Kings Lynn Triathlon club continued its run of podium finishes last weekend. Jamie Sparrow and Dan Guppy were both in Peterborough for the Monster Mojito. The swim had to be shortened to 1.2km because of the cold, but the 38km bike and 10km run were even colder. Sparrow won his AG and finished 4th overall in 2hrs03min.
Janey Edwards finished 2nd in her AG (12th Overall) in the 400m/24km/5km Tewksbury Sprint Triathlon, however John Edwards demonstrated that a little bit of bad luck goes a long way, starting with a visit from the puncture fairy.
In this year’s GEAR 10Km. Simon Hardy finished 57th overall in 39min31, Paul Terreros (40min36), Steven Bowdery (46min16), David Hicks(54min52), Jemma Redhead and Jenna Gotts ran together in 55min03. Alex Gaunt made a welcome return after injury to finish in 55min22. Out on two wheels at the weekend, Andy Littler completed the Spring Tour De Broads and on Monday, Redhead followed up her 10km PB with a half-marathon PB (2hrs08min) in Milton Keynes.
The weekend also heralded the start of the club’s popular open water swim sessions, being held at the sailing club on the relief channel every Sat morning. The chilly wind did little to deter the swimmers, who were rewarded with the relative warmth of the river (and cake). Details of open water swimming can be found on the club’s website kltri.co.uk.
King’s Lynn Triathlon Club were out in force again over the weekend.
Matthew Allan was competing for teamGB in his second World Duathlon Championships, this year in Pontevedra , Spain. It was a twisty, technical and hilly course in scorching heat, making the initial 10km run and 40km particularly tough but was able to run himself in to 15th for his AG over the final 5km run, 3rd GB athlete and qualified for next year’s world champs. His finish time was 2hrs07 (34min58/1hr10/19min40).
Slightly closer to home and with very different weather to contend with, eight members were racing in Great Yarmouth at the East Coast Super Sprint triathlon with support from coach Jess. The 250m pool swim, 16km bike and 3km run signalled the start of the triathlon season, and first home for the club was Arthur Seargent in 54min07s (3rd AG), followed by Jemma Redhead in 57min38 who won her age group thanks to the fastest bike split within the club. David Hicks was next home in 58min15, just ahead of Debbie James finishing her first Tri in 58min55 (3rd AG) and Andre Delgado in 59min12. Emma Cuthell was the club’s fastest runner and came 4th in her AG with 1hr01. Philip Yates finished his first Tri in 1hr06, just ahead of Alice Page who competed in her first senior event and won her 15-16 age group in 1hr07, also taking the crown for the fastest swimmer from the club. Jenna Gotts was in action at the weekend too, opening her race season with a cheeky little sprint tri in Lincoln. She completed the 400m pool swim in 10min5, the 23km bike in 47min32 and the final 5km in 29min16, giving her a finish time of 1hr31min.
For those not racing, there was a club duathlon/brick training session around Sandringham to keep them amused. It was a magnificent start to the season for the club, with lots more fun to come with the Club’s own event in Hunstanton on the 19th May.
April has been an interesting month with hot weather followed closely with the standard wind and rain!!. It also saw members completing Duathlons and the frist Triathlons of the season. Not to mention cracking on with some quality training....all thanks to Jess Cunningham.
Massive congratulations have to go to Matty Allen who competed at both the interservice duathlon and the world duathlon championships in Spain!! A great result saw him come home in a little over 2 hours with a 15th place for his age group and a 3rd place GB athlete. Not bad considering it was the world championships and he has now pre-qualified for next years championship in Holland. Amazing!!
The club saw a great turn out at the East Coast Triathlon weekend. Despite the very windy conditions Alice Page and Jemma Red both managed 1st place positions in their Age Groups. Considering that this was the first ever official triathlon for Alice I foresee great things for this junior member.
Arthur Sargent had a great outing coming 3rd in his age group only one minute behind the group winner. An unlucky red light meant he had to stop and this cost him....damn highway code!!
Andre Delgado, Philip Yates, Debbie James and David Hicks all enjoyed their first dip into the world of triathlon with excellent results.
Jenna Gotts perfomed well in Lincoln as the only representative of the club at the Lincoln Sprint Triathlon.
Great job all.
As the Tri season is now well underway there will be plenty more opportunities for age group places, podiums and PBs. Onwards and upwards for the club.
So what does May hold for KLTC?
Yes its that time of year!!! Open Water Swimming returns....yeah!! dust off the wetsuits, find the polerised goggles, fix the leak on the chill swim and buy new lube!! The first session will be taking place on the 4th and ever Saturday after at the Ouse Amatuer Sailing Club, Saddlebow, 08:30 to 09:30. Water temperature will be ......lovely. Be great to see you there.
The next big news is the Sunny Hunny Triathlon that the club have organised in partnership with BCKLWN and Alive liesure. The event is now 95% full (at time of writing) and will be taking place 19th May. If you can help out in a volunteer role please let us know via Facebook.
The club would not be a club with out the fantastic support of all our members and members families. Keep up the good work, train safe and let us know how you get on at your races.
Members of King’s Lynn Triathlon Club have been continuing to making their presence felt on the duathlon circuit this year and Geraldine Jordan and Matty Allen were both in action in Peterborough last weekend. They ran 6.4km, cycled 29km and finished with a 4km run to both win their age groups and finish 3rd Female and Male overall. Allen completed in 1hr28min (22min29/50min08/13min52) and Jordan in 1hr53, still comfortably beating her brother Paul who also won his age group.
Stefan Sprawling took part in his first multisport race over in DIss, finishing the windy 5km/30km/5km duathlon in a time of 3hrs02min. Also new to duathlon, Warren King raced a standard distance duathlon the previous weekend at Clumber Park. He completed the scenic ITU qualifier 10km/40km/5km race in a superb 2hrs27min (41min16/1hr21/20min31). If you are curious about triathlon, the club are organising a new pool-swim event in Hunstanton on the 19th May. Information and entry is available at www.kltri.co.uk.