Ashington Sprint Triathlon Monday 1st May 2017

The forecast was windy, and easterly instead of the normal prevailing westerley. But at least the sun came out and the morning got warmer.  Ponteland Tri had 16 entered in Ashington and on the day we had 11 finishers, but some really fantastic results.  The club had Ladies Senior 2nd place for Lyndsey Curry, Ladies V60 3rd place for viv Ferrier and Mens V60 3rd place for Tony Prince so a great result for the club.

Before the race the event organisers had a race briefing explaining the route, and they also posted maps of the routes, and they had marshalls and signs at all turns, however Mark Turnbull managed to go flying straight on at the miners roundabout before realising the race had got really quiet all of a sudden and he turned back. Given the detour Mark’s bike time is very impressive given his added additional distance.

It’s worth giving a mention to Mr & Mrs Kelly both with great times and big improvements on their finish times from last year. Obviously all this training pays dividends.

Another great event hosted by Tri Northumberland, hopefully we’ll all be back next year with at least two club members I know of moving up an age category so podium places may be within grasp……




Results for all club members below.