Ashington Triathlon Mon 4th May 2015

Windy conditions on May Bank Holiday made the outward leg of the bike hard work for all competitors, but given the weather the day before nobody could complain as we didn’t have any rain and the sun came out for those racing later on.

Great for all Ponteland Tri members to be cheered on by two very keen Marshalls on the run route in Tina and Kelly who were helping out on the day.  Thanks to both for all the photo’s and cheers.

Martin led the team home with a great performance only to find out after the finish that a very keen drafting marshall had decided four of the top athletes had been drafting,  not that the road was wide enough for them to stay apart given the traffic.  As a result Martin along with the others had to accept a time penalty which altered the results.

Andy Gowens was an impressive 6th in the M50’s and Sue Heppell a great 5th in the F40’s.

Next triathlon is Alnwick in a couple of weeks for some of the club triathletes participating,  just need to hope for good weather for the event.