Jul 19

Duathlon Results 11th July

So another round of the Scunthorpe Triathlon club training race duathlon series with yet another venue. We are now known as the travellers of the Duathlon community (the only difference being we take our rubbish home with us).

With the Brexit deal in tatters, the football not going the way some in the country hoped and the price of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream still climbing,  the only thing left to rely on is the fact that all athletes attending these events will give 100%.

The venue this time had kindly been lent to us by our friends at Normanby park estate, giving free use of the car park, toilets and the amazing grounds to run around. The weather played it’s part with no or very little wind and bright blue skies.

We had made some changes this week to accommodate those who wanted to get home and watch the football, so with the time brought forward and only two waves training race 8 was underway.

The first 1 mile run was around the park grounds (using part of the Normanby park run course, taking in the main drive past the house before disappearing in the woods, to then emerge near the main gates (some taking the wrong fork at this point but this was adjusted for the second run, so please take this into account when reading the results). Onto the bikes, out the gate turning left and back towards the main gate. Right towards Burton then down to Thealeby, swinging left through Colby, taking in West Halton, Alkborough, back to Burton, back to the main gates, back to the car park and off the bike. This turned out to be a lovely scenic ride however from the speeds put in on the bikes no one stopped to admire the view. The second run, same course as the first, bike in the car and away to catch the second half of the football.

As always we need to say a great big thank you to all the time keepers and Marshals who gave up their time, with special mention to our lead bike, Oliver, who led the waves around the run route.

If you should have any questions or complaints regarding either the results or the venue please post them to Boris Johnson, somewhere in London as he has lots of time on his hands at the moment.

Click here to view Training race 8 results

Kind regards,

Jeff Chappill

Jul 13

Go-Ride Clubmark status renewed by British Cycling

Following scrutiny against 13 elements, Lincsquad’s Clubmark status has been re approved by British Cycling with the award run under Sport England’s accreditation.

The clauses examined a range of elements across our club including Coaching qualifications, the way our training and Go ride events are delivered, the opportunities the club provides as well as improvement areas for the future.

What is Clubmark?

Clubmark is the universally acknowledged cross sport accreditation scheme for community sports Clubs.

It stands for:

  • Higher standards of welfare, equity, coaching and management in community sports Clubs
  • Making sure the nation’s sports Club infrastructure is safer, stronger and more successful

It shows that a Club provides the right environment which ensures the welfare of members and encourages everyone to enjoy sport and stay involved throughout their lives. An accredited Club is recognised as a safe, rewarding and fulfilling place for participants of all ages as well as helping parents and carers know that they’re choosing the right Club for their young people.



Jul 11

New Youth Ambassadors Appointed

The Youth Academy is pleased to announce that Hannah Lonsdale and Jacob Riby are appointed as the new Youth Ambassadors.

Our Youth Ambassadors are the principal contacts for young members of the club and promotes the interests and views of young people at the club’s meetings. Their main responsibilities are:

  • To represent the interests of other young members of the club.
  • Organise and facilitate youth meetings and/or attend regional youth forums linked to Go-Ride Development Group meetings.
  • Communicate relevant information to young people within the club.
  • Attend committee meetings and the club’s Annual General Meeting.
  • Welcome new young members into the club.
  • Support volunteers within the club and generally get involved with all aspects of running the club.

 Donna Chappill caught up with them both to find out a little more about their backgrounds and ambitions.

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Jul 05

TT race report 7….007… “Now put your clothes back on, and I’ll buy you an ice cream.”…….

Film: For your eyes only (1981)

Pam:  no comment

Does anyone else feel like they are in a James Bond film?  In and out of this hot and cold weather in the torture chamber that is Scawby Brook.  Bond’s destinations are all very exotic, so I researched how Scawby Brook compares.  Dating back to the 16th century, the village of Scawby Brook blends traditional values with modern, the King William IV pub being a refurbished village local with a strong emphasis on food.  Tasty home cooked food is available 7 days a week in the King Billy.   Cosy open fires.  2 real ales, generally available including beers from Jennings, Green King, Everards, Charles Wells and Timothy Taylor plus a cider.  Bond surely would not be out of place drinking his dry martini at the fireside.   An ice cream parlour exists in the carpark of the pub,  41 TTers  and TT crew enjoyed cones following the TT tonight and they were delicious. Similar to the Holy Land of Israel, the King Billy pub has become a Mecca for TTers. Thinking about pre and post-race nutrition, my thoughts turned to steak.  I couldn’t find any information regarding how Bond prefers his steak served, however I did find this gem regarding steaks and Tour de France riders.  In bygone years of the Tour, the riders would slip a beef steak down their cycling shorts, to cushion their bums on the saddle.  Then, after riding the race, they’d get off their bikes, take the steak out from their shorts, all soaked in salty sweat and hand it over to the chef to fry up for their tea.  What do you think to that Bond?…I will leave that there….literally…… Enough of my musings, here is the TT report for 04/07/18.

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Jun 29

Duathlon Results 27th June

Unbelievably we have now completed 7 of the 11 in the series, with a few people having completed all 7 (which does not mean they can sit the rest out)., as the results are based around how fast you go in each race not how many people attend. Your top 7 performances based on your times are then taken and a total score calculated, no I am not telling you the calculation.

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