A busy weekend for local triathletes

The 2014 Isle of Bute Triathlon took place on Sunday, May 11. Here competitors in the full-length Sprint event are seen on Meadows Road in Rothesay on the last of the course's three legs.
The 2014 Isle of Bute Triathlon took place on Sunday, May 11. Here competitors in the full-length Sprint event are seen on Meadows Road in Rothesay on the last of the course's three legs.

It was a busy weekend for Tweed Triathletes.

David Lauckner competed at Ellesmere, Shropshire at the Tri-UK Shropshire standard distance triathlon (1500m swim, 40km bike, 10km run).

David completed the course in a time of 2 hours 33 minutes 49 seconds, finishing 222nd overall from a start line up of 329, but more importantly he came third in his age category.

This event has been designated by British Triathlon Federation as one of only three events this year where competitors can qualify for the World Age Group Championships in Edmonton, Canada later this year. With David’s excellent time and position he should qualify for the world championships.

A couple of hardy Tweed Triathletes travelled to the Howgill Fells on the North Yorkshire/Cumbria border to compete in the strenuous Montane Trail races.

Three events took place over the weekend, Trail 10 (10km), Trail 13 (half marathon distance of 13.1 miles) and Trail 26 (full marathon distance of 26.2 miles) distances.

The events started and finished in Sedbergh within the Yorkshire Dales National Park and included some long steep ascents with breathtaking views and amazing running terrain.

Sarah Robson competed in the trail 13 finishing in 2 hours 38 minutes 09 seconds and coming in as 9th female while Henrietta Bolton-Carter competed in the Trail 26 finishing in a time of 4 hours 37 minutes 54 seconds and the second fastest female in the field and 33rd overall out of a total start line up of 139. These results are fantastic considering the demanding nature of this event.

Will Davidson and Paul Brothwood flew the flag for Tweed Triathlon Club in the Scottish capital this weekend when they competed in the Edinburgh Half Marathon. This was a first for both runners who completed the course in great times. Will finished the course in 1 hour 45 minutes and Paul was close behind in 1 hour 53 minutes.

Tweed triathlete Adam Fletcher competed in a 10km race nearer to home when he raced at Druridge Bay, Northumberland. Adam did amazingly well finishing the 10km course in a time of 38 minutes 06 seconds putting him in a position of 10th overall out of a start line up of 359.