Team Tri Activ were out in force this weekend.
Here on Lanzarote we had a great race on our doorstep – the Tri:122, some using it as practice for upcoming Ironman Lanzarote, some using it as their first ever race!
Despite a niggling injury Jason Wilkes got the best from himself in swim, bike and built his speed into the finish line on the run to win his age group.
Simon Leadbeater had a great race and just needs to continue his training he has been doing to have a very good race at the upcoming Ironman Lanzarote.
Vinny Veness travelled to Lanzarote for a week of training and to race this long distance triathlon. Vinny had good hit out and a reminder of what racing is about. He will be back to Lanzarote for Ironman in just over a months time and today starting on the TriSutto regime!
Anne Jenson came 2nd overall in the long distance triathlon. Unfortunately not having her best week ever as she was ill and in bed with flu for most of the week leading into the race. Anne had travelled specifically to Lanzarote for this race hit out and a week of training, so was desperate not to let the illness stop her. Anne went for a controlled day out and the fitness she has given herself with months of good indoor training showed, with even not being at full health.
Lucy Biddlestone was 4th girl in the long distance race, Lucy is continuing to go from strength to strength and was just what she needed in preparation for her upcoming challenges.
Sandy Robson overcame a difficult 5 weeks after falling heavily at an offroad triathlon. This has been a frustration with Ironman Lanzarote on the horizon as she has not been able to swim or ride outside till just last week. She is one determined lady and finished this long distance triathlon without any problems.
This was Jimmy Radcliffe’s first triathlon and not only did he race it comfortably, he came 12th overall in the Olympic distance race and 2nd in his age group. Jimmy has come into triathlon with a Bang!
15 year-old Marcos Knight signed himself up last minute when his Aquathon race for the Sunday was cancelled. This 1km, 58km, 10km was Marcos’s biggest challenge to date. He finished it and is more experienced and tougher for it. Everyone watch out for Marcos Knight in the coming months and years.
ThankYou James Mitchell Photography for these photos from Tri122.
Finally, Owen Bird got his race season under at the Chilly sprint distance Triathlon in England. Owen came 4th overall so now feels motivated to get more from himself in the coming months while he prepares for Ironman Austria.
Dean Edwards is worth a mention, he was racing the Battlefield Duathlon, 20k/82k/10k. After 20km Running and 75km bike he had to stop due to total disorganisation in a race where signposts were facing both ways on more than one occasion so athletes were coming into T2 from different places. Dean was really disappointed and angry as he takes his sport seriously. I am sure the sign posts at Ironman Texas will be correct Dean.
Congratulations to all our athletes competing this weekend.
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