2013

Winter Duathlon Series #3 - 29 December 2013

 

The Shetland Triathlon Club held its 3rd installment of the Winter Duathlon Series on Sunday morning. The strong December winds were absent and the sun even made an appearance for the 6-strong field. The run-cycle-run format was led from the start by Russell Gair who posted a 13:39 for his first 2.1 mile run loop. After putting a mammoth effort in throughout the whole year on his bike Gair had ridden his 10,000th mile of 2013 the previous day. As a result his legs were not the freshest, yet he still managed a speedy 40:08 for the 13mile bike leg. He slowed slightly on his 2nd run and finished in a time of 1:09.27. His time was a couple of minutes off the pace of his PB, but his first place finish has seen him climb to the top of the points table, 1 point ahead of an absent Pete Fenwick who was reportedly eating leftover turkey and drinking wine somewhere in Cambridge. 

Tri Club veteran Jim Nicolson had stated the previous day he was "coming out of retirement" for the race and showed he can still mix it with the rest of the field, posting splits of 15:49, 46:06 and 17:13, finishing in 2nd place with a total time of 1:20.35. It was 3 minutes slower that his PB from last year, but with a few training sessions in the early months of 2014 he should be aiming to reach his prime once more.

Sanna Aitken competing in her first ever duathlon also put in a great effort from the word go. A relative newcomer to the world of triathlon and multi-sport she has shown some very promising signs as an endurance athlete. She was 3rd position after a solid first run leg, coming into the first transition in 17:25. She clocked her bike leg in under 50 minutes, and although slowing on her second run she managed to hold her position as 1st female, 3rd overall. Her time of 1:27.57 was an excellent result and will provide a good benchmark for future races.

Triathlon club stalwart Alexis Smith was also on fine form. She stuck close to Aitken on the run and came into the first transition only 20 seconds adrift of her female rival. Her hard training paired with her new road bike made for a fast ride and her second run around the 2.1 mile loop was only 18 seconds slower than her first. In multi-sport events every second counts and she put everyone else to shame in the transition zone with incredibly efficient changeovers. Crossing the finish line in a time of 1:30.09 she smashed her PB for the 2nd time this season, knocking a further 8 minutes off her previous best, and climbs to 3rd overall in the points standings.

The 5th finisher was Robin Atkinson, who after an opening run of 17:40 spent 2 minutes in transition getting kitted up in full Santa attire in preparation for the bike leg. Being a very strong cyclist he was ho-ho-hoping to swiftly work his way through the field and chase down the leader. However, a puncture near the start of the 13 mile course put a stop to any hopes of placing highly in the race. A swift roadside repair saw him back on 2 wheels and he was able to finish the bike leg in an uncharacteristic 50:23. He made it round the second run and stopped the clock at 1:30.55.

Gemma Passmore who started the race retired with injury after the first run.

Shetland Triathlon Club host a variety of events and training throughout the winter. Check out www.shetlandtriclub.com of join us on Facebook for all the details.

 

Shetland Tri Club 5k/10k #3 - 14 December 2013

 

Williamson fastest  in 10k/5k Triathlon series.

 

 For the first time in this year’s series the weather conditions didn’t cooperate with a strong southerly breeze making it tough going for the 7 runners in the third of the triathlon club 10k/5k winter series at the Clickimin on Saturday.

The early pace was led out on his own by Allan Williamson and from the start it became clear that he was going to have a good attempt at beating his PB of 39.30 set at the start of this year. Richard Williamson on his debut was also running well and having a go at his first outdoor 10k since having started upping his training hours. Also out on the day was Raymond Aitken, who originally having set out to do the 10k developed a hamstring problem and wisely stopped at around 8k, which left his 5k time to be recorded. The other runners taking part were all series regulars and included Wendy Hatrick, Babs Ross, Alexis Smith and Janice Hamer.

Allan to his credit and to the timekeepers amazement did not look to tire at all during the run and with one lap to go it looked like he was on his first. He finally came home quickest in a time of 38.58, taking over 30secs off his PB and looking quite surprised when the time was read out to him! Richard continued to run strongly and paced the laps well recording a 43.06 for his first ever 10k, a time that most club runners would be pleased with. Hatrick was next home followed by Ross and Smith who both put in a sprint finish which saw the former take the honours in a new PB. Hamer was only 30 seconds back putting in another good performance on a poor day.

Results- 5k. Raymond Aitken 21.40.

