Fleetwood Triathlon ... Winter is Coming!
The Fleetwood Tri on the 12th September was a little wet and windy to say the least and there was certainly an advantage for those setting off earlier in the day.
It was great to see Rossall Triathlon Club represented by so many members:
Lauren Brook - FJ - 01:10:12
Richard Addison - MS - 01:11:14
John Sweeney - MV - 01:12:47
Lesley Gray - FV - 01:13:13
Andy Overing - MV - 01:14:16
Christine Brook - FV - 01:14:49
Mark Doherty - MV - 01:14:57
Nigel Brook - MSV - 01:22:54
David Holt - MS - 01:23:52
Kevin Jackson - MV - 01:27:23
Ethan Davis - MJ - 01:41:08
The local Fleetwood Gazette reported:
“The annual endurance test that is the Fleetwood Triathlon was made all the more gruelling by torrential rain. The terrible conditions made the fast times recorded for the 400m swim, 20k bike ride and 5km run all the more remarkable. The hardy competitors began with the swim at the YMCA pool on the Esplanade and proceeded to get even wetter as they ventured outdoors to hop on their bikes. The race winner was Duncan Anderson of Tri-Preston, who broke the hour barrier with a combined time of 59.55, which broke down as 5.24 for the swim, 36.51 for the bike ride and 17.39 run the run. Second was Dave Marsh of Peak XV in 61mins exactly. Third and first veteran was the unattached Martin Coulthurst, also in 61mins. First lady was Lauren Brook of Rossall Triathlon Club in 70.12 for 31st place overall. Just 24 seconds behind in second with Rhianna Parkinson of Salford Cycling Club, with Georgina Milner-Day olf Marple Swimming Club third in 71.59. Caroline Betmead of Blackpool Wyre and Fylde AC had to settle for 10th place in the women’s race and 71st overall in 1.15.08 but this was enough to see her crowned Fylde Tri-logy women’s champion for 2017. The Fleetwood race is the last in a series of three on the Fylde coast, following the Ribby Hall and St Annes events."