September Results Round-Up

Written by BTS Admin

October 5, 2014

As well as all the action from Ironman Wales, which you can read about here, there were a few other races going in what was still a busy September.

First up, right at the beginning of the month, Steve Fuller clocked up the first of his two Dorney races this month, at the Diamond Standard Distance Triathlon. A strong result of 2:31:06 (29:44, 1:14:04, 44:51) saw Steve take 3rd in the M50-54

Currently the club’s No1 tri couple (to be challenged by Nimmo/Parrish in 2015?), Laura and Rob Baylis took part in a couple of last minute events this month. First up, the Standard Distance London Duathlon (10k/44k/5k) in aid of Spinal Research allowed them to run together to start with (aww) before Rob set off on the bike. However, Laura stole the category plaudits with an Age Group win and 2nd woman home overall. Full Results HERE

Name Cat Cat Pos Total Run1 T1 Bike T2 Run2
Rob Baylis M30-34 7 2:19:50 0:43:37 0:02:04 1:13:21 0:01:38 0:19:10
Laura Baylis F30-34 1 2:40:24 0:43:39 0:02:07 1:31:12 0:01:49 0:21:28

Prior to this, whilst on holiday, they decided to randomly do the  Patriots Half IM Distance in  Williamsburg, VA

A choppy wetsuit optional swim, and 96F/65%humidity for the bike and run made for a pretty tough race with lots of DNF! Made even tougher for Rob who forgot to wash all his anti fog spray out of his goggles and ended up with an eye infection and racing with one eye. Both Rob and Laura finshed 2nd in their AG

After several days of lovely weather and calm seas, the morning of September 14th was decidedly dull, chilly and windy. The resulting choppy seas meant that the swim portion of Challenge Weymouth was almost cancelled. In the end the Full Iron distance race had a shorter swim, but the Half Iron went at ahead as planned albeit over a different course layout. Despite there being no way the organiser could know if the course was the correct length over 2 laps with a beach exit in between, 800+ people, included 4 BTS members hit the water around 8.20am.  The bike was an undulating single lap tour around the Weymouth countryside, with the final 20.5k run (a tad short) being a windy run up and down the promenade. Special mention to Richard File, who won the 65-69 AG. Full Results HERE

Name Cat Cat Pos Total Swim T1 Bike T2 Run
Paul Fitzpatrick M40-44 10 4:59:53 0:32:30 0:05:23 2:44:17 0:03:03 1:34:38
Matthew Whitehouse M40-44 20 5:11:29 0:48:11 0:05:45 2:44:08 0:01:21 1:32:02
Jason Roberts M40-44 22 5:14:34 0:36:30 0:07:16 2:52:12 0:04:19 1:34:15
Richard File M65-69 1 6:06:04 0:46:30 0:07:45 3:10:29 0:02:58 1:58:23

Taking on the full distance Iron event, with the aforementioned shortened swim, Dan Brasier set off at around 7.30am to take on the waves, and then two laps of the countryside and an awful lot of running up and down the sea front. Looking like a man who had had enough around half way through the run, Dan picked up the energy and the speed to get home under 11 hours over the course set, only to be delayed a few seconds when his son’s Crocs fell off running up the finishing shoot with Dad. 🙂

Dan finished in 32nd place in the M35-39 category with a time of 10:50:55. Splits of 42:06, 5:57:53 and 3:51:42

Two weeks later, another man took on the Iron Distance, making him the 8th in a month. Gope Walker chose the somewhat warmer climes of his now second home, Majorca. What the course may have lacked in constant climbing of Wales, it more than made up for it with energy sapping heat and a coastal wind. Gope had a tough day at the office, with a thrashing washing machine of a swim,  and losing drinks bottles along the way.

Gope finished though, and celebrated by being out drinking until 5am the next day – Good Work!  Category position was 338, with splits of 1:20:13, 6:42:26, 5:28:57 for a total time of 13:52:12

BTS dominated the top 10 in Age Group at the VOTwo Gatorade Triathlon back at Dorney Lake on Sunday 28th. An unusual layout bike  laps around the outside far perimeter road and lake side , followed by just long run laps all the way up the near side of the lake resulted in not just an age category Super Sprint win for Steve Fuller, but overall Male and Female Standard distance wins for Christophe De Belder and Kate McNeil. Full Results HERE


Name Cat Cat Pos Total Swim T1 Bike T2 Run
Christophe De Belder (M) 30-34 1 02:02:57 21:05 01:07 01:01:58 00:44 38:03
Kate Mcneill (F) 30-34 1 02:13:12 23:16 01:28 01:04:21 01:09 42:58
Colin Surgeon (M) 45-49 6 02:24:03 26:26 01:28 01:08:06 01:00 47:03


Name Cat Cat Pos Total Swim T1 Bike T2 Run
Matt Eckett (M) 35-39 10 01:13:33 14:33 01:24 34:43 00:45 22:08
Keir Ayling (M) 50-54 10 01:22:26 15:22 01:48 38:24 01:24 25:28
Heidi Fuller (F) 45-49 6 01:39:42 22:27 02:27 40:53 01:39 32:16

Super Sprint

Name Cat Cat Pos Total Swim T1 Bike T2 Run
Stephen Fuller (M) 50-54 1 0:36:30 07:37 01:12 17:03 00:54 09:44
Salvatore Albanese (M) 45-49 2 0:39:06 07:27 01:30 18:03 00:50 11:16
Mat Whittingham (M) 35-39 10 0:45:50 07:45 02:22 20:36 01:22 13:45

Finally for this month, Jon Elliot headed up to Hever Castle for their Olympic Distance Triathlon – a “hot, hilly and hard” day resulted in a finishing time of 2:47:58 (34:08, 1:19:07, 49:09) Full Results HERE

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