Great to see 13 club members enjoying the Go-Tri last night, despite the rain and wind. Well done to all, great mix of experienced triathletes and beginners and everyone looked to have fun. Transition was a touch crowded with 64 participants but the smooth organisation of our volunteer marshalls in the pool soon had the event underway. At one point we had swimmers and bikes arriving in transition, whilst bikes and runners were leaving. The marshalling between the transition and the car park was a little hectic for a short period. Classic error of the day was one of our own Ponteland Tri members about to run out of transition with his bike but without any shoes on. He’d put his towel over his bike shoes to ensure they didn’t get wet and then forgot them. A friendly shout from a marshall of “Shoes” helped him remember. I’ll not embarrass Paul by naming him….
The weather was really badly timed producing some heavy rain whilst many were heading down the fast part of the bike leg from High Callerton, but everyone was considerate of the rain and we didn’t have any incidents. The marshalls all seemed to enjoy the event as much as the participants so a great evening was had by all.
I hope everyone is back next year when we plan to run another set of Go-Tri’s using the same format and routes so you can compare results.
Below is a link to download excel spreadsheet of the results, including category positions.