Total Racing Internation run the triathlon with which we share a name, so it’s no surprise that with it being local we have a good attendance at the event. It was great to see a couple of club members picking this as their first triathlon and really enjoying the event and the opportunity to compete alongside many of the experienced club triathletes.
Sunday 7th August was windy, so not the best day to be racing out on the bike leg of a triathlon up Limestone Lane. This didn’t deter the 17 Ponteland Tri members who all participated despite the conditions. We heard on the day that the percentage of participants who didn’t turn up was much higher than normal, which must have been due to the wind. Apologies to Tony and Rob who we couldn’t find for the team photo opportunity at the end. Special mention to Elaine Stroud and John McGargill, with ladies vets 2nd place and male supervets 2nd place. It is a surprise to see how strong the male vets field is now with Mark Turnbull coming 8th overall and 5th in the Vets. You’d expect 8th overall to win a vets prize but triathlon is very highly contested in the vets/supervets categories.
Results below, although I am missing Rob’s results as couldn’t see them on Resultsbase.