Unfortunately the Duathlon planned for this Sunday is cancelled. Apologies to all that responded but due to the lack of numbers and it clashes with a number of other events.
As we have prepared the course we have re-scheduled for the following Sunday 18th October. All details as previously posted.
Please let Karen H know sometime next week if you can make this new date.
Details from Karen H about next Sunday’s Autumn Duathlon, 11th October.
The distances are (approx) Run 1: 3300m Bike: 7000m Run 2: 3000m.
Those who wish to just run there is option of a 6300m run or for the more adventurous 12400m!
Can you please let Karen know direct if you are attending (for catering) so we have rough numbers.
The course in the woodlands is dry at the moment however there is some rain forecast this week so it might be a bit soft in places.
Cost is £2 contribution towards food. See you there!
Karen H (07803 616435)
Details from Karen about the Autumn Duathlon:
Sunday 11th October at Rennisons Carr Farm, Elsham DN20 0BF. Meet 09.30 for 10am start.
Cost £2 to include bacon/sausage bun tea and coffee etc.
For those without MTB there are run only options. Distances approx 3km run 6.5km bike 3km run.
Optional longer run as well for those wanting a little more challenge!
Course and finer details posted out nearer date.
The weather managed to stay dry for a great turnout at the last Clickem event for 2015.
24 members arrived ready to tackle a 10 mile time trial, only to find our that Alan had other plans.
In the end, with a couple of extra loops put in, it was a 15 mile(ish) cycle route ending back at the Clickem for a champions buffet and a little club banter.
As usual, thanks to everyone who turned out to not only take part but also to support the event, marshall and time-keep.
A special thanks goes out from the club to Alan and Sarah who have organised an excellent series of events which have helped make 2015 one of the best club turnouts we’ve seen over recent years.
Karen H will be organising an Offroad Duathlon (MTB required) plus a Trail Run for those who don’t want to bike at Elsham in Oct (watch this space for details).
Finally, everyone at the club wishes Karen good luck when she is competing for Team GB in Chicago in a couple of weeks.
The final event of the summer is this Thursday-note the earlier start time of 18.45 due to nights drawing in. The format is likely to be a 10 mile cycle time trial (maybe followed by a run just to keep me happy!) depending on weather/light conditions. To celebrate the last event we have organised a buffet in the Click’em Inn afterwards and will cost £5 per head-please let Sarah Cook know if you have not already done to confirm your place- firstname.lastname@example.org
Results from the last weeks Duathlon are here:
|Surname||First Name||Run 1||PLACE (1)||Bike||PLACE (2)||Run 2||Overall||Final Place||Notes|
|McCORT/ GREEN||SIAN/ STEVE||6.29||6||32.26||8||7.11||46.06||7||W2, Team|
Swimming will not be on at Havelock pool from this Monday 3rd August until 7th September due to the school/CADS summer break
Apologies the last post should say that the 6th August date has changed to the 20th of August. So the next duathlon will be on 20th August.
A few important updates to inform you-
-Next duathlon date has CHANGED as me and Alan are away on holiday, so the one due on 13th August has been moved forward one week to Thursday 20th August. The duathlon on 3rd September will stay as it is-it is proposed to hold a small buffet in the Click’em Inn to celebrate the end of the series-details to follow.
-Club kit has been ordered-I have bought a range of sizes for both male and female and these will be ready for the beginning of October.
-Speed sessions on a Thursday will no longer continue due to lack of support.
We thought that other members might be interested in a race report of Tony Ogden’s recent experience of the Outlaw Triathlon.
I did my first triathlon in 1989 and graduated up to ironman distance by completing The Longest Day in Wolverhamption in 1996 and 1999. In those days, there was only one ironman distance event each year in the UK, and a race with 100 competitors was a big field.
When the golden handcuffs (ie married life) and the kids came along I took a break of 11 years from triathlon before waking up to the realisation that I had not felt quite the same since and so I signed up for the very first Outlaw triathlon in 2010. When I told Mrs O, she gave me one of those motivational one-liners that only a long term partner can- “You idiot, you’ll never do it.” That seemed reason enough. I also did it in 2012.
This year’s performance marks my 50th year, and 26 years since my first triathlon, which just goes to show that if it is worth doing, then it is worth doing badly.
Just for the record books, I managed to complete The Outlaw yesterday in a time of 13:02:55. It was my best time for the course by 22 seconds. 53rd out of 101 finishers in my age group- there has to be some advantages to turning 50- and 588 out of 986 finishers overall. No dramas, just slow!
Thanks for the report Tony.
If any other members want to share their recent race experiences, please forward your report to Gary T.