What a fantastic turn-out from the club at Ripon . . . with some wonderful results, too.
In the standard distance race, Neil S (2:25:29) just edged Colin T, who finished 323rd in 2:27:05. Next in was club coach Donna, who finished fifth in cat with 2:32:23. There was little time separating Michael G (2:37:10, PB), Jo S (2:39:43), Michelle Mac (2:45:20), Pauline P (2:47:53, 10th in cat), Diane J (2:49:23, PB), Zoe Mac (2:49:53, PB), and Micky B (2:53:13).
Coming in just over the 3hrs mark was Chris L (3:00:50) and following him were Emma (3:05:24), Kelly (3:07:54), John Mac (3:09:29 – having stopped on the bike course), Alan Mac (3:13:01) and Katherine B (3:27:16).
In the sprint race, congratulations to Rachel J, who was first in cat in 1:25:36. We also saw some impressive results from the juniors, notably Daniel Boyer (first in cat), David Smith (second in cat) and Jeremy Roberts.
At the Lakesman Ironman-distance-race, Neil S was delighted to edge under 11 hours in only his second race at this distance, clocking 10:56 for 17th place overall and second in his age group.
Jo S also had a great day, finishing fourth lady in the excellent time of 11:47. Congratulations, too, to Zoe Mac, who came home in 14:04:55 to complete her first Ironman-distance race. All three received great support from club members around the course.
Also well done to John Mac, who finished in 14:43.
At the the Cleveland Short Course race from Ellerton, there was little to choose between Andy S and Mark W, who both put in excellent performances. Andy came home fourth in cat in 2:25:11 and Mark was just seconds behind in 2:26:53.
Garmo was our sole representative in the Leeds Triathlon, coming home in a swift 2:44:00.