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Mrs Dobbers First Triathlon!!

 

Mrs Dobber’s Blenheim Palace Journey……….

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So after 2 years of being a WAG I thought it was about time to see what this racing malarkey was all about.  So which triathlon do you pick? I wanted one that was far away (so no one would come and see me make a plonker of myself) and one that Dobber hadn’t done so my super-fast time wouldn’t upset his previous ones ;-)!  It also had to be flat! So Blenheim it was! Although quite expensive I knew I would get value for money with my time….none of this ‘let’s go as fast as I can to get finished quick’…why pay that much and not look at the scenery. So triathlon booked and hotel booked in October, June is soooo far away! I plodded along with my training and before I knew, it was 10 weeks away. OMG…..with no direction to my training it was time to call a professional and if he could get me over the finish line he certainly knew what he was doing! So a phone call to Steve Clark (all top triathletes go to Offthatcouchfit)! Within a couple of days an email arrived with my plan…..what……burringham duathlons….time trials….noooooooo! But what the plan said I had to do! (On a serious note, big thanks to Steve for the plan as without it I might still be swimming now).

 

Training was going really well, with 3 weeks to go a trip to Wales was planned (with training) and I thought it would be good to pull my back, then get flu, before I knew it two weeks had gone by and I had a week to go…..yikes.  A quick couple of dips in the reservoir as prep, a couple of last minute runs and a time trial, it was time up.

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Keyo Brigg Bomber Quadrathlon – 26th May 2013

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The European Quadrathlon Championships took place in Brigg (North Lincolnshire). Steve Clark (GBR) and the German athlete Lisa Hirschfelder won the European title over the distance of 1.5k swim, 7k kayak, 36k bike and 11k run.

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Paul Kirk North Lincs Sportive 2013

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The third year of the Paul Kirk North Lincs Cyclosportive has been a resounding
success! A record number of riders took to the course this year, 290 riders this
year, the biggest number in the events history so far.

Riders keenly registered from 7am on this some what blustery morning,
anticipating the ride ahead, no one knew just how windy the ride would be.
Amongst local riders we welcomed cyclists from local areas such as Sheffield,
Barnsley and regular friends from Selby Cycling Club but riders have started to
attend from further afield as the events reputation spreads.
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The course was well sign posted as it is every year, one of the main attractions
of our sportive, as well as the plentiful home made cakes!

The wind certainly started to take its toll on the riders as they headed along
Trent bank only a few miles in! By 10 riders started to arrive at the first feed
station, in it’s regular place in Market Rasen to enjoy the previously mentioned
cake and enjoy a few minutes shelter from the conditions before making there way
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Paul Kirk Memorial North Lincs CycloSportive

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Sunday saw an excellent turnout for the Paul Kirk Memorial North Lincs Cyclosportive, renamed  this year in memory of a Scunthorpe rider who died, aged 50, while taking part in the inaugural event last year.

The cyclosportive was founded as a way of raising funds for local charities in the area and this year it was for the Lindsey Lodge Hospice.

The morning was fresh with a “touch of frost” although the skies were looking blue.

Lindsey Lodge HospiceStarting and finishing at Ancholme Leisure Centre, Scawby Brook, the event followed a scenic route through Lincolnshire, with riders choosing whether to complete the full 100 mile course or undertake the shorter 100km when they arrive at the feed station and halfway point in Market Rasen.

At this point the weather started to turn and riders also had to contend with a lashing or two from hail stones and rain. A couple of riders had unexpected dismounts, however we are glad to report nothing serious.

The full route takes in Scawby, Greetwell Messingham, West Butterwick, Susworth, Laughton, Blyton, Upon, Kexby, Market Rasen, Binbrook, East Ravendale, Swallow, Great Limber, Kirmington, Wootton, Barton, Horkstow, Worlaby, Elsham, Wrawby and Brigg.

Matthew Porter (Organiser) said today that over 200 riders had taken part, about half of whom opted for the full 100 miles. It is estimated £2,000 will have been raised for the hospice.

Matthew said: “Thanks to everyone for the support for yesterday’s event. As a club we hope that we can continue to expand the event but will need a lot more volunteers to help out to achieve this.”

“A big thanks to all who helped make the day happen, well done.”

Feel free to post your own comments, stories and thanks below.

