A big thank you to everyone who turned up for our first Lido race of the summer. Plenty turned up to participate in the Aquathlon, more turned up for the barbecue and others turned up to cheer, so overall there were 50 present. After some changeable weather it proved to be a nice sunny evening with everyone outside until late in the evening as Tiff & Jon toiled over the barbecue and Catharine brought along her tasty salads.
First up was the Aquathlon and it was nice to enable runners and swimmers to take part so we had 29 racing. 400m swim and 5k run & relay. What was particularly pleasing was to see some of our newer members, and also thanks to Myrid Ramsay & Jo Baldwin who have been coming along to our training who entered to see what a Tuff multisport event was about.
The key was participation rather than out and out racing with everyone receiving a bit of bling upon crossing the line. Further up the field it didn’t stop some impressive performances – Either that or some were in a hurry to get back for the barbecue! It was however all very civilised, as Joe Pascoe & Ollie McDonald stopped at the end of the pool and had a discussion as to whether they had completed enough laps; looking at the stopwatch it was clear there was a further two to go so off they went. This little interlude didn’t stop them crossing the line with Joe as 1st overall and Ollie’s impressive season continuing, finishing 2nd. Tom Goddard punched out the fastest swim split and raced home in 3rd place. Andy Crawford and Matt Whittaker were next and then Nikki Gatland was our first lady home with her great split times.
Whilst this event has built to be one of the Tuff social events of the year, several people asked for their times and so these are shown below.
Thanks to Anthony Towers who took the camera and there is a bumper album to view. Click on the photo below to view the album (please feel able to use any of these if you like)
Swim Run Total Joe Pascoe 06:20 18:28 24:48:00 Ollie McDonald 06:19 18:55 25:14:00 Tom Goddard 05:31 20:28 25:59:00 Andy Crawford 07:52 19:39 27:31:00 Matt Whittaker 07:10 20:40 27:50:00 Nikki Gatland 05:43 22:45 28:28:00 Pete Littleboy 07:29 21:33 29:02:00 Paul Howie 05:45 23:48 29:33:00 Paul Atkinson 07:50 22:30 30:20:00 Andy Heath 07:05 23:50 30:55:00 Becky Lintott-Clarke 08:12 22:46 30:58:00 Andy Vincent 06:46 24:12:00 30:58:00 Adrian Oliver 07:04 26:31:00 33:35:00 Antony Oliver 08:45 25:13:00 33:58:00 Jo Baldwin 09:00 26:16:00 35:16:00 Sharon Tidmarsh 10:05 25:34:00 35:39:00 Myrid Ramsay 10:58 25:50:00 36:48:00 Cathy Oliver 09:59 30:00:00 39:59:00 Jenny Oliver 08:57 32:10:00 41:07:00 Lucy Cardus 08:50 33:12:00 42:02:00 Chris Evans 08:10 35:50:00 44:00:00 Elaine Rousseau 11:20 38:39:00 49:59:00 Relay & Run Wendy Frost 08:43 ) Tim McGrath 21:58 ) 30:42:00 Ellie Crawford 10:29 ) Stuart Harvey 21:23 ) 31:52:00 Nicole Ewer 08:44 ) Bec Day 23:22 ) 32:06:00 Michael Redgrave 24:27:00 24:27:00
DON’T FORGET : Tuff Fitty’s Lido Race 2 is booked. For a change we have a Sunday evening and we hope people would like to come to that for another good Tuff turnout- the date is Sunday 29th July 7pm. Whilst it is great to see everyone, we do need to know numbers in advance to ensure we can cater for sufficient hungry Tuffs.
Finally there are still three items of lost property, including a Tuff mens tri suit. If you are missing anything, let Clive Harvey know so it can be returned.