Oct 10

2018 Duathlon Season Round Up & Results

Posted on behalf of Scunthorpe Tri

With the 2018 series now complete and the presentation night a thing of the past, there only remains a few things for us to do before we migrate for the winter.

  1. To thank all those who have helped out during the year, from Time keepers to marshals and staff at Normanby park.
  2. Members of the committee, Debbie, Jason and Jeff for continuing to lay on the races, in what has turned out to be a strange year.
  3. To our friends at Lincsquad for once again allowing us to highjack their website once a fortnight to post our results.
  4. To all the athletes who have supported us this year.
  5. To announce the first race of 2019 will be April 3rd (time and location to be announced).
  6. To wish everyone a safe and effective winters training.
  7. Finally to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.

As always, any questions please direct to jeff.chappill@hotmail.com.

Click on the link below to view the last race and overall results:

2018 Training race 11 results

Results sheet for 2018

Full results 2018

 

 

Sep 27

Hannah Lonsdale season review

After what has been a very long season I’m pleased to have competed for the first time at the British elite youth triathlon championships. It’s not been a great season for me starting off with the British performance assessment weekend back in April where after a solid swim I went onto the bike riding the race with only one shoe.

My debut at the British youth-junior superseries started off badly in Llaneli where I didn’t climatise before the swim and ran into a 12 degree dock . I went into shock and was pulled out of the water. My second race was in Leeds as part of the AJ bell world triathlon series. Lessons had been learnt after Llaneli and I found a spot to climatise in before. The pontoon start is always my favourite followed by the challenging hilly course of Roundhay Park.

I started the summer at the future outlaw event where I finished 5th and ended summer with the Team Relays (my favourite race). So my final race of the season was at Mallory Park. A stunning venue with its naturally technical course (27!!!!! 180^ turns). It was a great experience racing against the best (and some french athletes).

The swim started in the water which worked in my favour as it meant I could climatise to the freezing temperatures. I came out of the swim in the main group but had a shocking T1 which meant I was dropped from the group on the first bike lap. Therefore I rode the race solo. Onto the run and this was my best run yet. Although I didn’t catch anyone I managed to stay with various academy athletes.

All in all I’ve had a season to learn from making the leap up to the next level of racing and hope to come back even stronger next year.

Aug 31

Mark Gollings Grantham Sprint Triathlon to Bolton UK Ironman part 2

I drove home from Hatfield Leger with mixed feelings . It was great to see how well the local guys who were also doing Bolton UK Ironman ( Craig & Gemma Scott / Karen Lynch ) were going at Hatfield , but it also enhanced the frustration with my injuries. Deep down I knew the Bolton Ironman run was really going to take every ounce of mental & physical strength I had left to give .

Dropping out of the event at this late stage was a non starter.   Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 30

TT report Round 11 – Man with 2 kittens in his pockets, walking his duck that was wearing shoes.

Y’all ready for this

“TT’s out for summer…..

Turbo training for ever…..

TT bikes broken down to pieces…..

No more helmet……

No more speed suit…..

No more TT overlord dirty looks…..

Well we were top class…..

And we got no principles….

And we got no innocence…

We can’t even think of a word that rhymes….

TT’s out for summer…..

Turbo training for ever!!”

Listen up TT class of 2018, here is your end of season report…. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 25

Mark Gollins Journey from Grantham Sprint tri to Bolton UK Ironman – Part 1

Many know Mark and in this prequal he gives us the background to his build up to racing IronmanUK.

Unbeknown to myself that first lunch  time swim at Riddings Pool with Leigh Peat would lead us both to compete in the 2018 UK Ironman @ Bolton.

Leigh was on my shift late February 2015 , and we chatted about what were both had been up to & what we fancied doing re training . Leigh had just qualified as a black belt in Kick boxing and was looking for another challenge . I was regularly competing in Duathlons and had done the bike leg in the Weymouth Challenge Relay “Ironman distance” the previous Sept 2014 competing with Damian Mitchell ( Swim ) & Pulmani Bangani ( Run )

We both chatted and found out neither of us could swim !! Read the rest of this entry »

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