Tweed Triathlon Club members have had a busy time over the last couple of weeks with some great results being posted.
On the June 7 Jane Holmes competed in one of the most unusual triathlons in the sport’s calendar, The Fox Lake Triathlon, near Dunbar. This was an off road super sprint consisting of a lake swim of 200m, then a mountain bike ride of 3km followed by run of ‘not far maybe 1km or so’ according to the organisers.
Competitors were expected to finish in about 15 minutes, the twist being that each entrant had to do two races, two qualifying races were held after which the fastest ones went on to race again in the final while the slower ones raced again in the repercharge round.
Jane finished her qualifying round in 20mins 25secs which was enough to see her into the A final in which she completed the course in 19mins 53secs coming in 10th overall.
Great North Swim
Neil Anderson and Will Davidson competed in the Great North Swim at Windermere, Cumbria. Neil finished the swim 45th in his age group and 71st overall in a time of 24mins 25secs while Will finished 56th in his age group, 409th overall in a time of 29mins 29secs.
On June 15 a group of Tweed Triathletes competed in the Keswick Triathlon, Cumbria. Two events were held a Long Race consisting of 750m swim, a 35km bike ride and a 10km run and a Short Race consisting of a 400m swim, a 23km bike ride and a 5km run.
In the Long Race Sarah Robson finished 18th in the female Vet40 age category in an overall time of 3hours 5mins 8secs, Jane Ord finished 6th in the female Vet50 age category in an overall time of 3 hours 15mins 8secs. In the Short Race event Paul Brothwood finished 13th male Vet40 age category in an overall time of 1hour 23mins 29secs and Ryan Thompson finished 23rd in the senior male category in an overall time of 1 hour 28 mins 51 secs.
Closer to home Adam Fletcher competed in the Bamburgh 10km road racearound Banburgh Castle and posted an excellent time of 37 mins 09 secs, making him second male vet and 13th overall.