Weekend Review 14-15 April16th Apr 2018 | Written by Carolyn Reid
It was a triathlon filled weekend in the Borders with Galashiels hosting the first events of the 2018 Live Borders series. The weekend began with the Come and Tri event and the Junior triathlon on Saturday which was a great success with over 100 participants racing throughout the day.
The Sprint triathlon took place on Sunday and the men’s race was won by a familiar face. Craig Dale defended his title for yet another year as he finished the race in 01:01:23, more than two minutes ahead of second place John Lenehan (01:03:34). Ruben Vullalain finished in third (01:04:28).
In the Women’s race, the gap between first and second was much closer with Alice Loudon (01:14:03) finishing just five seconds in front of Veteran Deborah Comer (01:14:08). Behind them was Michelle Short who completed the race in 01:15:21.
To read the race report, click here.
The Turriff triathlon got the Aberdeenshire Council triathlon Series off to a fantastic start on Sunday with some stunning weather and great racing! The event included a sprint race as well as a shorter novice race.
The novice race (400m/20km/2.5km) included almost 50 participants. The men’s race was won by Mattew Reid of Three Peaks Triathletes (01:03:09) while the women’s race was won by Fleet Feet’s Beth Jones (01:13:25).
The sprint race (760m/20km/5km) was won by Aberdeen University’s Hamish Sutherland (01:02:46) followed by Duncan Chedburn (01:03:52) and Hartree JETS Scott Findlay (01:06:08). In the women’s race, Coralie Arthur (01:14:32) finished in first place followed by Debbie Barnett (01:18:44) of Time2trifitness. Veteran Nicola Moir (01:20:22) finished in third.
For full results of both races, click here.
Don’t forget, the Aboyne Duathlon that was postponed due to the snowy conditions earlier in the year will be held on Sunday 29 April. The next race in the triathlon series takes place in Peterhead on Sunday 20 May and also includes an Aquabike event!
For more information on the series, click here.
In Spain, Cameron Harris was racing in the standard distance ETU Cup in Melilla on Sunday. Harris finished in 26th place in 01:45:47, an improvement from his first senior international race in Quarteira last month.
For full results for the race, click here.
Also racing abroad was 2018 National Duathlon Champion, George Goodwin. Goodwin was racing in the middle-distance Challenge Roma event on Sunday where there have been some questions raised about the actual course distances. It seems that the bike section was 76km rather than the advertised 90km and the run leg also seems to have come up around 2km short.
Nonetheless, Goodwin raced well in the swim and bike legs but was unable to perform as well as he would have liked on the run, finishing the race in 21st position in 03:39:15. The men’s and women’s races were won by British athletes Adam Bowden (03:22:03) and Sarah Lewis (03:46:48).
For full race results, click here.
Finally, Grangemouth Triathlon Club has been shortlisted for a People’s Project Award for their project, Triathlon4All!
Since 2005, around £39 million has been awarded through this partnership to 865 good causes across the UK. In 2018 three projects in each region will receive up to £50,000 to realise their ambitions, and Grangemouth Triathlon Club could be one of them!
To learn more about the project and support the club by voting, click here!
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