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Cotswolds Lake 62 Triathlon 

Outlaw Nottingham Triathlon 

Bedford Triathlon Team Relays 

 

 

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Taking advantage of visiting friends in the vicinity, Helen Melville took on her first Olympic distance event in the Cotswold Triathlon. The 1500 m swim was warm with wetsuits optional, a 40 km rolling bike through pretty villages and a 9 km cross country run to the finish. Melville was aiming for a time around 3 hours, so came away happy with 2.52.52 and fourth in her age group. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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 Arthur Sargeant and Pat Cooke-Rogers took on the Outlaw full, widely considered one of the most difficult one-day sporting events in the world.  

Situated around the national water sports centre Nottingham, they completed a 2.4 miles swim, 112mile bike ride, finishing with a marathon distance run of 26.2miles. Sergeant finishing in 13:11:43. Sargeant previously completed the 2019 Ironman Wales in 15:26:52.

Although Sargeant felt totally exhausted, while in transition collecting his equipment, a lady collapsed and had a seizure. Thankfully with some first aid training gained from his local running club TCRC, Sergeant came to the ladies aid and stayed until paramedics arrived. 

 

 

 PatCooke-Rogers took on her 16th long-distance triathlon finishing in 16:49:31. She explains,

“It was a painful experience far too reminiscent of a race several years ago where I tore my Achilles tendon 6 miles into the run. This time I got a severe cramp during the swim (which at least stopped me from lapsing into breaststroke every now and again!) and had to be helped from the water because I couldn’t stand up - very embarrassing! The calf muscles keep twitching on the bike just to remind me they had the potential to ruin my race.  My bike Garmin failed without warning so I only had the time of day and my rough guess as to mileage to work out how I was doing. 

My training for the run was done as an 8 minutes run, 2 minutes walk. But the run wasn’t possible - every time I tried the calf muscles cramped badly. So the run became a power walk. I knew If I could maintain a 15 minute mile pace I’d get around with about 15 mins to spare, but power walking uses different muscles and I’d not trained for it so it was a very long and painful “run”! There were 3 ladies in my age group. I passed one on the run who was struggling and later DNF, so I eventually crossed the line in 2nd (and last) place.

Every race is a learning experience. This time I learnt that it’s not a good idea to start a long race so soon after severe food poisoning - in retrospect I think this was the reason for the cramps. 

There was good news though. Because I have osteoarthritis I have to ride a bike with modified handlebars. I’d only ridden it 3 times before the race but it was brilliant- my hands didn’t hurt at all. And somehow I got through the entire race with my severely arthritic knees pain free. That was definitely a miracle! And as always I got to the start line and the finish line by the grace of God.

I’m proud to be a member of King’s Lynn Tri Club - and very grateful for the friendship and support”.

 Cooke-Rogers next race would have been Ironman Wales which has been canceled. So, God willing and Covid restrictions permitting, She hopes her next adventure will be an ice mile in December or January, and the 300 mile Yukon Arctic Ultra in February. 


 

Over the borders, a dull and rainy start awaited the teams representing KLTC at the Bedford team relay.  Competing within teams of three, Using the timing chip bracelet as a relay baton we had four club teams present.

Starting the day swimming in Box End lake, it was officially a non wetsuit event as the water temperature was measured at a tropical 23 degrees. The swim navigated from bouy to bouy amongst the ski jump ramps for 750 m. This followed by 20 k of cycling action (actually 23 K) on surprisingly roller coaster undulating, rough surfaced roads. Culminating with the 5 k run, which was 100% pure trail, again with some surprising short sharp hill climbs. All KLTC teams made sure to cross the finish line with their last runner in full team spirit.

During the longer relay transitions, there was important refueling going on with a variety of goodies from cake to tortilla chips, the smell of many team BBQs was also flowing through the air causing the tummy to rumble.

During the event, we loaned out our very own Alistair Doig to team Freedom Tri8, who competed with teammates Rob Evans and John Beel in 04:34:04.

 

Tango 

 First KLTC Team home, team tango - Mark Fountain, Maureen Wolfe, Ian Kidman in 04:42:20.

 charlie

 Team Charlie - Ian Webster, Debbie James, Ashish Rastogi  04:47:50.

A strong performance from Rastogi, in what was his first triathlon-related event. Quoting " Really loved it! It was a good starting point for me.

kilo 

Team Kilo - Andrea Campbell, Esmie Kidman, Sophie Doig  04:58:29.

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Team Lima - Stephen Pentland, Daniel Clarkson, Adrian ebbs  05:17:23.

 

 

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News - Archives (2)

Mark Fountain - Thursday, 09 September 2021 16:26

Wissey Half Marathon Swim Coniston      

Mark Fountain - Saturday, 28 August 2021 16:21

              GEAR 10K 2021  Mark Fountain, Mark Doughty, Beth Norman, Juliette Meek, Jenna Gotts, Debbie James, Ashish Rastogi   On a very calm morning in their hometown, KLTC triathletes...

