Unfortunately Upton Warren is cancelled again tomorrow due to algae. Keep checking the website for updates.
Another Droitwich Triathlon has come and gone, the weather wasn’t so kind this time for a change!but failed to dampen the spirits of the 243 competitors.
Well done to Scott O’Neil who was overall victor and Naomi Forrest for First Female
A full list of results can be found at stuweb.co.uk.
A big thank you to all the club members for their efforts in making the whole day a great success, also raising £800 for St Richards Hospice.
Droitwich Start Times here
Afraid the algae has bloomed again so for precuationary measure no swimming is allowed. Check in again for re-opening dates
Droitwich Triathlon is only a week away. Entries are still open but there are only a small amount of spaces left so get your entry in quickly!
I entered this event as something to aim for after giving birth to my son a year ago. I hoped to be competitive but most of all I wanted to enjoy it as I love racing and have missed it. The event was in Falmouth and involved a 750m sea swim followed by a 5km run around the headland. After some lovely days of sunshine leading up to the event, the weather on race day was awful! Wind, rain and jellyfish made for a really tough swim. Sighting was hard due to the waves and I had quite a shock when I came face to face with a huge barrel jellyfish. I had no idea of my positioning after the swim but headed out on to the hilly run course thinking I had probably put myself out of medal contention. The run was uphill for the first half and I was finding it hard to settle my breathing but I gained on a few people.
After the finish I hung around at the beach cafe trying to warm up however, my husband and I spent most of the time chasing our wild toddler around whilst he roared at other freezing cold triathletes and attempted to steal their cake. So after lots of ‘shall we just go I won’t have won anything’ moments the results were finally announced. To my surprise I had won my category and became National Aquathlon Champion in the 25 – 29 age group.
The lake is open for swimming again as of Weds 15th July. See you in the water!
Congratulations to club junior Jodie Ruane who has been selected to represent the West Midlands at the National Inter-Regional Championships. Jodie only started triathlon last year but has had a very successful year including first place finishes at Sandwell Aquathlon, Wrekin College Aquathlon, Warwick Children’s Triathlon and Barton Marina Triathlon. Jodie competes in the TS2 category (11 – 12 year olds) and we wish her the best of luck for the competition in September.
Still got water quality issues but lots being done on treatment so fingers crossed we will be back soon…
Keep checking for updates