Olympic efforts at Norwich Triathlon

Seven members of King’s Lynn Triathlon Club were in action at Norwich last weekend: four taking on a sprint distance and three tackling the Olympic event both held at Whitlingham Country Park.

The sprint swim was 750m in the broad, followed by an 18k bike and 5k run around the lake.

First home for the club’s men was Sean Sands in a time of 1.20.28 and Kelly de Gol was first KLTC woman across the line in 1.20.22. Mark Gaskins and Anna Seaman finished in 1.32.53 and 1.28.23 respectively.

Jamie Sparrow was first club man home at the Olympic distance finishing in 15th place overall. He finished the 1500m swim, 38k bike and 10k run in 2hrs 14 minutes, marking a five minute PB for him at this event and earning him fifth in his age category of 35-39.

Nicky Roger suffered a puncture on the bike route causing her to lose valuable time but finished in a time of 2.33 placing her eighth female and second in her age category. Tamlin Hegarty smashed her personal goal to finish an Olympic distance tri in under three hours by crossing the line in 2.58.59.

In an event of a totally different kind Mark Collins with a team of friends took on the Tough Mudder challenge at Boughton Park near Kettering – an 11-mile obstacle course designed to test all-around strength, stamina, teamwork, and mental grit.