Annual Award Winners

Saturday 7th January saw members gather for our annual Christmas meal and awards presentation at the Bank House Hotel in Kings Lynn. After a delicious meal the following awards where presented. Short Course Female: Karen Wood Short Course Male: Alistair Doig Long Course Female: Pat Cooke-Rogers Long Course Male: Jamie Sparrow Achievement Award: Geraldine Jordan Most Improved: Anna Seaman Overall Female Athlete: Nicky Wnek Overall Male Athlete: Daniel Guppy Here’s to a great 2017 season and looking forward who’s names will be on the awards at the end of the year.

National Club Relay Championships

Over the weekend, the club took 4 teams to compete at the National Club Relay Championships held at The National Watersport Centre, Holme Pierrepont in Nottingham. This was our first attempt at a National competition with the club only being formed 8 months ago. The field itself is tough and littered with pro athletes, but there is a fun, festival atmosphere around the weekend. The event consists of a 500m swim, 15k bike and a 5k run. Each person completes one part before tagging the next person Saturday The womens teams went first on Saturday afteroon. We had 2 womens teams in total which was a great result for our club. There were plenty of fast teams and pros in attendance for this race! Womens A The Womens A team consisted of Sue George (captain), Nicky Roger, Jane Holmes and Geraldine Jordon. The team performed well and held their own throughout the event with a finish time of 4.30.17. The team finished 119 in their category and 147th overall in the event. The time would have been quicker but Sue was not feeling at her best but ensured she managed to get round so the rest of the time could Read the Rest…

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Geraldine Jordan – Iron Woman

A local mum of three took on one of triathlon’s toughest challenges last weekend, completing a half ironman – a total distance of 70.3 miles. Geraldine Jordan, age 48 from West Acre, entered The Grafman event held at Grafham water in Cambridgeshire having only taken part in two sprint triathlons last year. Geraldine had to swim 2.2 miles in open water, bike 56 miles and finish with a half marathon of 13.1 off-road miles. She completed the event in 6 hours 19 minutes putting her third in her age category, a result she was thrilled with. “It was a great event and I’m really happy to have finished in that time. I was hoping for 7.30 but it all just came together on the day.” Geraldine praised her coaching she had received from swim coaches Steve and Gaby Balls at King’s Lynn Triathlon Club as well as acknowledging her own hard training efforts over the past six months. “The Swim was fab, one degree warmer than Leziate so that was a nice surprise. I had Steve and Gaby’s advice constantly playing in my head as I swam – they have been an amazing help to me. The bike was great Read the Rest…

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Bumper weekend for Lynn triathletes

Members of Kings Lynn Triathlon Club got the triathlon season off to a great start this weekend with some impressive results. In the East Coast Super Sprint in Great Yarmouth Jamie Sparrow finished the 250m swim, 16km cycle and 3km run in 45.30, first in his age group (35-39) and fourth overall. Mark Collins beat his PB for that event by over five minutes, finishing in 56.04. Matthew Davies, Marcus Hawkins and Simon Light competed at Duston Sprint Triathlon in Northamptonshire an event comprising 400m swim, 20k bike and 5k run. Matthew finished in 1.02.56 placing him 8th in his age category (40-44) and 46th overall in a field of 461. Marcus came in at 1.05.46 making him 71st overall and 14th in age group (40-44), while Simon, despite being unwell, finished in 1.08.56, 25th in age category (35-39) and 118th overall. Dave Neal and Chris Workman took part in the Lincoln Sprint Tri, Chris finishing 59th and Dave 169th out of 494 finishers with both placing top 10 in their age categories. Chris put in an overall time of 1:12:25 with PBs on the 400m swim and 22K bike. Dave finished in 1:21:16. In Horst in the Netherlands Jack Read the Rest…

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Jack Gover qualifies for European Championships

Newly-launched Kings Lynn Triathlon Club already has its first member competing for Great Britain. Jack Gover, 20, completed the 2013 European Duathlon Championship Qualifiers event in Althorp on 2 March. Jack finished the sprint event comprising a 5k run, 20k bike and 5k run in a total time of 1hr 16mins. He finished fourth in the GB age group placings securing him a chance to compete in the European Triathlon Union sprint duathlon championships in Horst, Holland on 21 April. Jack, who only started training for triathlons and duathlons last year, said: “I am thrilled to qualify for the European Championships and can’t wait to wear my GB trisuit!” Everyone from the club would like to wish Jack all the best in 2013 European Duathlon Championships. Kings Lynn Triathlon Club now has over 50 members and is open to anyone regardless of ability or experience. Visit www.kingslynntriathlonclub.co.uk for details or find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/kltri/

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