Members hit the road to test themselves
Tri Spirit team members were involved in competitions across UK and abroad at the weekend.
Clare Donovan, Alison Scantlebury, Jo Coshell, and Nigel Costiff took on a four-mileteam swim down the river Rother on Saturday. They completed the course swim in around two-and-a-half hours.
Liz King travelled to Cervia, to race Ironman Italy.
This was her 19th ironman race and she was supported by team-mates Ali Steed, Nick Whitfield and his partner Lorraine.
With a strong swim and bike sections, King was on course for a good race, however she faded on the run, finishing in 15:39.
Sunday saw team members racing at Eton Dorney lake, Hever Castle, Ashburnham and Barns Green.
Andy Stewart raced at VO2 Sprint Triathlon at Eton Dorney. He finished third in his age group in 1:14.38 – an excellent time in his first full season of triathlon.
Steve Berry was in wind-down training for the Ironman World Championships in Kailua-Kona in Hawaii on Saturday and helped a friend race at Hever Castle in the super-testing half-iron distance event The Gauntlet.
Steve and Jackie Maxted travelled to Barns Green to race the tough and hilly half marathon.
Both put in great performances with Steve crossing the line in 2:36 and Jackie in 2:07. Steve said: “Heard it was tough but the reality was harder than expected. Many miles of long drags/climbing, and in 22C. Great event.”
Darren Clark raced at the Sussex Triathlon in Ashburnham, completing the sprint event in 1:47.51.
The previous week, David Whitehead had raced in his first ironman 70.3 at Weymouth, putting in a respectable time of 7:41.39.
Amber King raced at the Givaudan Ashford 10k on Sunday in a PB 1:40.
Tri Spirit Events next competition is Chilham Castle Duathlon and Trail runs on Sunday, where you also have the chance to race with your four-legged friend in either the 5k or 10k doggy dash.
Fred Ling with his new Ford Fiesta rallycross car
Safety crew member Christine Costiff with Tri Spirit’s Nigel Costiff, Clare Donovan, Jo Coshell and Alison Scantlebury