Jim Prendergast competed at IRONMAN Switzerland with a time of 12:42:56. Jim dug deep to get round the run after rolling his ankle 3k into the run. He also took part in the ITU World Triathlon Finals in Rotterdam, coming 45th overall with a time of 2:18:48. An impressive result from Jim in a large wave and an excellent time in his IRONMAN focused season.
Nigel Turner finished IRONMAN Bolton with a time of 13:37:33. Nigel took on a number of races close together this season and this wasn’t his only IRONMAN. A great performance. Another IRONMAN event for Nigel was IM Wales which he finished in a time of 14:08:17. In dreadful conditions and on one of the toughest IM courses, he recorded a fine time. Only one week after IM Wales Nigel took on Weymouth 70.3 and somehow still sped round the course to post a fast time of 5:27:41. Time for a rest after a long hard season!
Peter Haigh took on Breca Buttermere, finishing in a time of 9:47:00. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Breca races, this race comprises of a team of two who take on 6k of lake swimming and 38k of trail running over 17 legs, including 1900m of vertical ascent! Peter came home strong still in his pair. Great performance.
All coached by Mike Redshaw
Nicola Pitcher Finished IRONMAN UK in a time of 15:55:00. A strong effort from Nicola.
Ian Mitchell took on the Outlaw Triathlon, with an overall time of 11:01:26. A solid performance.
Barney Gray completed Swanage Standard Distance Tri in 2:27:00. Still posting fast times in a busy season. He also took on IRONMAN Wales with a time of 11:52:00. Another great result on this notoriously tough course.
All coached by Liz Scott
Nora Holford took on the Cowman Middle Distance Tri, completing in a time of 6:13:42. On an undulating course Nora put in yet another robust performance. She also achieved a personal best at Witney 10 miler, with a time of 1:26:18. A very hilly course and at the end of a hard season.
Coached by Andrea Whitcombe
Paul Ribbons completed Hever Castle Olympic Distance in an overall time of 3:45:29 and commented that the course was tougher than he imagined, particularly the run.
Amanda King also competed at Hever, taking on The Gauntlet. Her swim and bike went pretty much to plan but she managed to develop a swollen ankle which caused a lot of pain, particularly on the run, which meant the run did not go as well as she had hoped. She also commented that it was a very tough course and she was pleased to have completed it in a time of 8:09:19.
Deborah Hope took part in the Woburn Abbey Sprint Triathlon, taking 3rd place in the age group with a time of 1:28:32.
Jennifer Millett smashed the Cotswold Classic Middle Distance Triathlon in 4:54:59, giving her a 2nd place AG position and 11th overall. She described the race conditions as perfect and commented that it was a great, fast, flat race, giving her a PB for the course.
Kathy Walker took part in the Super Sprint (400 metre swim, 23 kilometre cycle, 4 kilometre run) at Castle Howard, back in July, which she described as hilly! She felt there was a lot more up than down, but the swim was good apart from a long run to the transition area. Overall time 1:41:58.