Mem­bers hit the road to test them­selves

Tri Spirit

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Sport Starts Here -

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

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