Kate Harman came back to Triathlon with a vengeance at this weekends’ HaverTri in Haverhill. 2010 saw Harman sustain an injury which put a stop to her competing for the past four years. Getting back into the swim of it, Harman took to the pool for the 400 meters in a modest approach. Exiting in 7 minutes 49 seconds, Harman was onto the bike leg after a swift 49 second transition. Fellow club members were chasing the fresh legged Harman out of the pool, Gillie Green (11:20), Pearl Fay (11:56), Sheila Shead (12:34).
After just two minutes on two wheels, Harman was the leading lady. Thriving in the competition, Harman maintained the lead through the 20km bike section coming in at 00:46:46. It was wheel to wheel between Fay and Shead with Fay coming off the bike 00:57:04 and Shead hot on her wheels in 00:58:13. Green came in at 01:05:11 after unfortunately taking a wrong turn costing her approximately four minutes. But with another swift transition for Harman, our returning triathlete was out on the 5km run. Suffering from stitch in the first 1km, Harman pushed on but unfortunately was overtaken by two ladies. Despite not being able to settle into the distances, Harman made an incredible comeback with a finishing time of 01:26:58 seconds, securing 3rd lady and 9th competitor overall. The tracking trio came in on form within their age category (51+) Shead at 01:49:44 coming 2nd , Fay 01:50:38 (3rd ) and Green 01:57:51 (5th).
Ollie Trent also took on Havertri Super Sprint (200m swim, 8km bike, 2.4km run), performing exceptionally well securing 1st place in a time of 36 minutes 57 seconds.
Ian Storey was the only NCTC member to take on the Sprint+ which consisted of 600m swim, 40km bike, 10km run. Coming 3rd in his age category, Storey finished in a very respectable 03:17:51sec.