Race Report from Mark Kelly…. Continue reading
Race report from Josh and Megan Kelly Continue reading
Well we had an absolutely fantastic turnout last night for our last Go Tri of the year. We were sold out with 70 participants registered to take part and actually had 65 participants on the night, a record for us. We had to make transition a bit bigger to accommodate the extra bikes!
The weather was perfect; sunshine, not a lot of wind and 16C, you couldn’t ask for better conditions. We had a lot of first time triathletes again last night, 22 according to my list and I apologise for not mentioning you all in our race briefing. With us at full capacity, I was a bit short of time as I had to get you started as near to 19:05 as I could. Well done to all our novices, I know there were quite a few nerves before the event but you all did brilliantly. the feedback I got from several of you was that you loved it!
Another thing I forgot to mention last night was to thank our brilliant marshals without whom these events could not take place. I know you will all join me in giving them a massive (virtual) round of aplause for their support of these events. Well done all marshals, you were fantastic!!!
Here are the results from last night, well done to allparticipants.
Lastly, some of you got an extra little treat in your goody bags for some extra special effort, smiles, encouragement etc so well done you if you got a bag of sweets
That’s the last of our events for this year but we will be back in 2018 for more Go Tri’s.
A full race report from Abby and Lesley about the 2017 edition of Ponteland Tri.
Well it was inevitable at some point in time that our good luck with the weather for Go Tri’s was going to change and it certainly did last night. The forecast was for heavy rain and 16mph northerly wind and 11C, not what you’d expect for mid summer, more like winter! With that forecast we had a lot of no shows which was no surprise however, we still had 26 participants and plenty of marshals to cheer and encourage people on.
It seems like a long time since we decided that we should organise a club cost-2-coast ride, but that’s due to the popularity of the route over the long days in June requiring early booking. So in Sept 2016 there was a flurry of emails, some deposits paid, transport and hotels booked and then we all forgot about it for a while……until last weekend.