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Loch LoMan is a race I've done a few times before and it's always very enjoyable albeit quite a tough bike course with over 1200m of climbing in about 85km!
This brutal 'extreme triathlon' has quickly built up a reputation over the years and is one tough race and not just because of the distance (3k swim, 200k bike and a marathon)... imagine that M&S advert that was on the TV a while ago and now we'll put a Celtman spin on it.
Well done to Brian who attended his first triathlon in quiet some time on what I can only imagine was minimal training!
For many of us trying to train and compete in triathlons is quite challenging due to time constraints with other commitments such as work, family and friends! Brian is no exception on that front and has an incredibly busy work life but also finds time to coach local children's sports teams and has a lovely family!
He attended the Scottish Sea Farms Triathlon Festival which raised a whopping £38,000 for their chosen charity the RNLI.
Great job Brian - we hope to see more of you when we can.
Graham Whyte is having a great season so far!
First up was St. Neots Standard Distance Triathlon back in May. This was a qualifying race for the ITU World Championships and Graham got 4th in his age group securing him a place at the World's later this year on the Gold Coast.
We've been having a run of great weather in the North of Scotland recently and June 2nd was no exception for the annual Race the Train event. As well as getting a pretty cool trip on the Strathspey Steam Railway you also get to race it from Boat of Garten to Aviemore along the beautiful Speyside Way.
Julie and Malky went a little further afield for their recent race and travelled all the way to Orlando! Greeted by torrential rain they were lulled into a false sense of what race day might be like which turned out to be a scorcher! What's more is the waters they swim in for the triathlon have the potential for alligators!!!
After their recent success at a more local super sprint in Turiff earlier in the season where Julie got 1st female super vet and Malky got 2nd male super vet, both went on to do even better here. Julie was 1st female overall in the Duathlon and Malky won his age group in the triathlon.
Well done both, great results!
A scorching day greeted the 2018 Glen Affric Duathlon that is held in what can only be described as one of the hidden gems of the Scottish Highlands. 8 members of the Inverness Triathlon club (including 2 teams of 3) joined nearly 150 people in taking on a 7.5 mile hill climb reaching 1800ft, a 17 mile cycle on forest trails that included one climb of 1.6 mile at 7% average gradient and a final "wee" 2.5 mile run around the nearby loch shore.
Six club members in action under sunny skies at Turriff Sprint on April 15th. Julie & Malcolm in action in the novice race. Alan, Dave, Matt & James in action in the sprint race.
Julie & Malcolm took an excellent 1st & 2nd in their respective super vet categories in the novice race. While Matt & Dave took an excellent 1st and 2nd in the super vet sprint.
Locals Jonathan Aitken, Graham Whyte & Dave Reid were all in early season action at the Scottish Duathlon Championships in Stirling at the end of March.
There was some solid early season form on show with Jonathan finishing 4th in the 20-24 age group (37th overall), Graham taking a podium 2nd in the 60-64 age group (59th overall) and Dave taking 5th in the 50-54 age group (70th overall).
The champs doubled up as a qualifying race for the World Age Group Standard Distance Duathlon Championships taking place in Pontevedra in 2019. Both Graham and Dave managed to secure themselves GB Age group team qualification.
Great efforts, well done all!
The final winter training duathlon took place today in breezy but spring like conditions. Hopefully signalling the end of winter! There were some cracking times in the windy conditions, along with lots of excellent banter and high quality cakes. Check out the results in the jpegs below.
The weather hasn't always been in our favour for the winter training duathlons this year but huge thanks to the various members of the events team that have kept this series going over the winter in the adverse conditions.
Winter training duathlons series will be back with a vengeance towards the end of 2018.
Plenty of members in action at the Inverness Half Marathon & 5km Sunday 11th March.
Lots of hard work has been put in both individually and at Thursday night club run sessions since the new year.
All the hard work has paid off with a number of sizeable PB results for club members.
Well done to all. Check out the Inverness Half Marathon Results 2018
If your looking to improve your running join us every Thursday night 6.30pm at the highland university campus.
Head to our Running session information to find out more.
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