Oct 14

Squadders last effort at East Riding Triathlon

Dense fog couldn’t put a stop to what was otherwise decent racing conditions, (well, for mid October anyway). The East Riding Tri is usually one of the last sprints of the calendar and despite the wintry feel still attracts almost 200 entrants, such is the popularity of this sport.

A sensible decision by the event organisers to delay the start by an hour saw the fog lifting enough for the early starters to enjoy a safer race. However, anyone racing in sunglasses or aero helmets with built in visor had the fog all the way around this technical bike course ;-). The hour delay saw the queue at ‘Clair’s Coffee stop’ increase threefold as nutrition plans had to be readdressed and bacon butties consumed.

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Last week at Goole a private battle between Drax Age group winner Huwie Davis and toddler of the moment Aiden Grocock saw the veteran take the plaudits by the narrowest 2 second advantage. Watching from the banks of the  River Ouse the atmosphere was enough to encourage dad, Steve Grocock, to join this week’s party.

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The Squadders’ rivalry saw them take 3 of the top 5 finishing places although (OTCF RT) Steve Grocock (2nd 1:07:19) had to be content with an age group trophy as he couldn’t quite do enough to edge out a worthy winner from the Hull & East Yorks Tri team.

The ever improving youngster Aiden Grocock (4th 1:08:46) took the Junior 15-20 yrs trophy. Aiden found that posting the second fastest run of the day was enough to reverse his result and battle with Huwie from the previous week.

 

Huwie Davies(5th 1:09:39) could consider himself unlucky because if the prizes were awarded in the same format as the Brigg & Goole triathlons he would have taken the Veteran Age Group trophy home. Although i’m sure the OTCF RT man didn’t lose any sleep over it.

Yet another ‘Grocock’, Stuart (19th 1:17:40) found himself back at the same venue he’d competed in earlier this year. Obviously keen to test his season’s form this race was a perfect opportunity to see if he’d made any headway. A massive 7 minute PB was enough to elevate Stuart’s finishing position by 9 places compared to his last effort in early spring.

Stu Logan (83rd 1:33:07), a regular at this year’s Time Trials found out that unlike his previous two Triathlons this bike course was long and far from flat. Despite a cracking swim of 7:36 which included a 150m run to transition it was the 2 minute improvement in his run that Stu found particularly satisfying.

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Annie Dolby (119th 1:45:18) unusually, found she was our only female representative in this event. Annie’s another youngster that races with a big smile on her face and improves race after race. 3rd in her Age Group was testament to all of her hard work this year. A quick chat with Annie afterwards it was evident she’d had a great race and her enthusiasm said it all. A new run PB could have been the reason for the smile.

Apologies to Dave Milton (111th 1:41:41), a newbie to the club who unfortunately didn’t receive the normal hearty handshakes and ‘high fiving’ as we couldn’t put a name to a face. Looking at the results Dave had a great first ever race and has now laid down a time to beat for next year. A strong run for Dave of 22:45 being of particular note.

Deja-vous…you would be forgiven for thinking you’ve read this report before but……… The Team Prize, is, for the third time in dispute. In April we watched another team get wrongly presented with our trophy and a few years previous we witnessed a gang of Barracudas greedily gorging into our muffins as they too were wrongly awarded. Well, if you add the top 5 finishers up this time we narrowly fend of the ‘Humber Triathletes’. But, when there’s photos of champagne fuelled open topped bus parades of our rivals plastered all over Facebook I’m not going to say ought!……… An Email’s on its way ;-)

 

 

 

 

Oct 09

Lincsquad And Youth Academy Awards 2014

With another highly successful year almost over and the club growing ever bigger its time to look back and acknowledge the efforts of Lincsquadders during 2014.

Yes its the Lincsquad awards and this year we need YOU to nominate club members by browsing the categories below and thinking back to who beat you, who made you work harder, who did you see out there training, helping or doing anything else (not necessarily a racer!) that put the club and themselves on the map! The categories are…..

 

Newbie to Quad – The Lincsquadder who has competed in a Quadrathlon for the first time.

Make a splash award – the Lincsquadder who has spent more time swimming alongside his kayak than paddling it.

Coach of the year

Most Improved

Blogger/Best post of the year

Village sign sprinter / Slave to Strava

Prettiest bike – The All the gear award

Race performance

Most motivated

WAG – Wives and Girlfriends

Lincsquadder of the year

Sexiest bum in lycra

Ironman 2014

Female of the year 2014

Male of the year 2014

As well as the above we will also be celebrating the success of the Youth Academy which continues to grow and develop our future Lincsquad stars.

Best Youth – as voted by the Youth Members

Youth of the Year – as voted by the Lincsquad members

Most Improved Award

Youth Male of the Year cycling

Yoth Female of the Year cycling

Youth race performance

We shall also me awarding the TT trophies for overall male and female, the top 5 male and female plus youth male and female winners.

In total over 40 trophies to be award on the night!

As a club we feel it extremely inportant we recognise EVERYBODY who is involved within this club so make sure you nominate those who you feel deserve it and if possible say why.

You might just prompt someone elses memory.

PM, email or text your nominations before Midnight October 31st to either Steve Clark, Steven Dolby, David Hinch, Nicky Robinson. Youth member Votes to Jeff Chappill or Stephen Cannings. We will collate the names and publish the nominees on the forum in November where the winner will be decided in the usual way by whoever receives the most votes in the Poll.

Get nominating!

Sep 30

Pete Chappills Bude Quad – Cream teas & belly flops!

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Bude Awesome fouresome Quadrathlon.

Throughout the 2014 Quadrathlon season I have struggled with several open water swimming demons.

The feelings of, jelly legs, nausea, and lack of coordination in transition.

I decided to try and deal with them and how best but in the true Lincsqaud tradition “Extreme”.

So I went on holiday. That was after booking the Bude Quadrathlon in Cornwall.

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Sep 18

Keyo Brigg Sprint Triathlon – 21st Sept 2014

Keyo Brigg Sprint Triathlon – 21st Sept 2014

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The Keyo Brigg Sprint Triathlon is organised by Lincsquad and consists of a 400 metre pool swim in the Ancholme Leisure Centre’s 25 metre pool followed by a 20km road cycle and finishing with a 5km road run.

The course is flat, fast and ideal for both experienced triathletes and newcomers to the sport.

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Sep 10

Rosie B’s Scilly Swim 2014

Twenty months ago I first joined a Linscquad swim session on a dark and cold winter night. Swimming was not my thing. I was a breaststroke swimmer. The best I could manage was one length of front crawl before having to stop and recover. A long distance, open water sea swim was about as far from off my bucket list as sitting in a pit full of venomous snakes, spiders and scorpions. For this reason I can’t quite believe that I am now lucky enough to be in a position to write this event report but here it goes…

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