10k. Allan Williamson 38.58 PB, Richard Williamson 43.06 PB, Wendy Hatrick 47.50, Babs Ross 51.04 PB, Alexis Smith 51.08, Janice Hamer 51.35.

The club is now back into winter training mode with cycling and running sessions on a Monday evening and a swim session on a Saturday morning. These will start back up on the 6th January. Our next event is the third winter duathlon at Tingwall on Saturday 27th at 11am (note change of date from Sunday to avoid a clash with the Santa run) Please also check out our new website at www.shetlandtriclub.com for all the latest news and training info. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
Winter Duathlon #2 - 23 November 2013

 

Fenwick posts a new Course Record on a speedy race day.

 

This weekend saw the Triathlon club host the second of their winter duathlons, racing on a Saturday for a change due to the imminent Shetland Sports Awards that night. It was a very cold day with windy conditions but the sun did make an appearance for the 8 hardy souls.The first run leg saw a battle between Pete Fenwick, Russel Gair and Andy Aitken with them coming in 12.45, 13.05 and 13.27 respectively. John William Simpson was next into transition with a run of 14.28. Simpson who was trying to be clever enough to not get wet socks and attempting a quick transition was quickly hauled back for getting on his bike before the mount line. Lynsey Henderson was next in with a 15.01 run and Wendy Hatrick in 16.00. Helen from Team Velociraptor came in to tag cycling partner Colin in 19.42.Out on the bike leg and Fenwick had extended his lead producing a storming 35.06 time. Aitken had put his recent training holiday to good use and managed to catch Gair just before the turn, arriving back at transition with a 45 second advantage, their splits 36.47 and 38.00 respectively. Meanwhile out on the course, Team Velociraptor were putting in a storming come back but weren't quite able to catch Simpson by transition, despite Colin Smith posting a rapid 36.54 bike leg. Simpson was still struggling with the concept of a mount/dismount line and flew into transition with a 38.57 bike split. Henderson was next in with a 42.34 cycle, closely followed by Hatrick with a 48.00 cycle.Fenwick put in a speedy second run of 13.07 to finish in a PB of 1.01.53, further reducing his course record. Aitken managed to extend his lead in front of Gair to put in a 14.35 run, finishing in 1.06.05 (PB) with Gair chasing with a 15.20 run and a final time of 1.07.24 (PB). Simpson finished with a 16.21 run and an overall time of 1.10.42 and Henderson was first girl back in 1.14.21, producing a 15.48 run. Team Velociraptor had a great second run of 20.04 to finish in 1.16.40 and Hatrick finished off the race in 16.57 and an overall time of 1.24.00 (PB).Given the cold conditions (and some rather dodgy transitions) it was great performances from everyone. The welcome sight of teas and cake from the Hill Runners for Shetland Aid, who were also running at Tingwall, was very gratefully received by the team! The next duathlon will be on Sunday 29th December at Tingwall Hall. Please see the facebook page for details. 

 
 
Shetland Tri Club 5k/10k #2 - 09 November 2013
 

Gair fastest  in 10k/5k Triathlon Club run series and numerous PBs.

 

 For the second month in a row calm conditions albeit much cooler temperatures greeted the 12 runners in the second of the triathlon club 10k/5k winter series at the Clickimin on Saturday.

The early pace was led out on his own by Russell Gair with the aim of going under 40 minutes and with this in his mind he already had a large gap on the other runners at the end of the first lap. Also going well in the 10k was Raymond Aitken in his first effort on the course followed by Lynsey Henderson and Wendy Hatrick. 3 first timers also ran the 5k course with Fraser Hall coming out on top in 21.42, followed by Ramsay Hogg in 24.10 and an excellent run by Lisa Johnson to go under 30 minutes in 29.02. With the 5k runners completing the smaller lap it was left to the remaining longer distance group to move onto a second large lap. A group of 4 containing John Hunter, John Simpson, Janice Hamer and Alexis Smith were evenly  spaced by this time with 30 second gaps with Hazel Aitken on her first time on the course in close attendance as well. With only two smaller laps to complete the runners were on the home straight and it was Gair and Aitken who continued to run strongly, with Gair especially not changing his pace from first to last mile and coming home in 39.35 for a 3 seasons best. Aitken finished well in 42.56 for a seasons best, a time which on the day would have pushed his son, Andrew, a regular competitor in the series. Next over the line were Henderson in 45.10 and Hatrick in 45.45, this was an especially good personal best time from Hatrick who got stronger as the race progressed and shows that her increased training is paying off. The finish line order stayed the same for the other runners from the middle of the race with excellent PB runs from regulars Hunter, Hamer and Smith and strong first runs from Simpson and Aitken who we hope to see back at future races.

