The British age group championships were recently held in Leeds and Nottingham over the olympic and sprint distances respectively.
First up were the olympic distance championships in Leeds, where Will Russell managed to take 3rd place in the 25-29 age group and Ed Buckley came 5th in the 45-49 age group.
The next weekend it was the sprint distance championships in Nottingham. Ed Buckley improved on his position from the previous week to take home the silver medal in his age group, and Austin Hall battled hard for 6th place in a tough 20-24 age group.
The London league series is just past the half-way mark now and the club is well placed in the latest team standings – 2nd in the women’s, mixed and mob match and 4th in the men’s.
In the individual events Kate Brook and Chris Scott are the stand out performers so far, currently in 1st place in their age groups. There are plenty of other turbos well placed and a couple of good results can make a big difference! Latest standings can be found here
The Olympic distance championships were contested at the Royal Windsor triathlon on 16th June, where conditions were again not exactly summer-like! A heavy downpour mid-morning particularly affected the later starters who were out on the bike course at the time, but thankfully everyone managed to remain upright and make it to the finish.
Another strong turnout saw 20 turbos contesting the club championships with Will Russell (2:05.59) coming out on top in the men’s race, followed by Ian Shaw (2:19.42) and Nathan Wilson (2:20.12) in a close battle for the podium places. In the Ladies race Rachael Weager (3:00.28) came out on top with Gail Edmans (3:14.16) taking second place.
There was a strong Thames Turbo showing at the 70.3 event in Mallorca at the beginning of May as Corin Margetson, Suzanne Margetson, Karen Powell, Nick Cox, Naomi Reed, Steph Atkinson, Carl McInerney, Michaela Fogden and David Baker headed out in search of warmer weather! By all accounts the trip was a success with some superb performances and strong team spirit!
Another successful Race Series Event – Our own sprint triathlon on the early May bank holiday presented the first opportunity to register a time for the sprint triathlon title and no less than 19 turbos turned out on what was an unseasonably chilly morning! Will Russell (1:00.32) and Julia Snaith (1:13.56) registered the top male/female club performances respectively but could well be bettered at the second race in August so it is all still to play for. Next Race is on Monday 26th August 2019
Exciting news for the 2019 season! Our Junior Aquathlon is back, and we have a new home.
We are returning to our old venue, Lady Eleanor Holles School, which has had a major refurb, with better changing and toilet facilities (no more portaloos), on-site catering inside, and a viewing gallery so parents can watch their kids racing in the pool. There is plenty of parking in a private location and more space than at our previous venue.
We are happy to announce as well that we are back in the London Region Junior League.
REGISTRATION: OPEN 10AM-11AM
RACE BRIEFING 11:00AM
FIRST WAVE : 11:15AM, STARTING WITH TRISTARTS, T2,T3, T1, YOUTH & JUNIORS
We also plan to reinstate the Schools Prize; the school with the best 5 results will be allocated a trophy. To encourage this we are offering schools a free place with every 5 paid entries.
For More Information check out the race series page here