East Fife Tri Club

Race Report 31st May 2016

A weekend of firsts for several of our members, with some exciting results thrown in too!


It was the Edinburgh Marathon Festival with a range of distances over the course of the weekend.  Adrian Wood and Heidi Orr both completed the half marathon, with Adrian proving he is going from strength to strength with another convincing PB of 1:32:58, and Heidi proudly finishing her first half marathon in 3:40:52.


Tricia Wallace took part in two events over the weekend, the Cairn O Mount Sportive on Saturday which she completed in 2:25, and she then joined the team at the Helix Novice Triathlon in Falkirk.

This was an exciting new event, ideal as a first open water triathlon, with a beautiful run route around the iconic Kelpies.  We had members competing in the adult, youth and junior events, with podium places for our juniors!  In Tristars 1, Craig McFarlane finished 3rd boy in a time of 19.45 and in Tristars 3 Màiri Noble finished 3rd girl in a time of 25.51 both delighted with their successes in their triathlon debuts!  In the novice race, Finlay MacDonald raced in the youth category finishing in 45:23, Tricia Wallace in 47:13 and Samantha MacDonald in 54:13.


In Knockburn, Fleet Feet Triathletes hosted the Scottish Aquathlon Championships, with our very own superstar Jane Askey racing and claiming 1st place in the Super Vintage category and becoming Scottish Champion, again, in the process.



Well done to all!

Race Report 23rd May 2016

Craig Trewartha ran the 2nd of the Skull Mountain Trail race on Tuesday 17th May. He ran the 5.2mile route in 40:07, placing 31/146 and 4th In M40 category.

Marcus Taylor became our first Ironman of 2016 on Saturday 21st May, racing in Lanzarote in the gruelling heat over the challenging 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 mile run course.  After a fantastic swim, he then suffered technical issues that restricted the bike and run, but still achieved a PB performance finishing in 11 hours 20 minutes (58:49-6:08:32-4:03:08) and 45th in his category!

James Logan and Shona Graham raced at Loch Lomand in the Loch LoMan festival on 22nd May.  Shona was racing in the standard distance race in her first ever triathlon having recently completed our Give It A Tri program.  She finished in 4:04:53 (36:17-2:06:34-1:16:20) over a difficult course, despite suffering a knee injury and credit should be given for her determination on such a challenging course.

James was racing in the middle distance race, a warm up to his Ironman debut later this summer.  He finished in 5 hours 50 minutes (30:25-3:10:09-1:58:35).


Superb performances all round, well done everyone!


Race Report, East Fife Triathlon

On the 10th April, we hosted our own triathlon in Cupar, which also doubled as the National students championships.  There were two events; the sprint distance and the novice and we were delighted to have so many of our ‘Give It A Tri’ programme members competing in their first triathlon!  This lottery funded initiative has proved its own success and is something that we will be looking to continue doing in the future. 

Club members who participated in the Sprint race included Eilidh Smyth, who finished first in her category in 1.32.23, Adrian Wood in 1.35.10, Craig Trewartha (a GIAT member in his first triathlon) in 1.35.58, Chris Wallard in 1.41.29, Jennifer MacFarlane in 1.42.40,  Alexander Voss (in his triathlon debut) in 2.01.53 and Jane Askey in 2.19.27 finishing 1st in her category.   The overall winners of the sprint race were Kristof Anheuer and Natalie Milne.


In the novice race our club members who took part were all part of the GIAT programme. Gwen Tivendale finished 2nd in category in 1.04.17, Lyall Constable finished 3rd in his category in 1.06.43, Craig Brown in 1.07.39, Lorraine Brown in 1.11.22, Marianne Berghuis in 1.14.54, Susan Bowie in 1.18.03, Kerry Simpson in 1.20.10, Clara Anderson in 1.20.54, Carole Fraser in 1.21.30, Jan Constable in 1.25.55 and Heidi Orr in 1.54.01.  Very well done to all!



Race Report, April 2016

April has been a busy month at East Fife Tri, with a variety of events!


On 9th April, Marcus Taylor competed in the Red bull Neptune Steps obstacle swim race in Glasgow.  This is a tough aquatic assault course which takes place in the Maryhill Locks, where competitors have to complete a 420-metre sprint upstream as well as climbing over eight locks. Marcus successfully made it through the heats and semis and ultimately finished 16th in the finals.

On 13th April Fife AC hosted the first of their midweek series races from Strathkinness to Blebo Craigs and Craig Trewartha completed in 33.11 coming 16th in category.  On 16th April, Adrian Wood raced in the Norman’s Law 4.7 mile Hill Race, finishing in 42.27 though he might have been quicker if he had not lost his shoe in mud!  Falkland Trail Runners hosted the first in their Skull Mountain Series on 19th April, and Craig Trewartha finished in 30.55 - 6th in category.

On 24th April, Robert Sparks compete in the mini marathon in London – the event is a 5km race for juniors around the country who have qualified from national championship races.  Robert finished 25th overall and 1st Scot, with an outstanding PB of 15.59.  Following that success, he then competed on the 26th April in the Scottish Water National Schools Aquathlon Championships at East Kilbride. He achieved silver in the S3/4 category.

The Kinross Sportive took place on 30th April. Steve MacFarlane, Rebecca Trengove and Sally Newman-Carter completed the red route, which was 68 miles, and finished in 4.22.35, 5.30.15 and 5.26.59 respectively. Chris Wallard, Craig Trewartha, Adrian Wood and Elise Methven all completed the Black route, which was 88 miles. With Elise being one of only 5 women to complete this route.  Their times were 7.25.21, 7.25.21, 7.51.19, 7.25.24 respectively.

The Borders Mountain Bike Festival was held on the 1st May in Selkirk. Scott Urquhart and Steve MacFarlane (following his excellent performance the previous day at the Kinross Sportive) both completed the Selkirk Mountain Bike Raid, a 50km Enduro race, in 4.13.20 and 4.12.47 respectively.


And to round off, the Beaconhurst Aquathlon was held in Stirling on 2nd May. Our Junior members put in outstanding performances, all taking home prizes - Ruby Methven silver, Mairi Noble bronze and Robert Sparks silver.  Very well done all!



Race Report, March 2016

There have been several running events during March that have kept club members busy.

On the 12th March, Fife AC hosted the Cupar 5 Mile Road Race. Adrian Wood finished 59 out of 176 in 32.27, and the following day, Marcus Taylor ran in the Liverpool Half Marathon, achieving a new PB in 1.25.22 and finishing an impressive 144th out of 4788 runners.

On the 20th March Alloa Round Table hosted its increasingly popular Half Marathon.  Adrian Wood and Craig Trewartha both ran, finishing in 1.34.53 and 1.42.18 respectively, with Adrian achieving a new PB in the process.

On the 28th March, junior members Robert Sparks and Jess Bucket raced at the Stirling Duathlon, which was this year’s Scottish Championships.  Robert won the under 16s race in 9.42, becoming the Scottish Champion in the process.  Jess raced in the under 14s, coming 8th in 12.47.


Very well done to all!

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