Busy time for local triathletes

The 2014 Isle of Bute Triathlon took place on Sunday, May 11.
The 2014 Isle of Bute Triathlon took place on Sunday, May 11.

Some recent results for Tweed Triathlon Club are:

Selkirk Triathlon - Selkirk hosted the second in this year’s Borders Sport and Leisure Trust triathlon series. The event at Selkirk is competed over a standard distance, (the distance used in the Olympics) of 1500m pool swim, a 38.83km bike ride finishing with a 10.01km run.

Tweed triathlete Jane Holmes did the club proud by being the second female to finish but winning her age category. An excellent result for Jane which stands her in good stead for the rest of the series, the next being held at Peebles on 8th June.

Les Allcorn 10kn run - This is an annual running race hosted by Alnwick Harriers at the picturesque Hulne Park, Alnwick. The race is in memory of Les Allcorn, an Alnwick Harrier who unfortunately passed away on a race some years ago.

Two Tweed triathletes took advantage of the glorious weather to compete among the 112 entrants. Steve Flook completed the course in 43 minutes 44 seconds, a personal best for this distance and finished 34th overall and 5th in his age category while Neil Anderson finished 76th in a time of 50 minutes.

Alnwick Triathlon - This year’s Alnwick Triathlon was as popular as ever with three Tweed triathletes competing.

Joyce Mark completed the 500m swim, 23km bike ride and 5km run course in an overall time of 1 hour 11 minutes 43 seconds bringing her home as second female but first in her age category.

Second Tweed triathlete home was Andrew Hubbard in a time of 1hr. 12mins 16secs making him 5th in the junior age category, David Lauckner completed the course in 1hr 19mins 47secs which gave him first place in his age category. An excellent performance by all Tweed Triathlon Club members.

This weekend saw the running of the Tweedbank duathlon at Galashiels, a multi discipline event consisting of a 5.06km run, a 20.30km bike ride finished with another 5.06km run. Lone Tweed Triathlon Club competitor was Graham Simpson who put in another fantastic performance by coming in 4th overall.

The Etape Caledonia cycle race is an 82 mile bike ride starting and finishing in Pitlochry, Scotland. The ride includes a King of the mountains climb up Schiehallion, after which the riders are rewarded with panoramic views across the Scottish Highlands before completing the circuit. Tweed Triathlete Adam Fletcher flew the flag for the club finishing 564th out of 4,229 riders, no mean feat, in a time of 3 hours 58 minutes 56 seconds.