Race Report 30th April 2017

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Lichfield BRAT Triathlon – Sunday 30th April

This is a early season Sprint Triathlon which is held at the Friary Grange Leisure and is ideal for beginners as well as the more experienced triathlete looking for an early season race where they can set a fast time.

The Swim is a 400M swim in a 25M indoor pool where you will need to complete 16 lengths.

The Bike course takes you out and back on flat, quiet roads through scenic Staffordshire villages with thatch cottages and village squares, and is perfect for both novices and experienced athletes alike, and returns within sight of the famous 3 spires of Lichfield Cathedral. 20km in total.

The Run is within the closed grounds of Friary Grange, again within sight of the 3 Spires of the Cathedral and involves laps .It is flat and mainly on grass, so again perfect for the novice or the experienced athlete looking for a personal best. 5km in total

We had a large number of the club compete in this Triathlon and results are as follows (2 in the top ten)


Kurt Hatwell finished 3rd overall with a great time of 55:57

Martin Hollamby finished 8th overall with a time of 58:18

Anthony Cox finished 22nd with a time of 1:01:40

Steven Hale 30th with a time of 1:03:19

Adam Phillips 31st with a time of 1:03:47

Rex Walsh 45th with a great time of 1:05:46 – this was his first Triathlon with a great result

Matt Smith 60th with a time of 1:07:56 – new PB

Tim Gould 68th with a time of 1:09:10

Andy Lewis 84th with a time of 1:11:42

Neil Waugh 87th with a time of 1:11:54

Richard Buchanan 91st with a new PB of 1:12:09

Matthew Braddish 98th with a time of 1:12:55

Nick Whiffin 110th with a time of 1:13:54 – New PB

Laura Butlin 112th with a time of 1:14:05

Stu Smith 116th with a time of 1:19:33

Emma Billing 193rd with a time of 1:24:54

George Hope 213th with a time of 1:28:05 – new PB

Steve Broadrick 216th with a time of 1:28:17

Jay Whitehouse 225th with a great time of 1:30:36 – this was Jay’s very first Triathlon and was a great result


Simply Health Great Birmingham 10k- Sunday 30th April


Starting on Jennens Rd, close to Millennium Point and Thinktank, the route heads downhill, through Digbeth before heading out along Pershore Road to the furthest turn point at Cannon Hill Park. The route winds through the park and then crosses the road to Edgbaston Cricket Ground where the route takes in a lap of the stadium. After returning back along Pershore Rd the route passes Selfridges and the Bullring Shopping Centre before a short uphill section back to Jennens Rd. The final fast and flat section is downhill to the finish line on Curzon St, outside of Millennium Point.

We had one of our team members take part in this race


Lee Talbot finished with a time of 57:08


Tour of Ayrshire Cycling Festival – Gran Fondo Race – Sunday 30TH April

The Tour of Ayrshire, which includes the Marmotte Ècosse Gran Fondo, is a prestigious cycling festival event which will take place over closed roads and it is expected to attract up to 3000 cyclists of all abilities.It is one of 19 events worldwide that make up the UCI Gran Fondo World Series. The event comprises of a Time Trial (18.7km), Team Time Trial (18.7km) and a Gran Fondo (112.6km). This is the first time a Marmotte event has been held outside mainland Europe


Robin Canning took part in this event and the conditions were tough (50 mile headwind)

He completed the course in 4:24:45 with a max elevation of 806 ft, which overall was a great effort from Robin.

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