East Fife Tri Club

Race report 8th August

A few alternative events in recent weeks!

At the end of July, Chris Wallard and Sally Newman-Carter travelled to London participate in Ride London on 31st July, which is a 100 mile sportive, billed as the London Marathon on wheels and sees over 26,000 cyclists ride the course.  This is its 4th year and is a legacy of the 2012 Olympics which contributed to the growth in cycling in the UK. Sally was fortunate not to have her ride disrupted and completed in 5:31:48 beating her PB by 5 mins. Chris, however, was delayed by an hour and a half when he was caught behind a serious crash which caused thousands of cyclists to be at standstill and then diverted through an alternative route.  His official finish time was 7:31:12.

On the 6th August, Adrian Wood took part in the Elie Triathlon, a relaxed local event comprising a 600m Swim, 29km Bike and 6km run. Adrian came 13th completing in 1.40.28.

The following day in Aviemore, the Scottish Championship Cross triathlon race was held at Badaguish in very windy conditions, making the swim very challenging in choppy water.  Fiona Lothian hoped to repeat her success from last year and defend her Championship title.  We are delighted to report that she did indeed finish 1st in her category in 2:43:11 and became female super vet Scottish Champion two years running!

A shorter version of this race is held the same day and Neil Pirie and Mark Snowden both raced and finished 9th and 10th in their categories in 1:21:34 and 1:30:43 respectively.

On the same day, battling the same windy conditions, Rebecca Trengove completed the Tour o’ the Borders sportive from Peebles, following a 120km route taking in 5 climbs, two of which particularly big and with gradients of 20%. Gusts of over 40mph made for a challenging and often dangerous environment.  Nevertheless Rebecca enjoyed the event and finished in 4:53:53.

Well done to all!

 

 

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