SOUTHAMPTON FAST TWITCH TRIATHLON 22 AUG 10
A commendable 13 CWTC members took part in the Soton Tri on Sunday. It all started on a bit of a downer as many members were hoping to compare this year’s time with last years, only to find the organisers had decreased the cycle from 18 miles to 13, although some were actually glad about that!!
The CWTC produced some good results with 5 club member’s picking up awards (See Below):
A few incidents to report (which, let’s face it is what we really want to hear!!!)
Firstly Matt Sturman had two new prospective club members as his son and daughter participated in the race as a birthday present to him, what happened to socks and hankies??
It has become apparent that transition training is still a club need as highlighted by Diana and Tracy having a chat in T1 & T2 respectively, causing Diana to run past her bike and losing some of those pesky seconds!! It was also noted that Persephone nearly lost her cycling shoes on T2, hope they are not scuffed too much!
Chan nearly came off her bike coming out of the Leisure Centre as 1 marshal told her to stop and another told her to go, luckily the result was her foot coming out of her shoes in a mad panic!!
Steve had his new T6 running shoes which apparently made him float over the finish line!! Levitation is a new concept to the club but it could catch on!!
I never knew this but there are cows as well as ponies in the New Forest, a hazard Becci & Steve encountered.
All told the event was enjoyed by all, even though the weather could have been more in tune with the month of August! Wait a minute it was!!! (in the UK)
Finally on the run in I couldn’t help giggling to myself as I knew I had some grouting to do in the afternoon, and visions of the Weetabix advert flashed through my mind!
PS: I finished the grouting Sunday night!
|Steve Hasler||1:04:02||16||2nd Man 45-49|
|Persephone Hagan||1:06:49||31||1st Lady 45-49|
|Matthew Sturman||1:07:55||38||1st Man 60-64|
|Chandra Morton||1:12:29||70||1st Lady 40-44|
|Liz Pillans||1:14:27||86||2nd Lady 40-44|
CWTC Prize Winners (L to R) Steve, Liz, Chan, Persephone & Matt