Sunday morning saw 7 of Freedom Tri racing at the St Neots Sprint Tri. This was a 750m river swim, 25k countryside cycle and a 5k run around a park.
The morning was sunny and it warmed up as the race went on but the water was still very cold. Gareth Charles was the fastest Freedom Tri runner, cyclist and 1st finisher, in 30th place overall, in a very pleasing 1.19.16. David Kershaw was shortly behind in 1.19.32 and Kieran Feetham was next in 1.20.24 (including fastest Freedom swim of 12.07). Whilst Helene Miller was racing her 1st race for Freedom and she finished in 1.25.07. Adrian Robinson did 1.27.54, the ever improving Mark Cheadle did 1.28.41 and Jane Britten 1.30.21
Whilst over in Eton, Karen Parnell was racing in the Eton Dorney Sprint and improved her previous time there to do 1.25.05 for the 400m lake swim, 21.5km bike and 5km run.
Karen Parnell completed on Sunday at a very windy Thorpe Sprint Triathlon which is part of the Southeast Series.
Karen was 20th woman home and 4th in her age group in a time of 1:35:12. The race was a 750m Open Water Swim around Thorpe Lake, followed by a 20km bike and then a 5k run.
The Bank holiday weekend once more saw Freedom Tri offering their members the opportunity to undertake all or part of a Half Ironman Triathlon spread over three days.
Saturday morning saw 35 old and very new members have their first Open Water Swim of the season, with a water temperature of 12 degrees! New members were swam around the venue by experienced members and 2 canoe’s to ensure their safety. This was followed up by bacon rolls, a warm cuppa and the now legendary Sunshine Flapjacks. Despite the water being a little fresh, good fun was had by all.
The Run element took place on Sunday with a significant number of club members taking part in the Greenway challenge half marathon either in Freedom Kit or in the kit of local partner running clubs.
Monday brought the bike ride with a large contingent of members of all standards taking to country lanes to enjoy the warm spring sunshine.
In race news, on Saturday Rowan Savage and Debbie Murphy raced the 5k swim at Box End. The water was a balmy 14C and clear, though the wind did cause problems as it blew the buoys wider and wider until it was impossible to go round one by the 3rd lap. Debbie was 5th female in 1.37.13 whilst Rowan was shortly behind in 1.41.57.
- Silver at European Duathlons, Tryers 1st race & AG Win
- National Duathlon Championship for Geoff118
- GB DUATHLETES - Geoff, Richard and Tim, Congratulations
- Nearly Double Figures Racing All Over The World
- Olympic Performances at Dorney Lake
- Freedom Representing Great Britain & Lots Of Local Races
- 2up Time Trial - Club Members 1st and 2nd in Mixed Race
- National Club Championships at Emberton Country Park
- Clacton, Hatfield and Cotswolds
- Duck N Dash Results