Well the weekend just blew by (get it? ...because of the strong winds?...no? .... alright then).
Congratulations go to Jemma Red for completing the MK half marathon in a shade under 2 hours 15 minutes ...a PB!!
Congratulations also go to Lola Kidman who in her dad's words .... smashed junior parkrun. She produced an amazing 8 minutes 32 seconds and came in in second place. Whats even more impressive is that it wasn't even a PB. So she can run even faster !!! I have said it before and i will say it again.... future Olympian.
Whilst that is it for the competitive side of things there was an excellent training duathlon organised by our head coach Jess Cunningham. The long course consisted of a nice hilly 10.5 km run around Wolferton followed by a very windy 40 km ride out past Sandringham (or for some Sherborne.... mentioning no names) and capped off with another 8 km hilly run. The shorter route gave people the opportunity to complete run laps and bike laps to their own choice of distance and it was great to see the newer faces coming along to have a go. As this was such a success there is potential to hold more of the same in the future .... Keep an eye on our facebook page for training updates and information.
Results from the weekend 9th - 10th March are as follows;
Congratulations go to both Geraldine Jordan & Arthur Sargeant for their excellent times at the Ely Duathlon. Geraldine posted a 01:45:03 followed by a 01:52:53 for Arthur at what was his first ever Duathlon. Well done that man.
Another brilliant result for Matt Allen who added to his amazing 3rd place in 01:04:22 at last weekends RAF Duathlon Championship with another podium at the Bedford Standard Duathlon. Coming 20th overall with a 3rd in his age group at 02:08:27.
It was also the conclusion of the Ryston Runners winter X-conutry series and KLTC were well represented
Karen Wood finished 2nd place in the Vet 50 women and Simon Hardy finished 2nd in the Vet 50 men. It was also nice to see KLTC receive the acknowledgement as most improved club.
So well done all for the brilliant results over what was a veyr windy and cold weekend.
As we now have a news feed on the new website I figured I would post a club update. Again massive thanks go to Alistar Doig for sorting the new site. Still have no idea how he manages to do this sort of thing. All magic to me!!
So where to start.
The club training is still going strong with a great level of turn out for the Wednesday swim session. We had our first CSS test in February and it was brilliant to see the level of support for all those who attended. People are most definately improving and there will no doubt be some swim PBs this season. The brick & hill sessions have also been well attended which is good to see.
Events wise we have already had people getting some great results in for KLTC;
Neil Gayton & Paul Terroros both did amazingly well at the Cambridge half marathon posting 1:35:30 & 1:38:54 respectively and Matthew Allen posted a 3rd place at the RAF Duathlon Champs with a time of 1:04:22.
The next events on the radar are the Ely and Bedford duathlons. Good luck to those taking part.
Remember if you are a member of the club and have registered for any event as KLTC please let a committee member know how you got on or post it on the members facebook page.
The next bit of big news is that KLTC are holding an event in conjuction with the Borough Council of Kings Lynn & West Norfolk. We are organising the Sunny Hunny Triathlon which will be held in Hunstanton on the 19th May. This event is aimed at people wishing to try the sport for the first time and is made up of a 200 m pool swim, 18 km bike and a 3.5 km run. If anyone knows someone who would like to have a go please head to the www.britishtriathlon.org and search for sunny hunny tri.