Saturday saw the second running of a Ful-on Tri specific wave at Eton Dorney, with a great turnout and some very "friendly" rivalry in the build up & on the swim start line. The high quality field saw a lead pack of 4 in the swim exit together around 5mins 20, consisting of Paddy Tierney, Euan Lees, Olly Bradford and Sarah Lewis.
The FoT men turned out in force on Saturday for the 3rd match of 4 in the Surrey Cross Country League, with 30 guys running round the very hilly & muddy Oxshott course. First home, in 5th place, was Charlie Elliott, followed closely by Conor Richardson, Euan, Stephen Hill and then hordes of others. With a decent turnout for the ladies match too, I think we had as many XC runners on Saturday as we did for the Mob Match in December, and it really made a difference.
Normal service was resumed yesterday as Ful-on smashed Thames Turbo in the annual mob match, having lost the two previous years, to go 4-3 up in the "series". 42 Ful-on athletes turned out, against 43 of Turbos, but quality overturned the slight numbers advantage to win 3722 points to 3128 (I'll explain my calculation if anyone's interested!).
We had just over twenty keen athletes at our first bike skills day at Hillingdon Cycle Circuit on Sunday. Despite the chilly weather, fortified by coffee and early-season mince pies we worked through a range of drills and skills sessions before spending the afternoon flying round the track in impressive formation! Well done to everyone who attended, we're looking forward to seeing everyone put their newly honed skills into practice on club rides and in races.
What an amazing week of racing it was for the ITU World Championships in Hyde Park!
First of all, some amazing results at the Aquathlon where our reigning age group world champion Anne Hevold successfully defended her title to win her age group and take home the gold medal again. Also, Sarah Lewis had an amazing race to take the silver medal in her age group.