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Wednesday, 16 May 2012

East Grinstead Tri 2012 - now live

The Gallery for the East Grinstead Triathlon is now live and on line here:

A full report is available on the EGTri website here
And the race results are here on StuWeb -

More info on other races is at the end of this blog...scroll down for more info.

EG Tri Race report by Andy Peel of East Grinstead Tri Club:

"East Grinstead Triathlon Club was blessed with unseasonably good weather as Royal Marine’s
sportsman of the year, Charles Pennington, dominated the men’s race by posting the fastest swim,
bike and run splits getting round in just under 1 hour 6 minutes beating clubmates from South
London Harriers Matt Chapman ( 2nd) and Jim Burdett (3rd).
Charles Pennington - with trophy and fast machine
The same 500m swim, 26k bike and 5k run were covered by winner of the Ladies’ race, Beckie
Woodland, in 1hour 17 minutes following a storming run leg. Victora Kenny posted the fastest swim
split for second overall, with Sarah Lovelock coming in 3rd.
Beckie Woodland winning the ladies race

Over 140 racers were taking part in their very first triathlon, including a number in the ladies’ novice
event. Winner this race was Rachel Way in 46 minutes. Carolyn Markham did very well to come
second considering she had only ridden her bike twice in the past 20 years. Francine Davies of
Ashurst Wood came in 3rd raising money for Sussex Search and Rescue in the process.
Francine Davies flying into the finish

Notable local performances came in the shape of Frances Ludman of Forest Row who won the Ladies
Over 60 race. Eddie Wright, who did the first ever East Grinstead Tri 27 years ago claimed 3 rd male
over 60 and fellow East Grinstead resident Graham Chadwick came 6th in the same category in his
first ever race. East Grinstead Tri Club member, Simon Neave was 6th in the over 50’s.
Frances Ludman  cycling to win the over 60 race
One competitor seemed determined to add an extra challenge by doing a second bike lap until quick
witted marshals stepped in to show him the way.

Club Chairman Richard Merry and Race Director Pete Holley reflected on another successful race and
passed on their wholehearted thanks to the Kings Centre and local residents for accommodating this
highly regarded race."

And now here's some proof that cycling and running is good fun, especially in the East Grinstead Sun

what - you again ?

good to go

The eyes have it

Total control of the vehicle at all times

Double thumbs up

Doggy tounge riding

Ashford Tri supporting their own at the finish

Strong finish in at the end

Run faster when your club mates are watching

Dip for the line to ensure you're in there.

In other news...

Sevenoaks Tri - had a rather nice videos done by Neil Gear :

See  - we told you it was wet. Neil's available to cover other events and you can contact him on or call 07920 023255

Also entries are open for the 7Oaks Junior Aquathlon - so go here to find out more -
It's going to be held on the afternoon of Sunday 8th July 2012 at Tonbridge School Sports Centre - so get your young guns down to this for a great days racing.

And finally - if you're getting used to all this mud, and rain and enjoying running in it - we'll see you at the Brutal Run on Saturday. Don't forget your waterproof racing legs, entry still open -

until next time

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