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At the end of July, Richard and Sarah headed out to Odense in Denmark for the World Multisport Festival which included a whole range of events such as an Aquathlon, Duathlon, Aquabike, CrossTri and the Long Distance event (among others). Sarah had qualified for the World Championship race the previous year and Richard had entered the open race (although is perfectly capable of qualifying for the world championships but chooses not to). Qualification to represent GB for long and middle distance events is by submitting a suitable qualifying time from an equivalent race. For shorter races you have to attend specific qualifying events. There are a few people in the club who have represented GB in the past and present and I'm sure there are plenty more who could meet the qualifying criteria if they wanted to! Feel free to come and chat to me if you want to know more about it!!!
Club chair James threw in a last minute entry and made a flying day trip down to Loch Lomond for this years Scottish Aquathlon Championships. Basically a sprint distance triathlon less the bike leg. So a splash and dash involving a 750m swim and 5km bike.
Compared to a triathlon its minimum kit fuss, rapid fire and over in a flash; particularly with the numerous GBR and Scottish squad kit on show. Having been training for longer distance events James managed to finish well in 34.50 in 26th overall and 9th in the senior mens race.
Check out the results here
Both G-Squad's Graeme Stewart and local club athlete Patrick Haston took on Ironman UK this year in Bolton.
Graeme finished up with the top athletes in an impressive 08:48:18 to take 15th overall.
Patrick finished in 11.56.58. A great effort for a man who not content with doing an Ironman is also taking on a building project, on top of an already busy family and work life. Read Patrick's account below of how to get the best out of yourself during an Ironman day, even if you haven't managed to get as much training in as you'd have liked:
Not that long ago a group of ladies turned up at the tri club swim session with little to no swim experience, one of those ladies was Myra. It became apparent pretty quickly that Myra is one determined lady who works extremely hard to meet her goals!
Myra was kind enough to share her journey going through the process of using a personal trainer to lose weight and get fit and subsequently taking on the challenge of a wide variety of events... generally involving swim, bike and/or run!
Myself and five other local swimmers have just returned from an organised swim in the arctic circle. This takes place annually and offers a 3k and 2k choice of distance along the Torne river in the arctic circle.
Thanks to Jenny for allowing club members to get a bit of an insight into her decision to Go Long (read below). Well done Jenny for a great achievement of completing Ironman Austria and what I'm sure will be the first of many Ironman or similar long distance events.
The Barrathon is a very special event. It takes place every year on the first weekend of July, usually one week before the Harris Half for those of you that might be interested in a cycling between them. It’s one of those wonderful community organised events and it feels like the whole of Barra gets involved!
The event takes you on 26.2 mile route through some of the most dramatic landscapes that Scotland has to offer and finishes up at the foot of Ben Nevis.
The team did excellently finishing in under 11 hours on a very hot day in the mountains. If you'd like to donate there's still time on Kate's fundraising page.
Three of our local athletes in action at Huntly Sprint and Novice races this year.
Malcolm and Julie Cleghorn were both in action in the novice race with both taking 2nd place in their respective male and female super vet categories. Stirling effort again from the Cleghorn duo!
Dave Reid was also in fine form in the sprint race taking an excellent 7th overall and 1st in the super vet category. Another excellent result setting Dave up for a fine overall result in the overall Aberdeenshire series races.
Race results can be found here. Well done all!