Results- 5k. Fraser Hall 21.42, Ramsay Hogg 24.10, Lisa Johnson 29.02

10k. Russell Gair 39.35, Raymond Aitken 42.56, Lynsey Henderson 45.10, Wendy Hatrick 45.45, John Hunter 48.14, John Simpson 50.28, Janice Hamer 50.35, Alexis Smith 50.58, Hazel Aitken 55.34

The club is now back into winter training mode with cycling and running sessions on a Monday evening and a swim session on a Saturday morning. Our next event is the second winter duathlon at Tingwall on Saturday 23rd at Midday (note change of date/time from Sunday) Please also check out our new website at www.shetlandtriclub.com for all the latest news and training info. 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter Series Duathlon #1

 

The first race of the winter duathlon season got off to a great start with seven individual competitors and one team lining up for the start, with the weather deteriorating they set off on the first leg of the 2.1 mile run leg. Pete Fenwick set a fast pace with Russel Gair hot on his heels. Wendy Hatrick who was doing a short loop race was pushed hard by Louise Parr formally of Unst and now living in the US adding an international feel to the race. The chase group including Alexis Smith, Gemma Passmore, Laurance Litttle and Helen Robertson (team) kept a good pace to what looked like a great start to the day.

 

First in on the run was Fenwick with a time of 13:07 pushed much harder than he wanted by Russel Gair 13:15. Next in was Hatrick 15:44 then Parr 16:13 both transitioned well onto the bike. The chase group came into transition close together, Smith 18:02, Passmore 18:24, Little 19:18 and Robertson 19:58 the race was on!

 

Out on the bike leg Fenwick pushed hard with the wind behind him but Gair at this point had not lost too much ground despite a slow transition, this would change as the pair made the turning point and into the wind, Fenwicks strength and Gairs lack of aero bars saw Fenwick generate a significant lead over the 13.5 mile bike course. Fenwick coming into transition with a bike time of 40:04 and Gair 41:35. Next into transition was Ryan Leith making up the other part of Robertson's team and on fresh legs passed many of the cyclists with a time of 43:27. Next into T2 was Parr, on a borrowed bike and more comfortable with desert winds the Unst lass showed significant strength on the bike into the strong southerly winds and driving rain to post a bike time of 48:03. Passmore closed the distance with Parr with 47:27 before heading out on the run.

 

Little and Smith had a real battle on the bike overtaking each other on the out and the back leg of the bike, Smith making T2 first with a bike time of 1hr 17 seconds and with a PB in her sights she meant business on the run. Little keen to go under the hour on the bike came into transition in 59:56 however due to the wet conditions he slipped falling badly and was unable to continue the race.

 

First to the finish was Fenwick with a run time of 14:37 and overall 1:09:02 not far off was Gair with 14:54 overall 1:11:38, both good times for poor conditions. Parr was in next with 16:52 run overall 1:22:28 A PB for her and top female spot on the board. Hatrick had a second run time of 16:50 having completed an earlier shorter bike loop in 8:07. Next was Robertson who pushed hard and set a good second run of 20:26 and an overall team time of 1:24:20. Alexis Smith kept up the pressure with a PB firmly in her sights she powered across the line with a second run 18:50 and an overall time of 1:38:06 a huge PB in challenging conditions. Shetland Triathlon Club would like to thank all the competitors and organisers with special thanks to Mandy Ridland for time keeping.

 

The next Duathlon is scheduled for Sunday 24th November, all are welcome to take part just remember to bring a helmet and bike with a working set of lights.

 

Download full results table here.

 

 

Shetland Tri Club 5k/10k #1 - 13 October 2013

 

Irvine fastest in 10k/5k Triathlon Club run series.

 

 

Calm and mild conditions were met with much appreciation from the runners in the first of the triathlon club 10k/5k winter series at the Clickimin on Saturday. A total of 9 runners took to the course with 8 of the 9 opting for the longer 10k route.

The early pace was led out through Andrew Irvine with Kevin Gifford in close attendance and John William Simpson not far behind. Also out on the day were well known runners but first time starters John Hunter and Janice Hamer along with regular series participants Gemma Passmore, Alexis Smith and Toby Flint. Wendy Hatrick managed an interesting start just missing the other runners at the off but managing to drive round to meet them and begin her run. With Gemma Passmore completing her 5km in 25.58 it was left to the other runners to complete the full distance and try and record some fast times on a good day. Irvine certainly achieved this and although just outside of the 40 minute barrier, mainly due to an slight wrong turn, he still recorded an excellent PB of 40.25 and can definitely break the 40 minute barrier next time. Other notable PBs came from Gifford, Hunter and Hamer.

