QE2 Triathlon – Saturday 18th July

In an attempt to complete five triathlons in five weeks, Mark Kelly attended the QE2 Triathlon at Woodhorn Museum with Andrew Gowens and Kelly Hymer being the other representatives of Ponteland Tri. It did take a bit of cajoling from Tina when Mark got up at 6AM to be confronted by rain and high winds. The weather did improve dramatically on the short drive to Ashington and the lake was like a hot bath in comparison to the sea swim training the Kelly’s have undertaken at Tynemouth. The race was in two waves with the men being set of first, closely followed by the ladies 5 minutes later. Overall it was a very nice race (if a bit longer than the usual sprints at 750m swim, 24km ride and 6.4km run), the swim was straight forward, the bike was scenic if a bit windy and the run twice round the lake was again very scenic. Next up is the Castles Tri at Bambourgh Castle with several Ponteland Tri members intending to compete this Saturday 25th July.

Results as follows