Race Reports- September & October 2018

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The last few months have seen the long 2018 summer start to come to an end and replaced by the more traditional British wind and rain. Despite this September and October have still been a busy few months of racing with members achieving great results across the UK.

Thanks to Simon Jarman for his service as press officer over the last several years. We all appreciate his efforts in getting these reports compiled, written, out to paper & onto the website each week.

It great to hear what everyone in the club has been up to race-wise, so to ensure your race results are included in the next update please don’t forget to post details in the Titan’s Facebook Group or message Ryan directly.

 

Titan Triathlon Club Race Results September & October 2018

The Superfeet Sandman 2018 – Triathlon-  Sunday 23rd September 2018
With over 1,200 triathletes taking part, The Superfeet Sandman race venue is the incredible Newborough Forest, with the start and finish set in an exclusive area within the 700ha woods adjacent to the world famous Llanddwyn Beach.

Andrea Cooper – 4:00:11 (Sandman Classic- Swim: 1,000 metres, Bike: 60 km, Run: 10 km)
Chris Stilgoe – 5:16:26 (Sandman Legend- Swim: 1,900 metres, Bike: 93 km, Run: 20 km) – 5th in Age Group (40-49) And 17th overall!

 

Ironman 70.3 Weymouth 2018 – Triathlon – Sunday 23rd September 2018
IRONMAN 70.3 Weymouth brought thousands of athletes (and some horrendous British weather) to England’s South Coast in September for the ultimate one-day test of endurance.

Paul Casey- 7:28:40

 

Lost Lad Fell Race- 9mile Trail race – Saturday 29th September 2018
Lost Lad is a 8.5 mile fell race with 1981ft of elevation. Starting from the iconic dam wall at Fairholmes, the route heads out onto the shores of the Derwent reservoirs leading towards the climb up Abbey Bank, a lung busting accent to the highest part of the course Back Tor.

From there the runners traversed the upper edges of the Derwent valley passing some fantastic rock formations on route, before an exhilarating decent back to the finish.

Stuart Mann – 1:29

 

Chester Marathon 2018 – Run – Sunday 7th October 2018
Previously voted the best UK Marathon by Runners World Magazine this fast marathon course passed all of Chester’s iconic landmarks (Roman Walls, Cathedral, Medieval Rows, Eastgate Clock, Amphitheatre) before heading out to the stunning Cheshire and North Wales countryside and villages; returning alongside the River Dee for a unforgettable finish at the Racecourse.

Maggi Savin-Baden -4:56:27

 

Tamworth 10k 2018 – Run – Sunday 7th October 2018
Starting in the Tamworth Castle, this two lap course weaved its way through the Castle grounds and out into the town, following the canal to Fazeley, before returning to the Castle Grounds. This flat and fast race was voted 4th best 10k in the UK by Runners World in 2013.

Lawrence Williamson – 35:50
Ron Mahoney – 38:14
Ryan Hawtin – 43:21

 

Lakes in a Day 2018 – 50mile Ultramarathon- Saturday 13th October 2018
A truly epic performance in an epic 50 mile ultramarathon. Lakes in a Day saw runners travel from Caldbeck, on the northern edge of the Lakes, to Cartmel, in the south. The route took in the summits of Blencathra, Helvellyn and Fairfield before descending to Ambleside and following the western shore of Windermere.

Martin finished 27th overall, battling through some of the worst weather the Lake District could throw at him (gale force winds, rain on the peaks and flooding in the valleys) and a broken rib!

Martin Hollamby – 13:34:33 – 27th place overall!

 

Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run 2018- Half Marathon – Sunday 14th October 2018
The 2018 Birmingham half marathon saw over 10,00 runners race in the pouring rain, in the reverse of previous routes; starting in Broad Street, heading towards Highfield Road in Edgbaston and down the hill of Lee Bank Middleway.

Participants then did a lap of Cannon Hill Park and Edgbaston Stadium before turning back to the city centre via Bournville. The Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run finished – watched by thousands of spectators – at Jennens Road and the Aston University Campus Charity Village.

Tim Gould – 1:37:18
Nick Branson – 1:45:16
Darryl Johnson – 1:58:25
Steve Broadrick – 2:03:24

 

Wiggle Forrest Ranger 2018 – 82mile Cycle Sportive – Sunday 21st October 2018
The Wiggle Forest Ranger Sportive offered beautiful, undulating English countryside on a ride covering the best and most scenic parts of East Staffordshire and Leicestershire counties, also encapsulating the most enticing cycling roads around The National Forest.

Paul Casey – 7:09:13

 

Thames Trot Ultra 2018 – 48mile Ultramarathon – Saturday 27th October 2018
A tranquil run along the Thames from Oxford to Henley, often through thick mud. Ever changing scenery on the river and Red Kites frequently seen soaring overhead. One of the best way marked routes in the UK.

Colin Michael – 9:31

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