Thanks and well done to everyone who made the Ful-on Tri Club Wave at today's Dorney Supersprints such a success.
The weather was kind to us, and going off as the last wave meant we had the course almost to ourselves towards the end. It was great to hear that this was so many people's first experience of an open water Tri - hopefully racing against "friends" has been the welcoming kind of introduction that will make you want to race some more.
Following feedback from members we have decided to revamp our kit design. Graeme and Barry, our kit officers, have worked tirelessly on getting this ready for the coming season so hopefully you will like our new look!
We are opening a new kit order imminently which will close on Friday 24th May so that we have new kit for the summer and for the busy racing season ahead.
The ful-on duathlon 2013 was held last Sunday 28th April on a relatively sunny day down at Dunsfold Park near Cranleigh. The first wave for Open men set off in calm sunny conditions which led to a fast race on the run and the bike! Whereas the Open and Vet women had a tougher time as the wind picked up on the course provided by the flat open runway! However, this did not stop our members storming the race with huge success!
42 ful-on tri members raced on the day and I am very pleased to announce that we won both the men and women's team prizes!
Rich Curling & Dwyn Lewis set the early season standard at this morning's 25mile TT. In fairly miserable weather, Rich clocked 1:02:18 to lead the Ful on Tri posse home, followed by Phil Roker & Alex Bump. Dwyn clocked 1hr 09mins, ahead of CJ and Sarah Lewis. Biggest congratulations and thanks though go to Matt Bidwell, Toby Head, Luke Carey and Simon Kenyon, who stepped up to marshall the event. Great effort from everyone. Next TT is another 25miler on 14th April... let Phil know if you want to join in the fun!
The final cross country league race of the season saw a very strong turnout for the men, with 16 hardy FoT runners hitting the starting line. This strength in numbers delivered a really solid 2nd place behind Dulwich and ahead of Croydon. Top preformer was Conan, storming home in 8th position, followed by Steve Hill, Tom Claracq, Adam Fraser, Rich Curling, Haukur Heimisson, Mark Benton, Rob Gray, Simon Kenyon, Paul Seddon, Alex Bump, Jaco Geyer, Dave Matthews, Francis Kung, Mike Powell & Jamie Woodlands.