Mark Fountain - Saturday, 21 August 2021 14:39

  Big Lime Weekend 2021        KLTC Dan Clarkson (Pictured below) competed in the Hartlepool Big Lime Weekend. Making use of a very handy Travelodge 2 mins commute from the transition area,...

Mark Fountain - Saturday, 14 August 2021 17:26

  SwimRutland    A warm, dry, and windy Sunday morning saw Michelle Convoy take on the challenge of swimming 2000 m across one of Europe's largest man made reservoirs, Rutland...

Mark Fountain - Sunday, 08 August 2021 11:42

    Calfman Triathlon - Charity Ride Dan Clarkson competed over in Milton Keynes at the Calfman triathlon hosted by Big Cow Sports last weekend. The Calfman involved a 900 m swim, 46 km bike, 10...

Mark Fountain - Sunday, 01 August 2021 20:05

  Cotswolds Lake 62 Triathlon  Outlaw Nottingham Triathlon  Bedford Triathlon Team Relays            Taking advantage of visiting friends in the vicinity, Helen Melville took on her first...

Web Admin - Wednesday, 21 July 2021 21:35

Latest News

Mark Fountain - 16 September 2021

  Last weekend saw a full two days of events for KLTC members. Situated all over the country, from the stunning Lake District to Rutland waters, and Blenheim Palace.       

Mark Fountain - 09 September 2021

Wissey Half Marathon Swim Coniston      

Mark Fountain - 28 August 2021

              GEAR 10K 2021  Mark Fountain, Mark Doughty, Beth Norman, Juliette Meek, Jenna Gotts, Debbie James, Ashish Rastogi   On a very calm morning in their hometown, KLTC triathletes...

Mark Fountain - 21 August 2021

  Big Lime Weekend 2021        KLTC Dan Clarkson (Pictured below) competed in the Hartlepool Big Lime Weekend. Making use of a very handy Travelodge 2 mins commute from the transition area,...

Mark Fountain - 14 August 2021

  SwimRutland    A warm, dry, and windy Sunday morning saw Michelle Convoy take on the challenge of swimming 2000 m across one of Europe's largest man made reservoirs, Rutland...

Recent News

Mark Fountain - Wednesday, 14 July 2021 08:00

  KLTC Members and friends of the club took part in the annual Norwich Triathlon on Sunday 11th July hosted by the local triathlon club Tri-Anglia.    Maureen Wolfe, Beth Norman, Annabel...

Web Admin - Wednesday, 21 October 2020 21:01

Notice of the King’s Lynn Triathlon Clubs Annual General Meeting 8pm, Thursday 12th Nov 2020 Via ZOOM because of Covid-19 Restrictions. We are pleased to invite you to attend the forthcoming...

Web Admin - Tuesday, 17 March 2020 06:44

ALL CLUB TRAINING CANCELLED UNTIL AT LEAST 30th APRIL As you know, we have tried to training sessions going for as long as possible but we have just received an update from British Triathlon...

Jemma Redhead - Sunday, 15 March 2020 21:13

Sunday 15th 2020 Kings Lynn triathlon club are proud to announce they have been awarded the bronze Trimark accreditation which enables them to have an official junior section. The accreditation...

Jemma Redhead - Monday, 09 March 2020 19:17

At last!!! Members of the Kings Lynn triathlon club have come out of hibernation and scooped up some impressive medals! Sunday 8th saw the last of the Shouldham Warren grand prix series. Simon...

Jemma Redhead - Monday, 09 March 2020 18:48

8th February 2020 Members of the Kings Lynn Triathlon club took part in the Rotary club’s Swimathon, which was held at St James pool on Saturday. The sixteen volunteer fundraisers were split into...

Alistair Doig - Tuesday, 24 December 2019 00:30

Well, it is almost that time of year. Many have spent the last couple of months getting themselves ready for the big day, while most have left it to the last minute to get in to gear – yes, it is...

Jemma Redhead - Sunday, 10 November 2019 20:39

Sunday 10th November 2019 The George Munday 10km race in Wisbech commenced at 1103 after all runners and race marshals observed two minutes silence as part of Remembrance day to honour all those...

Jemma Redhead - Monday, 04 November 2019 11:30

Sunday 3rd November Debbie James (lover of all courses that are wet, sodden and filthy) once again did her club proud by coming 3rd in her age group on Sunday’s cross country race at Houghton Hall....

Jemma Redhead - Sunday, 27 October 2019 19:52

Sunday 27th October was the popular Fen 10, a ten mile run through Wisbech. Steven Bowdery, Nigel Banyard and Jemma Redhead ran for the KLTC on this lovely sunny morning. Bowdery had been taking a...

Jemma Redhead - Sunday, 27 October 2019 19:41

Sunday 13th October was a day of half marathon highs and lows for some members of the kings lynn triathlon club. David Hicks travelled all the way to Manchester to be one of 15000 people to take...

Jemma Redhead - Monday, 07 October 2019 17:17

Sunday 6th October 2019 Nineteen members of the Kings Lynn triathlon club competed in the first of the Ryston runners cross-country grand prix held in Shouldham Warren. The torrential rain was no...

