Still lots going on with strong numbers at our Saturday morning run, several out cycling and of course our ever popular Saturday evening swim
DAVID LLOYD TRIATHLON
Organised by our very own Jason Rae the David Lloyd Triathlon at Durrington was a ‘home race’ with the route well known by Tuffs. There were two races; a super sprint – 200m swim, 12.5k cycle, 2.8k run and a Sprint – 400m swim, 24k cycle, 5.7k run. The supersprint did not go over Long Furlong like the main race but both distances took in the scenic (undulating) Highdown Hill.
All the Tuff’s undertook the longer Sprint race with seven standing by the open air pool ready for their swim. Nikki Gatland had the second fastest swim split of the morning – 6:53 for the 400m and Ollie McDonald the third fastest. Ollie would go on to punch out consistent bike and run splits to finish in 5th position overall in 1:15:24. Next up was Andy Crawford home 7th overall in 1:19, with Steve Feest 8th (1:22) – three in the top ten – excellent. Paul Martin came in 12th overall and then Nikki Gatland in 1:29. This was a superb result as Nikki was the first female overall. Great to see Tony Pearce back racing as a Tuff. Then there was a ‘resting Tuff’ – Andy Moulding taking steps back after injury and good work from Nicole Ewer – 10th female.
A great morning’s work from the Tuff squad and congratulations to Jason on another good event.
ARUN RIVER MARATHON
Three more club members were also out organising events as Chris Ette, Jay McCardle and Danny Cunnett; aka Sussex Trail Events put on their annual Arun River Marathon, another cracking event where their finishers medals link up with others in their marathon run series. Ian and Leigh Moore helped on the aid stations (happy birthday Leigh). Chris Levitt was our sole Tuff runner finishing in 5:35:35 – well done to all
Debbie & Obi
THE MAVERICK INOV-8 ORIGINAL SURREY RACE
After running the Inov-8 Original Sussex Maverick; Debbie Boxall and Obi were back on Saturday for the Original Surrey race. The race centred around Polesden Lacey House near Dorking. This one comprised 10 miles of what Debbie describes as brutal hills but made up for by incredible views. A well organised event and Obi was very proud to receive his second medal.
Worthing Park Run is continuing to grow in popularity as it builds up to its first anniversary at the begining of June. One of those regular attendees is James Oram. Another cracking run this week, just 1 second off his personal best in 21:30. Amanda de Ridder was the 11th female in 24:07. Good to see Olly Sampson launching his Worthing Park run record in 24:51. Meanwhile up at Horsham Park Run Ian Moore was having a canter out to loosen up after his strong Geneva Marathon performance last week