Don’t forget the last Weds eve. swim session is this week (2nd Sept) and the last Saturday AM session is on the 5th Sept.
There was good representation from the club at the Bredon Triathlon today. Congratulations to all club members that competed.
Christopher Ricketts: 18th open male. 52nd overall. 1hr 25:42
Duncan Jubb: 11th male supervet. 73rd overall. 1hr 28:07
Ellen Hemsworth: 7th open female. 74th overall. 1hr 28:12
Gill Jubb: 2nd female supervet. 83rd overall. 1hr 30:29
Ros Townsend-Hope: 5th female supervet. 98th overall. 1hr 32:47
Catherine Kelly: 19th open female. 137th overall. 1hr 39:04
Open water swimming is back on tomorrow at Upton Warren.
Unfortunately Upton Warren will be cancelled until further notice. Hopefully the green algae will clear soon and when it does we will update you all.
The Great Britain first and second youth women’s teams enjoyed great success at the European Youth Relay Championships last Sunday 26 July.
In temperatures of around 30 degrees each of the three team members first completed a 300m swim in the crystal clear waters of Banyoles Lake, the setting for the 1992 Olympic rowing events. Then followed a 6.6km cycle leg around the lake and then a 1.6km run plus an additional 400m finish straight on the third leg.
Fourteen teams from 10 countries competed and the relatively unknown but very strong and consistent Russian team emerged as clear victors with a total time of 01:07:32. GBR 1 having lead after the first leg finished second in 01:08:20 with France third in 01:08:37.
The GBR 2 team which included Worcester Tri Club’s Nixie Turner finished seventh in 01:10:00, only 13 seconds separating them from fifth placed Spain. They finished ahead of the first teams of Portugal, Hungary, Ukraine and Sweden and all of the other second teams (Ukraine, Spain and Portugal), demonstrating the current strength and depth in British female youth and junior triathlon.
Nixie took the third and final leg and completed the course in an individual time of 23.47 – the sixth fastest third leg time. However her bike time of 10:19 was the fifth fastest of all the 42 competitors.
The GBR 1 youth men’s team went one better, winning their event in 01:00:05 with Spain second and Portugal third. The youth men’s GBR 2 team did not finish.
To cap off a fine day for British Triathlon the GBR U23 mixed relay team (which included female youth Issy Morris) came a close second to Italy in their event.
Green algae still a problem. Keep checking the website for updates about Saturday.