Northumberland Triathlon Sun 7th June

Sunday 7th June in Ladywell lake hosted the Northumberland Triathlon which is organised by VO2Maxaracing events.  As usual they put on a fantastic event, very well organised and marshalled.  Saturday was extremely windy, so Sunday didn’t seem so bad but in reality was still fairly windy to be swimming in the lake and cycling with a side wind.

The club had 3 participants and a team entry in the Standard distance and 7 entrants in the sprint tri.  Great to see Richard and Kevin back to competition in their first event of the year.  Pictured here before and then after the race.  Perhaps looking a little more relaxed after they had finished than before…..

The water was certainly rough and Mark Kelly was keen to see some of the fast standard guys on the rugby pitch instead of in a lake as they had “swam over him”  when they caught up the sprint distance swimmers.

Fantastic performance and well done to finish to husband and wife team Mark and Tina for finishing and for Mark running extra distance to keep Tina company at the end of the run.

Sue completed her first standard distance event,  and maybe even a convert to the longer distance.  Danny and Dave were both warming up for half ironman distances in the near future.  Great to see Danny completing as it’s not long since surgery so the return to fitness is great to see.

John wasn’t well last week but facebook proved it’s worth and the others talked him into it on Saturday evening.  Finally well done to Steve, Dave and Sue for great times in the standard distance on a challenging daty.

Final picture from the day is some of the club members enjoying the atmosphere and sunshine as the event finished.  Awards were being made whilst the final competitors were finishing and it was great to hear the cheers and encouragement that was given to these athletes.