At the Fritton Lake Triathlon Festival on Saturday and Sunday May 29 and 30 the London Fields Triathlon Club found two new champions! Seb Balcombe, competing in his first ever triathlon, won his age group in the Super Sprint on Saturday. In the true spirit of the club Seb even stopped to help the guy next to him in transition who was struggling just a little to get his wetsuit off! Sarah Allen, competing in her first ever Olympic (standard) distance triathlon, also won her age group on Sunday. She got clobbered in the swim by a big bloke, who looked more like a heavy weight boxer than a triathlete, recklessly swinging his arms at the swim start. She didn’t let it phase her and powered on to the second fastest run of the day in the women’s race. Guy Holbrow was fourth in his age group finishing in his fastest time ever over the Olympic distance.
If anyone else would like to have their results posted on the blog please let us know how you did. Congratulations to all those competing over the weekend. If you are thinking about competing in a triathlon next year the Fritton Lake Triathlon is a great event. You can choose a Super Sprint, Sprint or Olympic distance race. There is on site accommodation and the swim, bike and run all take place in a beautiful area around the Norfolk and Suffolk border. Just a reminder about the North Norfolk Triathlon at the end of the year. We have an inter club challenge with the North Norfolk Triathlon Club so we would like to see as many of you as possible competing in our club kit!
See you next week. Tim (LFTC Coach)