A very enjoyable, if not a bit soggy Aquathon at Sale Water Park yesterday. Well done to all category winners who managed some good times in challenging conditions. Thanks too to all our marshalls who gave up their Saturday afternoons to stand in the rain to ensure a successful event.
It’s been a great season of cross country, lots more people taking part and I’d like to say a massive thanks to everyone that came along and ran any of the events, I hope you enjoyed it (?) and will be back for more next season.
As well as enjoying the mud , which to be fair was a bit disappointing this year and a bit of cake we had some great results all round.
The team finishing places are:
Senior Ladies 1st in Div three & will be promoted for next season
B team 12th
Vet ladies 5th in Div two – were only promoted to this div this season, so a great result!
B team 11th
Senior Men 3rd in Div three & will be promoted for next season
Vet men 3rd in Div three
B team 14th
On top of this we had some amazing overall finishing positions in the age groups, where athletes have completed 4 out of the 5 runs.
There is a presentation evening on 1st March at Wilmslow Rugby Club, if anyone would like to go along it’s £6 per person and you’ll need to contact Brenda for tickets at email@example.com tickets must be requested by midnight on 25th Feb.
We start all over again in October, let me know if you are interested in playing out with us. There are five events across five months Oct – Feb, it would be great to get even more people in the teams and flying the STC flag.
Well we battled the weather and the awful traffic and made it just in time to watch the Track Championships. We were not disappointed!
Laura Kenny made a fantastic return at her first appearance at the Championships since 2015 by taking gold in the scratch race ahead of Elinor Barker and Katie Archibald.
Joe Truman was in fantastic form in the sprint, making his way to a final against Jason Kenny, with Truman winning 2-0. Hamish Turnbull took the bronze.
Rhys Britton took gold in the men’s points race after he took a lap alongside Matt Walls, Kyle Gordon and Jacob Tipper midway through the race. He finished on 35 points, with Walls on 31 and Gordon a further five points back.
Closer to home, our very own Christine demo’d how to take one’s vest off without removing any outerwear. Impressive stuff!
Need a bit of an incentive to keep up your swimming through the winter months? How about taking on the Winter Swimming Challenge! Starting from next week the intention is to clock up some extra winter miles in the pool.
The challenge is to swim 40km from 1 December 2015 to 29 February 2016. All strokes count as do all swimming drills scull / doggy paddle / catch up etc. Sinking down to the bottom of the pool doesn’t! This works out at 3km per week for 13 weeks plus one km and should help to shorten the winter for those participating.
Thanks to Dave Colley for suggesting the idea and coming up with the this spreadsheet Winter Swimming Challenge that everyone can download to chart their progress.
If anyone is interested in creating a league to track your progress against other Stockport Tri members please let us know via our facebook page!
20th June Aquathon Hazel Grove
19th July Triathlon – Hazel Grove
27th September Triathlon – Hazel Grove
11th October Duathlon – Poynton
15th November Duathlon – Poynton
Prices – Triathlons £20, Duathlons and Aquathon £15, Discount for Stockport Tri members and discounts for anyone entering 4 events.
Here are the links to enter:
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