Main photo taken by Nigel Fisher. Event photographs from TWG are also available here

Full Result List

Riders No. Riders Name Distance Ride duration in Hours: mins : seconds AVG Speed (MPH)
193 Steve Grocock 100K 03:23:18 18.3
155 Pete Connolly 100K 03:33:28 17.4
168 Paul Scott 100K 03:36:07 17.2
90 Michael Ogle 100K 03:37:17 17.1
131 Rich Osgerby 100K 03:39:27 17.0
159 James Havercroft 100K 03:40:19 16.9
160 Doug Sheppard 100K 03:40:20 16.9
157 Kenny Johnson 100K 03:46:08 16.5
9 Christopher Wales 100K 03:47:17 16.4
140 Phillip Dunn 100K 03:48:02 16.3
130 Mark Thompson 100K 03:50:31 16.1
127 Mark Salmon 100K 03:51:07 16.1
6 Mark Ramage 100K 03:51:11 16.1
7 Mark Harrison 100K 03:51:12 16.1
150 Stephen Guest 100K 03:53:53 15.9
198 Andy Good 100K 03:54:03 15.9
197 Paul Noble 100K 03:54:04 15.9
71 Gary Smith 100K 03:54:29 15.9
184 Pete Stockdale 100K 03:54:39 15.9
151 James Saunders 100K 03:55:34 15.8
147 Alex Adams 100K 03:55:48 15.8
181 Simon Coyne 100K 03:56:47 15.7
180 Robert Smith 100K 03:56:48 15.7
91 Ryan Goodwin 100K 03:59:49 15.5
183 Chris Redhead 100K 04:03:51 15.3
40 Mike Birchell 100K 04:03:57 15.2
192 Niall Maloney 100K 04:04:23 15.2
103 Alan Goulsbra 100K 04:05:36 15.1
182 Tony Marshall 100K 04:05:37 15.1
92 Steve Grout 100K 04:08:54 14.9
18 Dale Barratt 100K 04:08:56 14.9
72 Clifford Lee 100K 04:08:57 14.9
17 David Matthews 100K 04:09:12 14.9
169 Richard Myers 100K 04:10:06 14.9
162 Tyler Gregson 100K 04:10:11 14.9
141 Adair Pickering 100K 04:11:45 14.8
142 Digby Sowerby 100K 04:11:45 14.8
143 William Sowerby 100K 04:11:45 14.8
10 David Rouse 100K 04:11:51 14.8
15 Nigel Ward 100K 04:11:53 14.8
187 Shaun Wilkinson 100K 04:12:13 14.7
188 Robin Hardacre 100K 04:12:17 14.7
29 Ian Davis 100K 04:14:17 14.6
156 Torin Cannings 100K 04:15:43 14.5
35 Richard Maplethorpe 100K 04:16:45 14.5
11 Lynn Williams 100K 04:17:48 14.4
31 Kevin Hull 100K 04:17:48 14.4
123 Andy Credland 100K 04:17:48 14.4
24 Steven Cooper 100K 04:18:38 14.4
61 Peter Milner 100K 04:18:55 14.4
132 No Name 100K 04:20:07 14.3
44 Anthony Hicks 100K 04:23:07 14.1
16 Paul Leggitt 100K 04:24:19 14.1
176 Ed Smith 100K 04:24:23 14.1
177 Helen Smith 100K 04:24:23 14.1
66 Bradley McElone 100K 04:24:35 14.1
67 Michael Brown 100K 04:24:37 14.1
106 Graham McInnis 100K 04:25:12 14.0
104 Tim Baxter 100K 04:25:13 14.0
46 Stephen Boothman 100K 04:27:08 13.9
58 Adrian Walsh 100K 04:27:52 13.9
119 Scott Yates 100K 04:28:58 13.8
118 Francis Brogden 100K 04:28:59 13.8
125 Phillip Shrimpton 100K 04:30:14 13.8
126 Mark Bishop 100K 04:30:15 13.8
68 Victoria Wignell 100K 04:32:59 13.6
69 Liz Ayton 100K 04:33:01 13.6
48 Mark wood 100K 04:33:32 13.6
49 Jason Fell 100K 04:33:49 13.6
178 Craig Atkin 100K 04:37:05 13.4
179 Andrew Clark 100K 04:37:06 13.4
172 Mark Grey 100K 04:37:07 13.4
39 John Burton 100K 04:37:22 13.4
158 Andrew Bennett 100K 04:38:19 13.4
99 Paul Fytche 100K 04:47:29 12.9
97 David Booth 100K 04:54:12 12.6
148 Jackqui Ker 100K 04:57:49 12.5
100 Dwayne Johnson 100K 04:59:12 12.4
26 David Turnbull 100K 05:00:12 12.4
23 Andrew Turnbull 100K 05:00:13 12.4
174 Matthew Isle 100K 05:00:29 12.4
175 Adrian McAlinney 100K 05:00:30 12.4
75 Natalie Rayment 100K 05:02:37 12.3
4 Jeff Chappill 100K 05:02:38 12.3
124 Jean Mcarthur 100K 05:06:38 12.1
28 Bill Kelly 100K 05:07:45 12.1
65 Jack Garner 100K 05:09:38 12.0
76 Jane Taylor 100K 05:12:49 11.9
34 Sue Hoare 100K 05:13:12 11.9
5 Howard Johnson 100K 05:16:16 11.8
89 Brian Buxton 100K 05:16:57 11.7
189 Andrew Emerson 100K 05:19:52 11.6
173 Ian Cameron 100K 05:19:53 11.6
191 Mick Emerson 100K 05:19:53 11.6
152 Shona Cannings 100K 05:27:51 11.3
