Sunday 13th July started with some heavy rain making the early start for the 16 Ponteland Tri members a bit wet whilst setting out their transition. The event saw nearly 300 entrants enjoy Triathlon at our usual venue of Ponteland Sports Center. Many were experiencing their first triathlon, and many of our own club members doing their first triathlon which is excellent to see for the club.
Full results are on the Ponteland Triathlon website here. We had three club members received awards in the presentations with Martin Hallissey 2nd overall, Sue Heppell 3rd Ladies Vet and Paul Armstrong 3rd Mens SuperVet. Paul wasn’t around to collect his award, obviously not recognising how well he had performed in the age category.
Ten minutes after Martin had finished competition in the club hotted up with Mattty, Joe and Chris all finishing within a minute of each other, we’ll have to watch out once Joe can swim the whole distance, then we had another 8 athletes in under the 1:20 mark which are all great performances. The new tri-suits looked great and served as a good advert for the club. A number of people asked about the club in Ponteland and when/where we trained. There are still other pool-based sprint triathlons available this season as well as open-water events so hopefully the club will continue to see results.
Ponteland Tri Club results shown below.