Jemma Redhead - Sunday, 22 September 2019 17:17

Kings Lynn Triathlon club had another superb weekend of racing and bagging that all important bling!                          ...

Web Admin - Tuesday, 17 September 2019 13:01

Notice of the King’s Lynn Triathlon Clubs Annual General Meeting 3pm, Saturday 9th Nov 2019 Liquor & Loaded, 21 Tower Street, King’s Lynn, PE301EJ The Club Committee are pleased to...

Jemma Redhead - Sunday, 15 September 2019 17:17

The weekend of the 14th and 15th of September 2019 saw members competing in England, Scotland and Wales! On Sunday, fourteen members raced in the popular North Norfolk Triathlon held in Wells. This...

Web Admin - Sunday, 01 September 2019 19:05

It was a weekend of highs and lows for King’s Lynn Triathlon Club. Ian and Esmie Kidman were in the Lake district with Alistair Doig for Helvellyn Tri and its chilly 1.6km swim in Ullswater, epic...

Web Admin - Wednesday, 28 August 2019 19:02

It was fun in the sun in Ely at the weekend for members of King’s Lynn Triathlon club and their friends from West Norfolk Swimming Club, with a sprint Tri for the adults and and aquathlon for...

Web Admin - Monday, 12 August 2019 19:01

Following a weekend off, King’s Lynn triathlon club were back in action for the Culford Summer Sprint Triathlon, a 300m pool swim, 21km bike around the surrounding countryside and a 4km run in the...

Web Admin - Tuesday, 30 July 2019 18:57

King’s Lynn Triathlon Club were out in force last Sunday at Box End park with 9 teams taking part in the Bedford Relays, including 2 youth teams for the first time. Teams of 3 swam 3x750m, biked...

Web Admin - Monday, 15 July 2019 18:54

There was only the one race at weekend for members of King’s Lynn Triathlon Club, the Victory SuperSprint Triathlon in North Walsham. Six members of KLTC competed in the 300m pool swim, scenic 17km...

Web Admin - Monday, 08 July 2019 18:52

It was another bumper weekend of fun for King’s Lynn Triathlon club, with the majority of the club either racing or supporting. The Outlaw Holkham Half was back for its 3rd year running, supported...

Web Admin - Friday, 28 June 2019 15:08

King’s Lynn Triathlon Club’s local heroes Jamie Sparrow and Dan Guppy were on top form at one of the area’s sporting highlights, the Norfolk Superhero Quadrathlon. Involving a 1mile swim from Gun...

Web Admin - Sunday, 09 June 2019 21:04

One of the appeals of triathlon is the variety of races, and members of King’s Lynn Triathlon Club really took advantage of that at the weekend. Andy Wright was racing in Staffordshire in the...

Web Admin - Sunday, 02 June 2019 21:04

With the triathlon season now in full swing, members of King’s Lynn Triathlon Club were once again out in force over the weekend. Debbie James raced her first open-water event at Blenheim Palace on...

Steven bowdery - Sunday, 19 May 2019 19:15

  Early rise for Kings Lynn Tri Club It was an early rise for Kings Lynn Triathlon Club on Sunday with some members having the unenviable task of trying to get their teenagers out of bed...

Web Admin - Tuesday, 07 May 2019 22:40

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...

Web Admin - Monday, 06 May 2019 23:00

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...

Steven bowdery - Sunday, 28 April 2019 18:40

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...

Web Admin - Wednesday, 03 April 2019 23:39

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...

Steven bowdery - Tuesday, 02 April 2019 15:06

With the Open Water Swimming season quickly approaching I want to take the opportunity to remind you all of the importance of making sure you are insured.  When training as a member of KLTC at...

Steven bowdery - Friday, 29 March 2019 20:44

Ok then a change of plan... instead of a weekly report my aim now is to update at the end of each month  Therefore the report for March will be a little disjointed as a number of...

Steven bowdery - Monday, 18 March 2019 21:46

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...

Steven bowdery - Tuesday, 12 March 2019 22:08

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...

Steven bowdery - Saturday, 09 March 2019 21:32

Hi all.  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...

Steven bowdery - Saturday, 09 March 2019 01:18

Well that’s the first month of the year gone already!!!! I want to thank everybody for your continued support of the club. Its great to see so many people resubscribing or indeed subscribing for...

Steven bowdery - Saturday, 09 March 2019 01:14

Thank you to all members who attended the KLTC awards night. It was nice to catch up with a great group of like minded individuals. Awards presented were as follows; Most improved male – Arthur...

Steven bowdery - Saturday, 09 March 2019 01:10

Hi all, I wanted to take this opportunity to let you all know what has been going on in the background with the club over the Christmas and New Year period. As you all know I have taken on the...

- Saturday, 09 March 2019 01:08

Saturday 7th January saw members gather for our annual Christmas meal and awards presentation at the Bank House Hotel in Kings Lynn. After a delicious meal the following awards where...