Bank Holiday Sunday and it didn’t rain AND the sun made an appearance – how about that! The Event Team would like to thank everyone for making the race such a fantastic experience, feedback on facebook has been great, we’re delighted everyone enjoyed the move to Woodhorn Museum, do keep feedback coming in, it helps us shape future events.
Provisional race results are now online at http://www.vo2maxracingevents.co.uk/Events/QE2-Sprint-Triathlon-2012/Results and there’s also a mini race report too. Confirmed results will be posted 6th June.
National Duathlon Champion 2012 and World Silver medallist 2011 Anna Turvey once again dominated the female race finishing in 1:21:10 with Manchester Tri’s Sarah Rose in second closely followed by Joyce Mark. The fastest bike saw Turvey take the lead onto the run and with the fastest run too, saw her comfortably over the line first. Mark put herself in contention with the second fastest bike split but it was Rose who put together a great bike and run to take second place from Mark. A bright future in store for first U20 Robyn Waugh, with the fastest swim and second fastest run saw her take fourth overall and victory in the U20 age group.
Racing was absolutely terrific and the leading places across the age groups and overall was changing until the last moments of the race. The 750m swim in the 18 degree lake was fast, with U20 Daniel Johnson, Ryton Tri first out the water, followed by Phil Aiston, Tyne Tri a few seconds later. The chase group containing Wilson, Jones, Wylie, Downes and also Robyn Waugh, the first female, closely following the lead pair.
A quick transition saw them out onto the 24Km bike course and with very little wind, turned out to be very fast. It was David Barker, Tri Northumberland, who started to make his move through the field, and entered T2 with a commanding lead. Would it be enough? The chasing pack of Oguona (who posted second fastest bike split of 36:24 to arrive with the lead chase group) Walker and Wilson are known for their running ability. Despite Oguona posting the second fastest run split for 6km it just wasn’t enough and Barker was comfortable in victory, his patience in training paying off with a very well deserved first place. Garry Walker just missed out finishing in third place and Junior Daniel Johnson, despite the fastest swim and run, just missed out on the overall medal finishing in fourth – what a great racing future this likeable young lad has.
- Anna Turvey 1:21:10
- Sarah Rose 1:25:26 Manchester Tri
- Joyce Mark 1:26:09
- David Barker 1:13:30 Northumberland Tri
- Daryl Oguona 1:14:21 Tyne & Wear Fire Service
- Garry Walker 1:14:40 NE31 Tri
Photo’s will be online very soon at http://www.bobmarshall.co.uk.
Next up the Northumberland Triathlon festival, Challenge Swims (1500, 3000m) and Sprint and Standard Triathlons, information available at http://www.vo2maxracingevents.co.uk/ - hope to see you there!
Gary, on behalf of the Event Team