British Sprint Triathlon Championships held at Dorney Lake on 17 May 2014.

Great to see a select band of club members go to the British Sprint Championships in May to pit their skills against some of the best age-group short course specialists in the country and come away with some medals. Cath Linney continues to show the speed in the water, and on the bike with a quick pair of feet to gain a bronze medal in what is a very competitive age-group amongst the women. Ben Cockburn who often mixes with the elites in Duathlon produced an excellent performance but couldn’t quite make the podium despite using his bike and run strengths. Finishing in 6th place he just ran out of ground to make up the time. Solid performances from Andy Linney who continues to improve and will no doubt get his rewards for his efforts in the not too distance future (Another fall has rendered him out for a few weeks!!) Good to see Marcus Smith putting himself up against the best in what is a very strong age group. Claire Hitchings swam and biked well pulling up for the run to save herself for Sardinia no doubt.

 

So with Cath Linney’s Bronze medal it was going to take some achievement to surpass that. Whilst not wishing to deflect from her magnificent performance I am sure the whole club would like to congratulate John Bacon on his national Bronze medal in the 70-74 age group. 70 plus years young, John is one of our longest serving members and has probably raced more multisport races than the whole club put together. John races regularly across all distances and whilst often shunning the hi-tech world that triathlon has become, works on old school methods, with a smile and steely determination. A solid race throughout brought him the opportunity to stand on the podium.

 

Congratulations to all on excellent performances.

 

FirstName

LastName

Club

Category

Cat Position

Finish Time

Swim

T1

Bike

T2

Run

Catherine

Linney

7Oaks Tri

45-49

3

01:11:18

00:11:59

00:01:31

00:36:24

00:00:48

00:20:34

John

Bacon

7Oaks Tri

70-74

3

01:31:30

00:15:48

00:02:23

00:42:07

00:01:27

00:29:43

Ben

Cockburn

7Oaks Tri

20-24

6

01:02:38

00:11:17

00:01:19

00:32:09

00:00:53

00:16:58

Andrew

Linney

7Oaks Tri

45-49

17

01:07:30

00:13:31

00:01:57

     

Marcus

Smith

7Oaks Tri

40-44

37

01:23:58

00:13:08

00:01:36

00:43:22

00:01:04

00:24:46

Claire

Hitchings

7Oaks Tri

40-44

DNF

DNF

00:12:22

00:01:07

00:35:47

00:00:57

DNR

 

(Dave Willumsen)