It was tears of joy and disappointment for members taking part in Ironman Wales on September 13th. The race is well established as having one of the most challenging bike and run courses on the Ironman calendar. This is balanced by Tenby's North Beach providing the most spectacular swim location.
Three members set off on the gruelling course, Andy Darby, Chris Gale and Adrian Beer (pictured). All three covered the 2.4 mile sea swim in great times and it was looking good for the 112...Read more
Several members journied to the North East for the 35th Great North Run on September 13th. For Captain, Alan Hannibal (pictured with a couple of fairies, he is clearly missing the dressing up!) it was his 26th consecutive Great North Run and for Estelle Murray, it was her very first half marathon. Estelle only joined the club in March as a beginner so very well done to you. Chloe and Ellie Loosley are pictured below.
After qualifying in June's Tour of Cambridgeshire Gran Fondo, members Simon Moore and Richard Wareham headed to Aalborg to take part in the UCI Cycling Tour Finals. If you're not sure where Aalborg is, it's a small town in Northern Denmark.
The road race was a gruelling 164.8km, about 100 miles. With over 1200 riders competing from 48 nations. The men went off in ten minute intervals and in five year age groups. Richard and Simon were in the 40 to 44 group.
The race started and finished in Aalborg and was one lap through the beautiful Danish countryside...Read more
On Saturday 29th August, Club Chairman David Newton and Welfare Officer Annette Newton battled through the crowds to compete in the Thames Meander Marathon!
Here's David's account.
Annette and I meandered round the Thames from Kingston Bridge to Putney in our first trail marathon, aptly named Thames Meander.
Congratulations to long standing member, Tony Cotton who received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's Hunts Post Sports Awards. At the age of 77 he is a constant source of inspiration and encourages members, old and young to achieve great things. Believe it or not, Tony only started running when he was 47 after deciding to swap his bike for a pair of running trainers.
At the awards, Tony said, “I used to ride my bike up and down the A1 then I just thought I would take up running as I first did it at school." In the 30 years' since he...Read more