Results- 5k. Gemma Passmore 25.58.

10k. Andrew Irvine 40.25, Kevin Gifford 41.22, JW Simpson 43.13, Wendy Hatrick 48.50, John Hunter 48.55, Janice Hamer 50.48 Alexis Smith 52.17, Toby Flint 70.12.

The club is now back into winter training mode with cycling and running sessions on a Monday evening and a swim session on a Saturday morning. Our next event is the first winter duathlon at Tingwall on Sunday 27th. Please also check out our new website at www.shetlandtriclub.com for all the latest news and training info.

 
Malakoff Shetland Standard Triathlon – 8 September 2013

 

There was a good turnout for the Shetland Standard Triathlon on Sunday morning held in near perfect conditions.   A total of 17 competitors took part.  Two competitors completed the whole triathlon and the rest made up teams of two or three.

 

A Standard Triathlon consists of a 1.5km (60 lengths of 25m pool) swim, a 40K (24.8 mile) bike ride and 10K (6.3 mile) run.  The Shetland standard is based at the Clickimin.  After  the swim, riders head out on their bikes, north from Lerwick to Sandwater before returning to the Clickimin to run laps around the rugby pitch and Clickimin loch.  The bike leg in particular is very challenging with riders facing the Blackhill climb early on in their race.

 

Some of Shetland’s top swimmers were in the teams and this resulted in some excellent  times.  First out the pool was Jake Swanson who completed the swim in 18:00, giving Luke Holt a head start on the bike.  Callum McGregor was next out which meant Colin Smith was soon off in hot pursuit.  Third out the pool was Anne Hutchison from the girl’s team which saw Lynsey Henderson on her way. Pete Fenwick was next out the pool followed closely by Andy Aitken.  Once Pete tagged Davy Williamson he set off on his first competitive cycle.  Andy was soon through transition and out on the road too.  Gee Zissler and David Wilson are always very evenly matched in the pool and were in transition together but David managed to leave just before Gee. Toby Flint put in a good steady effort in the pool before tagging Bonar Barclay who got his head down for the cycle.

 

Out on the road Colin had caught Luke before the Blackhill climb but was very impressed with Luke’s climbing skills and he had trouble shaking him off.  However Colin’s experience soon began to shine through and he pulled away and put in a very impressive ride finishing with an outstanding time of 1:03:15 which is a new bike course record. Andy was also going well on the bike and moved up through the field to come home in second place.  Luke put in an excellent performance over this hilly course coming back third with Lynsey next back having put in a good solid cycle.  Davy surprised everybody and proved he’s one to watch in the future, with a very good time.  Bonar also had a very strong cycle and was next home followed by Gee and then David.

 

Pete, who had swum for one team was now confusing matters by running for another, and he was off once Colin Smith had returned.  Andy was next out running followed by Luke.  Lynsey’s return meant that Wendy Hatrick was soon out on the road and a few minutes later Davy returned and tagged Neil Arthur.    Toby was back out on the road once Bonar had returned.  Gee was next back and was soon donning her running shoes and heading out for the 10k.  David, on returning from the bike leg, had started to develop migraine like symptoms.  After a short discussion in transition, John W Simpson decided he’d complete the run for David but didn’t have any suitable clothing so just headed out in his jeans.  Thankfully he did have the presence of mind to remove his fair isle allover before he left.  All runners completed the 10K with some impressive times.  Fastest run time was Pete with 37:47.

 

After the race all the competitors went back into the Clickimin centre for sandwiches and homebakes before the prize giving.  First Male was won by Andy Aitken in overall time of 2:21:09 – this was 6mins faster than his time last year.  First Female was won by Gee Zissler who had taken an amazing 20mins off her time from last year.

This was the first time there had been teams at the Shetland Standard and it definitely added another dimension to the race.  First team home were Callum McGregor, Colin Smith and Pete Fenwick in a time of 2:00:12.  Although this is a very impressive time for a Standard they had been hoping to break the 2hour mark.  This leaves them something to aim for next year!

 

A spokesperson for the club said they would like to thank everybody who helped out on the day with timing, marshalling and for providing homebakes.

