David Lloyd Triathlon 15th May 16

Report by Bec Day

A beautiful morning saw several Tuffs turn out for a new event, the David Lloyd Clubs Worthing Triathlon. Having only realised the race existed on Wednesday when I looked at the club website I wasn’t exactly prepared, but thought it would be fun. There was a really friendly atmosphere as we all shivered together waiting for our start in the snake swim in a rather toasty (27 degrees) 20m outdoor pool. Having entered the event so late I was put at the end of the swim and although I sneaked in a little bit early it did lead to a very lonely bike ride up Long Furlong to Findon. The run was straight up Highdown hill and the weather was perfect, the sun was shining down on one and all and there were some lovely views.

It was my first time racing as a Tuff so was really pleased to come 3rd and I would love to say the reason I missed out on 2nd place (58 secs) is because I had a minor mechanical mishap on the bike, my chain came off, but realistically it was lost in transition. It turns out my husband is right I faff far too much, Paul Martin was quickest in T1 taking a rather swift 36 seconds I however took 2 mins 7 seconds, definitely need to work on that! Nicole Ewer had a great race and was 1st female vet, Ollie McDonald was first Tuff male home in 8th closely followed by Chris Robinson in 9th and Michael Barrett in 10th. Next Tuff in was Phil Lintott-Clarke followed by Paul Martin then Bob Thomas. Stephen Feest also had a fantastic race winning the Super Sprint by almost 9 minutes and special mention has to go to Chris for his dedication/idiocy as after finishing the tri he tootled off to do the Bognor 10km!

The results are attached below. Well done to Paul Durrant who only joined Tuff Fitty just prior to the weekend; our latest member.

Bec

200m pool swim follow by a 24k bike ride with a few long uphill drags, with a two lap flat run of 2.5k

Pos————————————————-Swim T1 Bike T2 Run Total
1 Stephen Feest…………………4:32…..00:38…..47:29…..00:41……11:23….1:03:24..1st overall

400m pool swim follow by a 24k challenging bike ride with two uphill drags, with a 5k hilly run, off road

Pos—————————————————Swim T1 Bike T2 Run Total
8 Oliver McDonald ………………07:18….00:42……46:33…..00:28……23:43…1:17:34..4th in category
9 Chris Robinson …………………07:20….00:49……46:25…..00:34……24:11…1:17:56..4th in category
10 Michael Barrett ………………09:01….00:45……44:34…..00:36……24:54…1:18:29..5th in category
16 Phil Lintott-Clarke ………….08:04….01:01……49:15…..00:41……25:45…1:23:04.10th in category
19 Paul Martin……………………..09:53….00:36……50:06…..00:24……26:45…1:26:44..7th in category
27 Paul Durrant……………………08:44….02:10……53:53…..02:09……30:46…1:33:23.15th in category
30 Rebecca Day……………………09:48….02:07….1:00:36…..01:12……27:52…1:38:16..3rd in category
31 Bob Thomas……………………10:44….01:27……53:08…..00:47……34:44…1:38:36.17th in category
36 Nicole Ewer…………………….10:16….01:27….1:04:26…..00:42….. 34:19…1:49:01..1st in category