AYCLIFFE TRI Club Race Report no3

We have a bumper packed report for you this time, with different disciplines being covered by our club members. Three events were attended on the 4th of June. In the heart of the East Riding of Yorkshire, Nicola Darragh competed in the Allerthorpe Sprint Triathlon, finishing the race in a time of 1:19:16, 5th in her age group, 84th overall, while at Druridge Bay, Alan and Anne Kellet took on the Northumberland Sprint Triathlon for the first time, Alan crossing the finish line in a time of 1:31:59, 5th in his age group, 123rd overall and Anne in a time of 1:50:35, 13th in her age group, 199th overall. In Cleveland, seven of our club members raced in the Hartlepool Big Lime Aquathlon. Dan Halladay was first home for the team in a time of 29:21, just missing out on winning the race outright by coming in a brilliant 2nd. Next cross the line was Stuart Rimmer in a time of 37:15, 15th overall. In 21st position was Austin Donoghue in a time of 37:15 and just behind him in 22nd position was Jez Ladbury, finishing 43 seconds later in a time of 37:58. Mick Casey finished a commendable 28th, in a time of 39:41, with Jim Wilson two places later in a time of 42:17, 38th overall. Our only lady on the day was Tracey Warrior, 40th overall, in a time of 45:48.

And if that wasn’t enough for Dan Hallady and Nicola Darragh, both of them raced the following weekend in the Cleveland Short Course Triathlon on the 10th of June. Dan bettered himself this time by exiting the water in first place (he was second out of the water at Hartlepool) to finish the race in 14th position overall, in a time of 2:09:56, 8th in his age group. Nicola improved on her 5th age group placing from Allerthorpe by finishing 3rd in her age group in a time of 2:46:44, 96th overall.

Finally, competing over the same course as the elite world triathletes, Tracey Warrior and Graham Atkins made the trip to Leeds to enter their respective distances, Tracey in the Sprint Triathlon and Graham in the British Championships Standard Distance Triathlon. Tracey finished the race in a respectable 12th in her age group, in a time of 1:57:37 while Graham crossed the line 9th in his age group, 12th overall.

Submitted by Martin Sedgwick