 

Name

Swim

T1

Cycle

T2

Run

Overall

Individuals

 

Andrew Aitken

21:06

1:08

1:11:46

0:44

46:25

2:21:09

Gee Zissler

25:58

1:33

1:27:51

1:07

45:59

2:42:28

Teams

 

C McGregor/C Smith/P Fenwick

18:30

0:31

1:03:15

0:09

37:47

2:00:12

J Swanson/L Holt

18:00

0:32

1:17:55

0:58

45:48

2:23:13

P Fenwick/D Williamson/N Arthur

20:53

0:28

1:22:04

0:20

42:00

2:25:45

A Hutchison/L Henderson/W Hatrick

20:34

0:42

1:18:36

0:14

48:17

2:28:23

D Wilson/J W Simpson

25:55

1:51

1:29:37

2:27

47:50

2:47:40

T Flint/B Barclay

35:14

0:36

1:13:34

0:15

1:15:15

3:04:54

 

 

11th Aug - Sprint Triathlon, Brae

 

Pos

Name

Swim

T1

Cycle

T2

Run

Overall

1st

Pete Fenwick

10:17

0:58

36:15

0:48

19:52

1.08:10

2nd

Lynsey Henderson

10:53

0:43

38:34

0:55

22:28

1.13:33

3rd

Sanna Aitken

12:25

1:27

42:50

0:30

25:38

1.22:50

4th

Gemma Passmore

12:30

1:13

43:29

1:06

28:17

1.26:35

5th

Brenda Leask

14:16

1:11

47:04

1:20

23:44

1.27:35

6th

Tim Ash

15:19

1:40

44:01

1:43

26:52

1.29:35

 

No Report

 

26th May - Novice/Super Sprint Triathlon  - Brae

 

Andy Aitken and Gemma Passmore sharpen up for islands games with wins in the Super Sprint as 5 newbies take on triathlon for the first time.

A bright and breezy day greeted the 12 athletes lining up for the first triathlon of the season in Shetland.  The Super Sprint distance of 400m swim, 10km bike and a 2.5km run is the perfect event for starting the season or trying the sport out for the first time.

Amongst the competitors there was a great mix including 5 newcomers to the sport, a few faces starting out their season and some competitors coming back to the sport after a gap of a few years.

After a race brief in the transition area the 12 athletes lined up in three lanes for the swim.  An excellent swim from Andy Aitken allowed him to take an early lead he was never to relinquish. He was followed out of the pool by Kristofer Wilson before 6 athletes came out separated by just 16 seconds.  A real battle was developing for the remaining podium places and the  newcomers were really enjoying themselves and putting in excellent performances.

Out on the bike and a brisk breeze faced the athletes on the way out with a following wind on the way back.  Another strong leg from Andy saw him maintain his position, Andrew Macleod (Hamper) after a long first transition due to a malfunctioning bike top! had pulled through to second with an excellent bike split and Gee Zissler and Gemma Passmore were having a ding dong battle for third.  Gemma just edging ahead into transition with an excellent bike time.  The rest of the field performed well on the bike leg with some outstanding bike times.  With the first two disciplines complete it was out on the run now and Andy cemented the win with a fast 2.5km.  Andrew also ran strongly to maintain his second position.  Gee was closing on Gemma on the run but eventually ran out of puff and Gemma took an excellent third place and was first lady home.  Winter training really paying off for Gemma as she prepares for the islands games this year! And if you need any motivation for what can be achieved with training, that's 11 minutes quicker than for the same event last year:)  There seemed to be some mention of egg gate for Gee!!  Fraser Hall was first Newbie home and a big congratulations also to Jim Nicolson, David Wilson, Alastair Williamson and Laurence Little for completing their first triathlon.  Congrats also to Brenda Leask, for although not technically completing her first triathlon ,she hasn't done one since the first triathlon in Shetland a few years ago in Sandwick.

A huge thanks to all the volunteers for helping make the event run so smoothly!!

Next races are the Aquabike on June 16th at Clickamin and the Sprint in Brae on the 11th of August so hope to see you there.  Full details on the website.

 

Results

 

Name

Swim

T1

Cycle

T2

Run

Overall

Andy Aitken

5.10

48s

18.21

43s

10.18

35.20

Andrew Macleod

6.17

1.43

18.20

40s

11.04

38.04

Gemma Passmore

6.14

51s

21.08

48s

12.34

41.35

Gee Zissler

6.00

52s

22.33

42s

12.32

42.39

Fraser Hall

6.13

1.07

24.04

33s

11.13

43.10

Brenda Leask

7.26

50s

22.52

1.01

11.36

43.45

Jim Nicolson

9.54

1.06

21.59

30s

11.50

45.34

David Wilson

6.07

1.15

23.19

55s

14.40

46.16

Tim Ash

8.39

44s

24.42

1.02

12.42

47.59

Alastair Williamson

6.16

1.10

28.51

41s

12.30

49.28

Kristofer Wilson

5.22

1.16

27.01

53s

15.44

50.16

Laurence Little

7.41

1.55

27.45

33s

13.39

51.38

 

28th April - Jake Porter Duathlon

 

Report to follow.

