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Tuesday, 23 August 2011

F3 Dorney Tri and Ringmer Triathlon 2011 now live

The F3 Dorney Lake Triathlons and the Ringmer Triathlons are now live and online:

F3 Events - Dorney Lake Pennymatters triathlons:

Ringmer Triathlon:

Saturday saw the annual triathlon at Dorney lake organised by F3 Events, this year sponsored by Pennymatters.
With the weather holding out as dry through all the morning races, it was a bizzare twist of fate to meet two people I was at College with, one competing and one supporting. It was also a great event without too much wind - so often the curse of Dorney making the bike laps seem like an age.

Firstly I was pleased to see Andy Tarry win the standard distance race, last time I think we chatted was about 20 years ago when we graduated in engineering, so the few short hellos when he crossed the line over 6 minutes ahead of everyone else was a good reminder of his pedigree... he always was a fast bstad.

Second person to meet was one of those awkward "this might seem like a strange questions but..." however it was very relieving when she then interrupted with "yes, Loughborough 1989-1991, Rutherford hall - best friend of ..." and apart from talking to her 4yr old it was almost like yesterday. 
Anyway it was lovely to be able to mix business with pleasure and catch up, it's not often friends from 20 years ago walk into the office!

Anyway the weather was good and the running and racing excellent - so have a look at the gallery to see how awesome everyone was, or in fact how awesome you were.

Sunday saw the Ringmer Triathlon organised by GP.Triathlon at Ringmer Community College. A great local event often well supported by the sussex triathlon crowd. As a sprint tri and novice tri the pool based format makes for a great way to start into triathlon, as well as the two lap bike course and run course make it good for spectators and supporters alike. Well done to Helen and Paul for putting on another great event - the gallery is ready for everyone to check out how it went.

Start of the Standard Tri - near the new bridge

Andy felt bad with his 7.5 minute lead after the swim

Dorney lake makes for great mass start races

Do it with style

Shame no helmet number on the front, so no idea who this is, but great riding though. Will be under 000.

Sevenoaks Tri give it large

to wave or not to wave, that is the question

Andy strolled in at the finish

Great racing all the way in

 GP triathlon, Ringmer:
Tight racing out of T1 onto the bike course

That moment you realise the helmet is on backwards

Local celebrity Jack Nicholson
Later that evening

Airplanes ! :-)

Good running on the finish lap in the event T-shirt

So go to the galleries to check out your awesomeness and get yours to keep for laters when you need it:

F3 Events - Dorney Lake Pennymatters triathlons:

Ringmer Triathlon:

So until next time, (the F3 Big South Swim photos should be up tomorrow)


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