Tri Spirit Team racing at home and further afield

Written by Liz King on . Posted in News

Tri Spirit Team had a busy weekend of racing both at home and abroad, with some team members achieiving PBs.

Candy Hawkins took on the Mini Marshman at Lydd Action Watersports – a 750m swim, 20K bike and 5.2K run – and posted one of the fastest female runs of the day in 28.44, finishing in a creditable 2.07.59 and coming second in her age category.

On Sunday, Nick Whitfield and Greg Steel took on the Marshman Half iron-distance, a 1900m swim, 89.5K bike and 22.3K run. It was a rare day for this event, with perfect conditions and relatively low winds, which helped Whitfield to finish with a big PB time of 5.14.15, with Steel not far behind in 5.42.39 in only his second half iron-distance event.

Elsewhere, Trudy Bray and Zoe Hoare raced the Hythe Bay Triathlon, with Bray finishing in 1.12.43.

At Bedgebury, Alison Scantlebury and Vicky Aitkenhead were running with their dogs at the Fit Together 5K Canicross event. Scantlebury finished in 21.44 with Aitkenhead crossed the line in 25.45.

Further afield, Liz King took on Ironman Lanzarote, billed as one of the world’s toughest Ironman events. Conditions on the day were brutal, with temperatures reaching 35 degrees with high winds, and King pulled out of the event at the beginning of the run.

The previous week various members of Tri Spirit took on the East Grinstead Tri – a firm favourite locally – but this year the swim was reduced from 500m to 400m, followed by a 26K bike and a 5K run.

Tom Stanley was first home for Tri Spirit Team in 1.25.41, followed by Julie Bradford (1.29.53), Debbie Milton (1.30.13), Sarah Leeson (1.38.07), Candy Hawkins (1.44.05), and Amber King (1.44.48).

Last month, Sarah Peachey took on the London Marathon for the first time, finishing in a very respectable 4.49.27.

The next event being organised by Tri Spirit Events is the Brett Ashford Triathlon on June 11 at the Julie Rose Stadium. More details can be found here.