TK Triathlon Series

27/07     Cotswolds Lake 62 Standard Triathlon

 

FirstName Ronald Katie Kate
LastName Stephenson Reynolds Monk
Swim 0:31:04 0:30:39 0:32:16
T1 0:03:11 0:02:25 0:01:35
Bike 1:20:39 1:19:12 1:15:11
T2 0:01:29 0:01:04 0:01:20
Run 0:52:57 0:46:52 0:47:55
TOTAL 2:49:20 2:40:11 2:38:17

27/08     Oxford Sprint Triathlon

Only two participants for this usually popular race. I think maybe the date this year may not have been good for so many people. The online results are a bit garbled and hard to interpret, but it looks like Martin came 3rd in his category – pretty good. Meanwhile, Simon put in another impressive performance to finish 4th overall.

Martin commented: “Still a friendly, relaxed event with free coffee and cake for all competitors at the end. But transition security was still hopeless.”

 

Simon Whatson Martin Colston
Swim 0:07:04 0:08:04
T1 0:00:39 0:00:34
Cycle 0:39:08 0:42:43
T2 0:00:36 0:00:53
Run 0:20:11 0:21:58
Total 1:07:38 1:14:12

 

08/09     The Vitruvian (Half Ironman)

Seven TK triathletes travelled to Rutland Water for the Vitruvian. There are many tales to tell from the road-trip and house-share (thanks for sorting it, Chris) but perhaps it’s best for what happens on tour to stay on tour.

The race itself was challenging. In particular, we all agreed the bike course was a lot harder than the (more or less equivalent) Cotswolds 113 course. The race was well organised and marshalled.

(Treating it as a virtual race – in reality, we were in different waves) ….

The “beach” was rocky, the water was murky (but not cold) and there was a fair amount of weed floating about on the lake’s surface at the start of the second lap. Out of the water Phil held the lead, followed by Bart and Rog in rapid succession.

A fast transition had Bart just taking the lead, with Phil hot on his heels and Rog about a minute further back. By the end of the bike leg, Rog had the lead, with the fastest bike split. Phil, a little more than 5 minutes slower than Rog on the bike, was now about 4 minutes back and Bart was not far behind. Meanwhile: Martin was closing the gap ominously; Chris appeared to be conserving his energy; Katie was making good progress; and Sean had been struck with a disaster – his race-belt and number were nowhere to be seen in transition and so he had to try to negotiate with the race referee before heading out on the bike course with a DQ hanging over him.

The run was a flat out-and-back along the side of the lake. Twice. And this is where the (virtual) race really started, as those with the legs to run freely took control. We were treated to a fly-past by the RAF (who were well represented in the race, as were the Army and Navy). Martin ran by far the fastest 21km, going past Rog, Phil and Bart and finishing well ahead by the finish. Chris also had a very strong run leg, going past Sean, Phil and Rog.

The final positions were: Martin; Bart; Chris; Phil; Rog; Katie, with Sean’s DQ confirmed after the race.

 

Pos. Bibno. Participant  Finish time  Swim T1 Bike T2 Run
1 639 Martin Colston 05:07:04 38:51:00 02:55:00 02:45:22 02:29:00 01:37:27
2 423 Bart Kuijten 05:14:16 36:23:00 02:08:00 02:47:52 02:08:00 01:45:45
3 691 Chris Treacher 05:17:21 37:21:00 05:07:00 02:49:41 02:45:00 01:42:27
4 588 Philip Cowhig 05:19:34 34:43:00 04:15:00 02:45:17 01:16:00 01:54:03
5 582 Rog Davis 05:27:29 36:29:00 03:36:00 02:39:52 01:48:00 02:05:44
6 95 Katie Reynolds 05:48:33 40:24:00 04:06:00 02:56:56 01:54:00 02:05:13
DSQ 404 Sean Bird 42:04:00 05:11:00 02:56:44 02:31:00 01:56:05

TK Series Tables

 

The final table – pending appeals or corrections – is below.

Congratulations to Kate and Simon, this year’s 2018 TK Series champions.

The Andover race was our all-or nothing Club Championship race. Congratulations again to Kate and Cameron who are 2018 Club Champions.

Name – Male   POINTS:
Sub total SPRINT
POINTS:
Sub total OLYMPIC+
Race count POINTS:
GRAND TOTAL (Best 4 races)
Simon Whatson 29 10 4 39
Bart Kuijten 15 18 4 33
Martin Colston 21 10 4 31
Chris Hall 8 0 2 18
Chris Treacher 10 8 3 18
Ronald Stephenson 1 10 2 11
Cameron Craik 10 0 1 10
Ian Colcomb 0 0 1 9
Sean Bird 0 0 1 8
Mark Dunstan 8 0 1 8
Daniel Wright 7 0 1 7
Phil Cowhig 0 7 1 7
Mark Little 7 0 2 7
Rog Davis 0 6 1 6
Graham Muse 5 0 1 5
Dean Makar 3 0 1 3
Neil Atherton 2 0 1 2

 

Name – Female   POINTS:
Sub total SPRINT
POINTS:
Sub total OLYMPIC+
Race count POINTS:
GRAND TOTAL (Best 4 races)
Kate Monk 20 10 3 30
Katie Reynolds 9 19 3 28