A bril­liant start to the sea­son

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - SPORT -

A RECORD turnout for Ash­ford Tri Club at the East Grin­stead Triathlon was a great way to kick off the 2007 sea­son.

The 14 ea­ger Ash­ford Tri Club mem­bers com­peted in the 400strong field with grit and de­ter­mi­na­tion.

The strong winds of the pre­vi­ous day had largely died down, and con­di­tions were cool and yet some­what damp.

Ian Port led the way for the club with an im­pres­sive swim split of 0:07:37, hot on his heals were Si­mon Scott and Andrew Bar­wise both within a minute of Ian as they ex­ited the swim phase.

In the end Ian’s strong bike and steady run en­sured he fin­ished as the lead­ing Ash­ford club mem­ber with a time of 1: 21:59, fol­lowed closely by Jan Pospisil, who posted the quick­est run split of the day.

Liz King was the quick­est Ash­ford Tri Club fe­male com­peti­tor post­ing a very re­spectable time of 01:30:40, with a swim split which beat most of the club’s male com­peti­tors, not bad for an ath­lete who nor­mally con­cen­trates on Iron­Man dis­tances.

Over­all a very pos­i­tive start to the triathlon sea­son for the club.

The next key event for the Ash­ford Tri Club is the sec­ond Con­nells Fri­day 5km run on Fri­day June 1 at Vic­to­ria Park.

If you would like to find out more about ei­ther the Con­nells Fri­day 5km Se­ries or the Ash­ford Triathlon Club then visit the ATC web­page www.ash­for dtri­club.co.uk

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