As the season rolls along, members become increasingly active in terms of events. Those doing late season mid to long distance races are working up it with local races. Those doing qualifiers have probably raced several times in quick succession in the mid-summer and everyone else is still finding reasons to get out in the sun.
However, the biggest event for most of them rolls around in August or September, thanks to our friends out VoTwo events, who make a wave specifically available to us for the BTS Club Champs. Taking place over the Sprint distance of 750m/18.5km/5km , there is always a good turn out of individuals and relay teams.
Usually this race evening is lovely and warm, except this year. Muggy would be the best description, as at least 3 quick downpours were experienced throughout the evening sunshine, but this did not dampen the racing urge. However, an outbreak of punctures ultimately put pay to both the Male and Female favourite, along with several other club members.
The overall win went to Ed Nunn, who’s speed on the bike was more than enough to overall any swim deficit, backed up by the 2nd fastest run. Early leader Paul Fitzpatrick came in a fairly close 2nd with Matt Eckett completing the podium. After the loss of Louise Croxson due to puncture, the women’s race was taken by Lynda Hart, with Julia Hodkinson 2nd and Gemma Korff 3rd.
A strong relay team of Phillipa Leroux, Luke McCarthy and Gope Walker (with fastest run split of the evening) cross the line as winning team and 3rd overall.
Full results and a selection of images from the night are available below.
|1||Edward Nunn||(M) Senior||1:00:07||12:57||17||27:22||23||19:08|
|2||Paul Fitzpatrick||(M) Veteran40||1:00:45||11:26||30||28:48||33||19:28|
|3||Phillipa, Luke Mc, Gope||(M) Relay||1:02:47||12:53||14||30:28||25||18:47|
|4||Matt Eckett||(M) Veteran40||1:06:23||15:16||22||30:26||22||19:57|
|5||Joanne, Kate, Sara||(M) Relay||1:07:37||16:10||29||28:12||32||22:14|
|6||Chris Dollimore.||(M) Veteran40||1:08:24||14:18||41||32:07||29||20:49|
|7||Guy, Steve, Luke F||(M) Relay||1:08:27||15:15||22||30:51||30||21:29|
|8||Janice, Jess, Nicky||(M) Relay||1:10:26||14:07||18||34:27||26||21:08|
|9||Andrew Bower||(M) Senior||1:11:03||14:04||37||30:33||48||25:01|
|10||Jon Elliott||(M) Senior||1:11:06||16:31||1:40||31:38||48||20:29|
|11||Richard File||(M) Veteran50+||1:11:25||15:47||53||31:25||1:05||22:15|
|12||Lynda Hart||(F) Veteran40||1:11:29||15:49||1:18||32:31||50||21:01|
|13||Jean-Christophe Vangenot||(M) Veteran40||1:11:56||14:04||1:02||36:11||43||19:56|
|14||John RN, Emily, Heather||(M) Relay||1:12:19||13:00||29||34:50||38||23:22|
|15||Adam T, Steve H, Alex T||(M) Relay||1:14:00||13:50||25||35:26||28||23:51|
|16||Julia Hodkinson||(F) Veteran50+||1:14:03||15:32||55||33:04||40||23:52|
|17||Owain Zerilli||(M) Senior||1:14:20||16:34||1:05||35:04||51||20:46|
|18||Gemma Korff||(F) Senior||1:14:33||14:40||1:07||36:36||41||21:29|
|19||John Booker||(M) Veteran50+||1:15:08||17:26||1:01||30:21||35||25:45|
|20||Kate Jewell||(F) Senior||1:15:24||16:17||45||33:22||37||24:23|
|21||Jose Migoni||(M) Senior||1:16:43||15:34||1:14||32:26||51||26:38|
|22||Lesley Kernaghan||(F) Veteran50+||1:19:46||15:35||50||37:01||44||25:36|
|23||Ross, Mike, Robyn||(M) Relay||1:19:55||13:44||22||38:56||29||26:24|
|24||Clare Nieland||(F) Veteran40||1:21:00||16:01||1:36||37:41||44||24:58|
|25||Ellie Williams||(F) Senior||1:21:47||13:59||1:09||40:39||22||25:38|
|DNF||Christophe De Belder||(M) Senior||–||11:28||36||29:34||–||–|
|DNF||Louise Croxson||(F) Veteran40||–||11:57||44||–||–||–|