The girls make a comeback!

So I had thought the boys might finish one up on the girls after the Cotswolds Middle Distance Triathlon. I should have known better! Kath Brasier, Amanda Wilmer and Gail Wilkinson took on Challenge Weymouth and the Weymouth Half over the weekend. Kath Brasier won her age group in 11:40:31. That was Kath’s first outing over the Ironman distance. An awesome effort to win her age group by just under 20mins on the first attempt!

Amanda and Gail were using the Weymouth Half event as race specific preparation for Ironman Mallorca next weekend and the Ironman World Championships on October 11th. Both were second in their respective age groups with Amanda 12th overall in 5:22:51 and Gail 8th overall in 5:15:34. Fantastic results by both in testing conditions with choppy seas and strong winds on race day.

Here is a little action from the recent 70.3 World Championships…

We also had the North Norfolk Triathlon last weekend. It looked like Nathan Dytor was going to be crowned LFTC olympic distance club champion as he took a lead of just over 2mins into the run with Joe Dale in hot pursuit. Joe ran a very respectable 37:25 in the sand to take the win in 2:09:45 (10th overall) with Nathan coming in less than 30 seconds behind in 2:10:12 (12th overall). Jonny Pollard was 3rd across the line from LFTC in 2:11:33 having posted the fasted swim time of the LFTC boys on the day. Scott Millar had the fastest bike time on the day of 1:05:40 narrowly edging out Nathan in 1:05:47. Joe Dale posted the fasted run.

Becky Goldie took line honours for LFTC in the girls’ competition with a 2:35:00 taking 5th in her age group. Judith Crichton (3rd in age group) and Abigail Swales (6th in age group) were second and third across the line for LFTC in 2:38:20 and 2:39:18 repectively. Judith had the fastest swim time of the girls (and second fastest from LFTC) with a 21:36 and the fastest bike time with a 1:18:50. Abigail Swales posted the fastest run split with a 48:27.

LFTC retain the interclub challenge shield for another year! Next year I promise not to go on holiday and leave it locked in my flat. Sorry!

All the best to our Ironman athletes, Amanda Wilmer, Nathan Dytor and Rohan Byles heading to Mallorca this weekend. We will be tracking you all the way to the finish line on Saturday. Give it heaps, team!

Remember the LFTC Aquathlon, doubling as our club aquathlon championships and also part of the London League, is fast approaching. It would be great to see everyone either competing or helping out on the day. See you at training this week. I am not around on Tuesday so check the club calendar for session details. Cheers, Tim (LFTC Coach).