153 Stephen Cannings 100K 05:27:54 11.3
94 Elizabeth Wood 100K 05:29:32 11.3
135 Julie Ford 100K 05:29:55 11.3
21 Mark Chesman 100K 05:31:28 11.2
112 Jasmin Kirk 100K 05:35:41 11.1
113 Joshus Kirk 100K 05:35:47 11.1
170 Gill Watson 100K 06:01:52 10.3
195 Nicole Gregory 100K 06:02:25 10.3
194 Fiona Duce 100K 06:02:33 10.3
196 Steve Smith 100K 06:02:35 10.3
47 Hayden Ellmas 100K 06:22:14 9.7
163 Vic Green 100K 06:41:47 9.3
165 Paul Dimoline 100K 06:47:46 9.1
145 Robbie Whitaker 100M 05:15:32 19.0
43 Alwyn Jones 100M 05:25:27 18.4
78 Paul Carvill 100M 05:25:30 18.4
77 Andy Veitch 100M 05:33:37 18.0
51 Ric Stenton 100M 05:33:38 18.0
128 Chris Spavin 100M 05:38:39 17.7
45 Steve Dolby 100M 05:38:40 17.7
171 Chris Ware 100M 05:41:05 17.6
32 Maciej Wontorowski 100M 05:47:28 17.3
36 Paul Whittingham 100M 05:47:58 17.2
133 Phil Binch 100M 05:48:35 17.2
120 Kevin Fish 100M 05:48:37 17.2
161 Dean Drayton 100M 05:49:38 17.2
111 Andrew Lawson 100M 05:52:42 17.0
93 Chris Gibbs 100M 05:54:59 16.9
33 Mike Chappell 100M 05:57:06 16.8
146 Francis Lowe 100M 05:59:50 16.7
25 Dean List 100M 06:02:08 16.6
62 Tim Wheeler 100M 06:03:03 16.5
185 Rob Wood 100M 06:03:21 16.5
87 Jack Skelton 100M 06:03:37 16.5
56 Michael Wignall 100M 06:03:47 16.5
60 Graham Parkhill 100M 06:03:53 16.5
55 Scott Barley 100M 06:03:58 16.5
59 Phillip Carter 100M 06:04:50 16.4
73 Matthew Bontoft 100M 06:11:18 16.2
108 Gerry  Burnham 100M 06:13:30 16.1
30 Sheeham Quirke 100M 06:13:35 16.1
14 Andrew Calpin 100M 06:14:35 16.0
38 Robert Frear 100M 06:14:36 16.0
96 Christian Brown 100M 06:15:31 16.0
134 Stephen Marshall 100M 06:15:39 16.0
107 James Barrett 100M 06:16:29 15.9
154 David Wariner 100M 06:17:14 15.9
139 Ric Wiggett 100M 06:18:19 15.9
27 Ian Dowse 100M 06:19:45 15.8
57 James McDonald 100M 06:20:14 15.8
186 Mark Johnson 100M 06:20:26 15.8
53 Dave Hinch 100M 06:21:35 15.7
88 Shaun Skelton 100M 06:22:23 15.7
81 Andy Coultas 100M 06:23:25 15.6
82 Carl Milner 100M 06:23:35 15.6
114 Gareth Barker 100M 06:32:19 15.3
12 Julian Anyan 100M 06:35:38 15.2
3 Clifford Palterman 100M 06:38:06 15.1
64 Ian McBride 100M 06:38:07 15.1
63 Scott Huntley 100M 06:38:07 15.1
190 Stephen Potter 100M 06:38:44 15.0
164 Barry Jackson 100M 06:41:49 14.9
149 Murry McDonald 100M 06:49:42 14.6
84 Chris Turner 100M 06:54:56 14.5
138 Stephen Race 100M 06:56:45 14.4
98 Mark Robinson 100M 06:57:31 14.4
105 Darren Martin 100M 06:59:11 14.3
42 Karl Peace 100M 06:59:30 14.3
109 Ian Caldwell 100M 06:59:33 14.3
74 Sarah Carpenter 100M 07:00:45 14.3
116 Steve Bullivant 100M 07:01:45 14.2
122 Sean Cowlam 100M 07:01:45 14.2
117 Tim Olivant 100M 07:02:45 14.2
115 Andrew Grimwood 100M 07:04:47 14.1
79 Mark Allatson 100M 07:07:21 14.0
50 Nigel Dowse 100M 07:10:34 13.9
80 Jamie Griffin 100M 07:11:31 13.9
101 Paul East 100M 07:11:45 13.9
13 Royce Goulby 100M 07:16:27 13.7
121 Phil Cox 100M 07:16:38 13.7
37 Andrew Bates 100M 07:20:13 13.6
54 Richard Owen 100M 07:20:45 13.6
137 Sandy Walster 100M 07:26:45 13.4
83 Rob Colvin 100M 07:43:25 12.9
19 Jim Moate 100M 07:48:36 12.8
20 Clive Smith 100M 07:48:36 12.8
95 Andrew Read 100M 08:07:00 12.3
110 Sallie Joseph 100M 08:07:00 12.3
8 Paul Dickinson 100M 08:50:00 11.3
1 Keith Nottingham 100M 09:00:00 11.1
2 Nigel Abrams 100M 09:00:00 11.1
129 Michael Yardley DNF DNF 0.0
41 Carl Johnson DNF DNF 0.0
52 Rachel Love DNF DNF 0.0
102 Joshua Jones DNF DNF 0.0
22 Mark Ellam DNF DNF 0.0
85 Kevin Hornsby DNF DNF 0.0
86 Steve Hornsby DNF DNF 0.0
136 David Marshall DNF DNF 0.0
144 Alan Whitaker DNF DNF 0.0
166 Stephen Bavin DNF DNF 0.0
167 Martin Bavin DNF DNF 0.0
70 Geoff Rhodes HNS HNS 0.0



