Club member Keith McCarthy took on the worlds biggest triathlon on Sunday morning as he traveled down to the capital to compete in the London Triathlon. McCarthy who only took to the sport this year has gone from strength to strength in recent months with the help of the clubs coaches. McCarthy entered the challenging standard distance event which consisted of a 1500 metre swim in the London Docks, a 40K bike and then a further 10K run. With over 13000 triathletes tackling the course the swim was always going to be a bit of a punch up, but McCarthy took no prisoners and was soon out of the water and on his way to tearing it up on the streets of London. With the roads closed to traffic, McCarthy stormed around the course, crossing the line with a new personal best of 2 hours 28 minutes 36 seconds.
Meanwhile Eugene Husband and Gordon Irvine made their way to Staffordshire for the Blithfield Standard Distance Triathlon. It was Husband who crossed the line first for the club as he cruised around the 1500 metre open water swim, 40K bike and 10K run. Husband had the race of his life to finish 10th overall and second in his age category (40-44) with a superb time of 2 hours and 15 minutes. Irvine was not far behind and finished strongly in 17th place with a time of 2 hours 20 minutes 37 seconds.
Maxine Lane and Hayley Brewis left the bikes at home for a change as they competed at the Jelly Legs Aquathon staged at Stowmarket leisure centre. The race which is a new event saw the athletes tackle a 300 metre pool swim and a 5K run. The fast and furious pace saw Lane fly out of the water and around the fast run course to finish first lady overall in a time of 28minutes 10seconds with Brewis not far behind finishing 7th female overall with a time of 32minutes 12seconds.
Sheila Shead traveled to York for a charity 10K run. Shead who is finding her form had a strong run to finish in 1 hour 20 seconds.