Results:

Name

Entry

Run1

T1

Cycle

T2

Run2

Overall

Pete Fenwick

Ind

12:38

0:39

35:12

0:19

13:16

1.02:04

Bonar Barclay

Ind

12:59

0:22

38:58

0:24

14:04

1.06:47

 Andy Aitken

Ind

13:34

0:29

38:58

0:23

14:26

1.07:50

Lynsey Henderson

Ind

14:12

0:32

41:57

0:18

14:54

1.11:53

Dexy's Space Hoppers

Team

14:56

0:26

42:54

0:10

15:23

1.13:49

Maurice Fraser

Ind

15:15

0:27

43:44

0:12

17:10

1.16:48

Scobie & Manson

Team

18:31

0:24

44:29

0:33

18:11

1.22:08

Gemma Passmore

Ind

17:27

0:49

45:05

0:31

18:22

1.22:14

Team Knab

Team

14:54

0:17

54:32

0:13

14:54

1.24:51

Mark Moncrieff

Ind

17:10

0:45

48:25

0:20

19:00

1.25:40

Team Kirkness

Team

16:17

0:18

53:14

0:30

16:03

1.26:22

Grant Rodgers

Ind

15:51

0:36

53:27

0:25

17:26

1.27:45

Vivien Hawes

Ind

16:55

0:39

52:32

0:29

17:17

1.27:52

Team Veloceraptor

Team

21:18

0:21

47:09

0:15

20:18

1.29:00

Brenda Leask

Ind

16:55

1:15

53:58

0:43

16:56

1.29:47

Martin Scobie

Ind

16:50

1:40

51:33

0:41

19:34

1.30:18

Moraig Lyall

Ind

17:38

0:35

53:08

0:32

18:30

1.30:22

Da Whalsa Gang

Team

19:16

0:10

50:02

0:13

22:58

1.30:29

 Duffers

Team

17:14

0:38

57:43

0:14

17:08

1.32:57

Scott Standring

Ind

17:22

0:49

56:40

0:34

18:49

1.34:14

Team Jamieson

Team

21:00

0:24

52:23

0:15

21:15

1.35:17

Robbie & Jordan

Team

16:39

0:10

1.01:58

0:18

16:25

1.35:21

Team FUBAR

Team

21:54

0:08

53:06

0:12

20:17

1.35:37

Team JaM

Team

21:00

0:33

54:28

0:14

21:18

1.37:33

Run Funners

Team

16:31

0:09

1.04:55

0:45

15:34

1.37:54

 May & June

 Team

18:31

0:33

1.01:45

0:29

19:01

1.40:19

Alice & Duncan

Team

21:46

0:18

57:10

0:17

23:47

1.42:38

Team Hamer

Team

18:46

0:21

1.04:52

0:21

18:43

1.42:42

Team Morgan

Team

24:17

0:17

1.00:26

0:19

24:20

1.49:39

Linsey Cruickshank

Ind

21 :35

1.10

1.05:19

0:41

25:25

1.54:10

Leanne Gear

Ind

21:12

1.34

1.11:04

0:32

21:08

1.55:30

Kylie Wood

Ind

21:12

1:13

1.10:32

1:21

21:12

1.55:30

Team Geddes

Team

18:46

0:20

1.18:45

0:10

18:42

1.56:23

Robert Greenfield

Ind

19:25

1:57

1.11:02

1:33

23:25

1:57:22

Gayle & Lara

Team

20:17

0:34

1.10:11

0:40

27:08

1.57:36

Mansons

Team

23:34

0:10

1.15:00

0:19

23:00

1.59:57

May Williamson

Ind

21:12

1:28

1.16:42

0:31

22:30

2.02:23

Ann-Marie & Andrea

Team

23:00

0:26

1.18:34

0:42

21:40

2.03:40

Suzemma

Team

23:38

0:26

1.18:22

0:40

21:42

2.03:42

The Victoria Pintletons

Team

23:10

0:34

1.18:00

0:30

22:10

2.04:04

Mandy & Leslie

Team

23:44

0:20

1.18:16

0:40

26:01

2.08:01

We'll Gee It A Try!