140 mile Swim in aid of Sport Relief

Sport Relief Swim

Spare a thought for the energetic staff at Ancholme Leisure Centre tonight, they have set themselves a gruelling challenge of an overnight 140-mile swim in aid of Sport Relief.

Forty volunteers will take it in turns to swim 20 lengths of the leisure centre’s 25 metre pool between 8pm on Saturday, March 24 and 8am the next morning. They’ll each have to swim about 4.5 miles (or 9,216 lengths) in 12 hours in teams of four to complete the 140 mile trip – equal to the distance comedian David Walliams swam along the Thames for Sport Relief last year.

Staff members ranging from receptionists to life guards are training hard for the epic swim and want to raise as much money as possible for Sport Relief to help improve the lives of people in the UK and across the world. To sponsor them visit

http://my.sportrelief.com/sponsor/ancholmeleisurecentre140mileovernight12hourswim or pick up a sponsor form at the leisure centre.

Everyone who sponsors online will be entered into a raffle with many top prizes ranging from beauty treatments and a photo shoot to shopping vouchers and VIP tickets to the Sugar Hut nightclub featured in The Only Way is Essex.

You can also make a donation in one of the collection boxes on reception at Ancholme Leisure Centre, Hewson House or Civic Centre. Leisure centre duty manager Andy Farr said: “We’ve set ourselves the target of matching the distance comedian David Walliams swam in the Thames last year. “There are 40 of us taking part and we’ll have to swim more than 9,000 lengths – that’s about 4.5 miles. “I’d like to thank all the swimmers taking part and everyone who is supporting us, especially the Sugar Hut for the vouchers and Lincsquad who paid for the pool hire. “It’s going to be a very long night but we’re all training hard.

“Please do take the time to sponsor us or make a donation, we want to raise as much as we can.”

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