A busy weekend for the members of Boston Triathlon Club with adult and junior athletes taking part in five separate triathlons around the country. Peter Mittertreiner managed two on his own.
Nottingham Sprint Triathlon
Saturday morning started the ball rolling with the OSB Events Nottingham Sprint Triathlon. The event wholly within the grounds of the National Water Sports Centre at Holme Pierrepoint Country Park in Nottingham, is a flat and high speed course. The 750 metre swim is a short loop of the rowing lake, before transitioning to the bike for four anti-clockwise loops of the lake totalling 20km before a final single 5km loop in the opposite direction bringing athletes back to the finish in front of the Grandstands. The wind blowing down the lake made for a choppy swim and encouraged the riders to stay well tucked for the bike leg. All athletes performed well in the given conditions.
|Alan Wheeler||5th||(M) 45-49||1:07:43|
|Peter Mittertreiner||13th||(M) 50-54||1:19:13|
|Adam Sellars||13th||(M) 30-34||1:19:37|
|Jade Hawkins||6th||(F) 25-29||1:25:42|
|Jonathan Francis||35th||(M) 45-49||1:32:44|
|Thomas Owen||19th||(M) 35-39||1:33:40|
|Lynsey Ballans||11th||(F) 40-44||1:34:39|
Outlaw Half Nottingham
Boston Triathlon Club where back at the National Water Sports Centre early on Sunday morning for the Outlaw Half Nottingham triathlon. This was the sixth year of running for this event that always sells out quickly.
The swim again took place in the National Water Sports Centre rowing lake, the loop was substantially longer than yesterdays at 1.2 miles (1.93km).The bike route took athletes on a tour of villages to the east of Nottingham touching Long Bennington, Southwell and Oxton as it wound its 56 mile (90.1km) way back to Holme Pierrepoint for the start of the run leg. The run was thankfully for the competitors, mainly flat as it follows the banks of the river Trent towards Nottingham before turning back at Trent Bridge to return to the Water Sports Centre.
|Peter Mittertreiner||107||(M) 50-54||6:18:15|
|Martin Jessop||124||(M) 50-54||6:43:26|
|Craig Mccallum||216||(M) 45-49||7:16:10|
|Jamie Stanton||229||(M) 45-49||8:30:13|
Slateman Legend 70.1
Steve Bourne returned again to the land of Dragons to take part in the world famous Slateman Legend Triathlon. The Always Aim High hosted event takes part in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park and forms part of the Adventure Triathlon Series. The swim took place in Llyn Padarn surrounded by the ancient Welsh mountains was 1.9km long. The 91km bike course in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park included 1.35km of elevation gain as it took Steve around Mount Snowden, Glyder Fawr and Glyder Fach. As if to pile insult onto already screaming leg muscles the 1/2 marathon run (13.1miles, 21km) which concludes the event added a further 590 metres of elevation gain as it climbed through a slate quarry which gives the race its name. Steve finished this amazing feat in a time of 05:51:34 21st (M Senior)
Ashbourne Junior Aquathlon
A unexpected fire alarm didn’t phase the Boston Triathlon Juniors as they travelled to Ashbourne near Derby to take part in the Junior Aquathlon. The PMA-Racing hosted event took part at the Ashbourne Leisure Centre on the outskirts of the Peak District National Park.
Tri Start (8) = 100M Swim / 1000M Run
TriStar 1 (9-10) = 150M Swim /1500M Run
TriStar 2 (11-12) = 250M Swim/2K Run
TriStars 3 & Youth (13-16) 400M Swim/3K Run
Ashbourne Sprint Triathlon
Earlier in the day PMA-Racing also hosted a Sprint Triathlon ahead of the Junior Aquathlon at the Ashbourne Leisure Centre. The 400m swim took place in the same pool which would host the the Junior event later in the day. With a 17km bike ride to the edge of the Peak District National Park and a 5km there and back run. Boston Triathlon was represented by Marcus Kenning 47th (M 40-49) 1:20:11