Team

19:00

0:40

1.33:10

1:20

22:50

2.17:00

 Team Anderson

Team

19:10

 

 None

 

17:56

 

Alan Williamson

Ind

13:03

0:44

DNF

 

 

 

John W Simpson

Ind

14:12

0:30

DNF

 

 

 

Maria Parker

Ind

22:41

DNF

 

 

 

 

David Wilson

Ind

DNF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

31st March - Winter Duathlon 6

Barclay maintains excellent winter form with another victory to close in on the Winter Duathlon title

 

31st March saw the sixth duathlon of the season with five competitors lining up on a sunny but windy day for the 2.1 mile run, 13.5 mile cycle and 2.1 mile run course. After the race briefing of the year! the competitors set off. Bonar Barclay took an early lead followed closely by Mark Georgeson, in his first dualthon of the season. Following them in to transition were Jim Nicolson, Gemma Passmore competing in her first duathlon ever and Ewan Stirling also competing in his first duathlon of the season.Barclay set a strong bike to maintain an overall lead with Georgeson following pushing a strong pace. Passmore overtook Nicolson with a strong effort on her first competitive outing on her new bike. Nicolson pushed hard to keep her within reach for the final run leg. Stirling (Shetland Triathlon's head coach) practiced what he preaches and gave his all especially in the tough conditions on the way south back into transition with a good bike time.Off the bike and on to the run Barclay maintained his lead and finished in a time of 1:06:54. Georgeson was next to cross the line in 1:16:24. The battle continued right up until the line between Nicolson and Passmore, Nicolson showed his strong running pace off the bike to catch Passmore, both finishing in a time of 1:23:08.With a sterling effort Ewan Stirling gave 100% in what could be his final Shetland duathlon to cross the line in 1:34:27.  Full standings are shown in table below race 4 results.

All competitors pushed hard in the challenging conditions to post good times. A special thanks to Mandy Ridland for doing the timing.The Jake Porter Duathlon takes place on 28th April, which will be the final one of the season, with the funds being raised going to CHAS. This is set to be a large event with over eighty competitors taking part individually or as a team, with teas, home bakes and a raffle to be held after the race.  The race is closed to more entries but please come along on the day to support the competitors and raise funds for a great charity.

Winter training has now finished at the club with Tuesday nights now reverting to Time Trials at the Tingwall Hall courtesy of the Shetland Wheelers.  6.15 meet for a 6.30 start.  We will be continuing with swimming at the Clickamin on Thursday mornings at 7 for the next month.  Look forward to seeing you out racing this summer!!

 

Name

Run1

T1

Cycle

T2

Run2

Overall

Bonar Barclay

13:04

0:50

38:54

0:29

13:37

1.06:54

Mark Georgeson

15:03

0:57

44:46

0:32

15:06

1:16:24

Gemma Passmore

17:25

1:16

45:13

0:38

18:36

1.23.08(PB)

Jim Nicolson

16:09

1:02

48:02

0:37

17:18

1.23:08

Ewan Stirling

19:36

1:06

49:10

1:08

23:27

1.34:27

 

 

 

23rd Feb - Winter Duathlon 5

 

A fine sunny day with light winds on Sunday for the February race of the Winter Duathlon Series 2012-13 created some good racing conditions,  7 athletes line up for the start of  the 2.1 mile run, 13.5 mile cycle and 2.1 mile run course.

A brisk start saw Bonar Barclay take the lead, putting his great tri running form to good use with a sub 13min run.  Andy Aitken and Lynsey Henderson followed him into transition in what was to be a close race throughout.

Maurice and Karen Fraser were next through transition as they put in solid times. Great start for Karen who was competing in her first duathlon.  Moraig Lyall, and Alexis Smith made up with athletes with all putting in strong times  on the first run.

The bike leg was dominated by Barclay who was looking strong but a great race was developing behind him. Aitken blasted up the Tingwall Straight with Henderson in hot pursuit trying to close the gap. Both work keeping high pace on the bike, Maurice followed the pair.

Behind them Moraig and Karen were also having a good race with Moraig overtaking Karen before the turn point and Smith was busting her cycle PB from end of last year.

