve just keeps better and better. Winner of one of the toughest races in the UK Triathlon X and first Brit at Norseman.

Coach of the Year – Jeff Chappill – Once again Jeff retains the award he has made his own each year.

Most Improved – Claire Hobley. Since joining the club Claire has competed at Half Iron distance, the London Marathon, cycled the Coast2Coast and will be taking part in Ironman Maastricht this year. One to watch.

Marshal of the Year – Wayne Beedham. A long term supporter of the club. Wayne has marshalled the Bomber and Sprint practically every year.

So we come to the two main awards (or so you’d think!)

Prettiest Bike – Nicola Halls Liv TT bike – So much skullduggary, self promotion and just outright begging clearly worked! A worthy winner.

Sexiest Arse – Gary Horner.  I dont think even with all my experience of writing on here I can fully articulate the moment (and subsequent acceptance video) of when Gary won this award. Fully deserved…..for many many reasons.

Female of the Year – Louise Beedham. Louise has again had another successful year once again winning her British Quadrathlon Age Group. A regular racer at Brigg Sprint and the Bomber Quadrathlon as well other races Louise is constantly flying the club flag in Lincsquad colours.

Male of the Year Ric Longcake – Ric has had a what can only be described as a busy year. Steelman, Outlaw coaching for the club and Club Treasurer.

Christian Brown Award – Louise Beedham. The Christian Brown Award is a very special award and the Committee always try to award it to the person who displays the same grit and determination showed by Chris during his time with the club. Never one to back down he loved a challenge and he is still missed by many in the club. Louise has shows all these characteristics and we know the Trophy is in good hands for 2018.

Final business of the evening was the Kayak balance board challenge where Jacob Riby set the bar at 20 minutes only to be beaten by Beth Hall at 30 minutes and the raffle!

Winners were 2 x 1 hr Massage sessions offered by Jo Findley – (Thank you Jo who is always a great supporter of our club), Early Brigg Sprint won by Dan Ellis, Grantham Sprint entry – Lucy Cresswell, Goole Sprint entry won by Jon Challen, Off That Couch Swim analysis won by Jo Findley, Bomber entry won by Pam Challen. Cycle Route Lincs bike fit – Pam Challen and Cycle Route Lincs Bike Service won by Ric Longcake.

Massive thanks to the Committee and events team for looking after everyone during the past year and good luck to you all for 2018.

David H.

Chair 2018

Jan 24

A Chilly Final CX Race of the Season for Pete Gossop

The final Lincolnshire League Cyclo-Cross race of the season was held at Abbey Farm, Bardney on Sunday 21st January. As a handicap race this meant, as I was told,”The slower riders from the races last year start first”, so somewhat cat & mouse. Yep, I started from the front.
We were set off in intervals, and as the whistle blew, me and a couple of other riders set off at a frantic pace, knowing all too well that the second group would be on their way to catch and overtake us. In my case, that didn’t take very long! The course was undulating with a few ditches, mud, rain and snow. Lots of technical bits and the frozen mole hills didn’t help. I was expecting a 40 minute race, and it turned out to be just over an hour. Must read race info properly!
All in all a great day, I really enjoyed it. Thanks to the marshals, they did a brilliant job and it couldn’t have been very nice standing out in that weather. I got home, cleaned my bike, gear and myself and then sat down for a glass of wine in front of the fire. Lovely.

Jan 19

Cross Country Success for Hannah Lonsdale

On the 7th January I ran in the Lincolnshire County XC Champs in Boston. We arrived to discover it was on a farm (a very muddy one). It was absolutely freezing and despite having four layers on I was still shivering!
We had a mix up with my entry so had a panic on Friday night as to if I would be able to race. I entered U17 by accident when I should’ve entered U15. But thankfully my dad managed to sort it.
My race was 3350m long, but felt much further. It was the muddiest place I’ve ever been! I ran in track spikes which had absolutely no grip whatsoever. So as you can imagine I slid more than ran. I had to run two laps (1 small, 1 medium), which meant I had to run through the river twice. When we were walking the course beforehand the marshals were smashing the thick layer of ice that had set on the surface of the river. So it was very, very, very cold. One girl in the U11’s race fell over!!
When it came to the race I had a bad start and ended up being pushed to the back of a pack of 17 people down a narrow field. But despite that I pushed myself to the limit (almost collapsed) and managed to overtake them to get selected for the 2018 Lincolnshire County Squad.

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