Going out on the run, Barclay put in an excellent second run to take the win in 1:05:50. And gain himself a brilliant PB and few more points to keep him king of the duathlon table. The  Aitken and Henderson battle for 2nd was still on coming in transition within seconds of each other Aitken poor 2nd transition lead to Henderson overtake him to get out on the run first. Henderson used this lead to push on fast pace, Aitken couldn’t quite keep the pace. Henderson finishing in 1:11:17 a new PB and women course record by 2mins. Aitken finished 1:12:15.

Next was Maurice after a strong bike leg, finding his legs on the run he held on to finish in 1:16:05.

Moraig and Karen were having similar racing dual as Aitken and Henderson with Moraig leading out on the run with Karen close behind. Karen used her running background to push hard on the second run and overtake Moraig. Karen finished her first duathlon in 1:21:20 and Moraig in 1:23:22.

Smith was keeping her determined face on after good cycle leg she kept good pace on run to finish 1:46:41.

The Next Duathlon is the last Sunday in March. This is then followed by the Jake Porter Duathlon in April which is raising funds for CHAS.

 

Name

Run1

T1

Cycle

T2

Run2

Overall

Bonar Barclay

12:57

0:36

38:02

0:36

13:41

1.05:50 PB

Lynsey Henderson

14:18

0:46

41:02

0:32

14:39

1.11:17 CR

Andy Aitken

13:50

1:00

40:58

0:58

15:27

1.12:15

Maurice Fraser

15:36

0:44

43:09

0:32

16:04

1.16:05

Karen Fraser

15:36

1.16

48:24

0:46

15:18

1.21:20

Moraig Lyall

17:05

0:54

46:46

0:40

17:57

1.23:22

Alexis Smith

17:35

0:35

1.09:43

0:13

18:35

1.46:41

 

Winter Series Duathlon 4

 

It was great to see five hardy, enthusiastic duathletes turn up on Sunday morning for the fourth race of the 2012-13 Winter Duathlon Series. Conditions were not ideal with rain and a cold, fresh Southerly wind.

The first 2.1mile run started out into the wind but after the junction there was a helpful breeze to push runners up the hill on the first leg. Pete and Bonar arrived back together followed by Norrie, Jim and Moraig, all of whom had put in a strong first run.

Whilst out on the 13.5 mile bike leg the rain cleared a little and winds changed to a slightly more SW direction, still leaving a nasty headwind to cycle back from the turn. Everyone agreed it had been a tough cycle.

It was an exciting bicycle leg to watch with Bonar pushing really hard and overtaking Pete, coming back in an excellent time of 37:44. However Pete managed to again get ahead of Bonar during the second transition and stayed ahead for the rest of the race.

By the second run legs were beginning to tire and everybody had slowed from their first run apart from Moraig who showed remarkable consistency with only one second difference between runs.

Despite the cold, wet conditions and the fact that this was the first Duathlon of the New Year everybody’s times were quite impressive which bodes well for the rest of this series.

 

Name

Run1

T1

Cycle

T2

Run2

Overall

Peter Fenwick

13.04

0.40

39.38

0.41

14.22

1.08.25

Bonar Barclay

13.05

0.50

37.44

2.26

15.32

1.09.37

Norrie Lyall

14.47

1.15

41.28

1.04

15.53

1.14.27

Jim Nicolson

16.00

0.52

46.37

0.46

17.05

1.21.20

Moraig Lyall

18.25

1.05

49.41

0.57

18.26

1.28.34

 

 

Overall Positions:

 

 

Oct

Nov

Jan

Feb

Mar

April

Overall

Bonar Barclay

15

10

 8

15

10

 8

71(1)

Norrie Lyall

9

6

6

-

-

 

21(5)

Lynsey Henderson

3

4

 

13

-

 10

30(3)

Russel Gair

11

8

 -

-

-

 

19(6)

Andy Aitken

13

 

 

6

-

 12

31(2)

Jim Nicolson

2

5

5

-

6

 

18(7)

Moraig Lyall

6

3

4

3

-

 

16(9)

Gemma Passmore

 

 

 

-

11

 6

17(8)

Peter Fenwick

 

 

10

-

 

 20

30(3)

Karen Fraser

 

 

 

9

 

 

9

Alexis Smith

5

2

 

2

-

 

9

Mark G

 

 

 

 

8

 

8

John W

6

 -

 -

-

-

 

6

Wendy Hatrick

 

6

 -

-

-

 

6

Sharron ?

 

5

-

-

-

 

5

Maurice Fraser

 

 

 

5

 

 8

13(10)

Ewan Stirling

 

 

 

 

4

 

4

Mark Moncreif

 

 

 

 

 

4

4

Grant Rogers

 

 

 

 

 

2

2