Entries are now open for the 2016 Microgaming IoM Triathlon Championships
Event Date - Sunday 4th September 2016
Venue: Mooragh Park, Ramsey
Sprint & Standard distance races for both Individuals and Teams.
Min age for Sprint = 15 years
Min Age for Standard distance = 17 years
All competitors who are Island residents are asked to nominate a marshal for the event (marshals should be 18yrs +). 25 marshals are required. If your marshal is selected you will be contacted and any training required will be organised. Any entries without a nominated marshal will not be accepted.
Click on the cyclist to view the cycle course: 1 lap for the Sprint event 2 laps for the Standard event
Or on the Runner for the run course - 2 laps for the Sprint 4 laps for the Standard
Re-Scheduled Date - Saturday 9th July
The Microgaming 2016 Junior Triathlon will be held on Saturday 9th July at the NSC Douglas.
Anyone who hadn't previously entered may still enter using the 'Register Now' link below.
This is a great opportunity for all young athletes, aged from 8yrs to 14yrs to take part in a multi-discipline event, combining the 3 sports of Swimming, Cycling & Running.
The event is separated into the following Age Groups (age is based as at 31st Dec 2016) and the distances set are those as recommended by the British Triathlon Federation:
Swim 50 m (2 lengths) Cycle 1k (1 lap of NSC Raceway) Run 400m (1 lap of the NSC athletics track)
Ages 9 & 10yrs
Swim 150 m (6 lengths) Cycle 4k (4 laps of NSC Raceway) Run 800m (2 laps of the NSC athletics track)
Ages 11 & 12yrs
Swim 200 m (8 lengths) Cycle 6k (6 laps of NSC Raceway) Run 1600m (4 laps of the NSC athletics track)
Ages 13 & 14yrs
Swim 300 m (12 lengths) Cycle 7 (7 laps of NSC Raceway) Run 2000m (5 laps of the NSC athletics track)
Course maps and detailed instructions will be issued nearer to the time. Capacity is limited to 100 children, so please register as early as possible to secure a place.
Enter the Event by clicking on the link below
With the new season opening its time to start thinking about the Island Games in Gotland next year.
This year’s competition will form the basis for team selection for 2017. The criteria is as follows:
- Eligible to compete by virtue of Island Games Criteria (ie Manx, IoM resident etc).
- Current member of Manx Tri Club and British Triathlon.
- Actively competing in 2016 season.
Between 1st January 2016 and 12th September 2016 athletes must achieve the consideration time at a recognised Standard / Olympic Distance event (1500m open water swim - 40k bike - 10k run) and evidence of results submitted to the head of performance (Graham Stigant).
· Male: - 2 hours 9min
· Female: - 2 hours 25min
Manx Tri Club Selection Committee has the right to award a discretionary team place where consideration time has not been met due to a specific reason (e.g. injury / age restriction on taking part in Standard distance event during qualification period / distance of event changed by organiser due to weather conditions etc. - this list is not exhaustive).
For a discretionary place to be awarded the Committee will take into account results of other distance triathlons events / individual event performance such as open water swimming 1500m, 25mile Time Trial, and 10k running during the qualification period. Previous experience of racing over the standard triathlon distance 1500m, 40k, 10k in open water will also be taken into consideration.
Should an athlete attain a consideration time for the Commonwealth Games this would also be a consideration time for Island Games.
The rule from the IGA is that the minimum age for competitors is 18 on 31 December 2017.
The Microgaming Sprint Triathlon Festival weekend saw the course records smashed in both the Men's & Ladies Individual events and in the Team event. 78 competitors started in possibly the best conditions that the event has enjoyed over the last 8 years. It was great to see a big field of 25 ladies and a lot of new facers and 1st time triathletes.
In perfect weather conditions on Saturday, Becky Storrie led the womens field out of the Swim onto the Bike and No.1 was the position she held right to the finish line. Becky, who already held the ladies course record, absolutely destroyed her previous time, finishing in an amazing 1:02:23 (which also placed her 4th overall). Jenny Newbery, another very talented triathlete had chased Becky hard in the swim and on the bike, but couldn't match Becky's run & finished 2nd in 1:06:03 (9th overall). Wendy Sandford completed the podium in 3rd in 1:16:38 (31st overall)
15 year old Emma Draper, competing in her 1st Sprint Tri was the first Youth, finishing in an excellent 1:23:40 (11th Lady & 55th overall)
Amber Carridge had a great race to take the Senior Women Category Prize in 1:18:15 (4th Lady & 27th overall)
Christine O'Shea was the Veteran Women Category Women in 1:19:27 (5th Lady & 45th overall)
Becky Storrie, winner of the Ladies Race, pictured with her Team Mates, John Swindlehurst & Rob Parker from the Gym & Tonic Tri'ers who took 2nd place in the Mixed Team race.
In the Men's race, last year's joint winners Joseph Ricciardi and Andrew Nash found themselves head to head again. Joseph had a lead of 1min 15s over Andy as they came out of the swim, and then used his strength to add a further 50s on the bike. Despite the best T1 split of 24s, and the best run split of 17:21, Andy wasn't able to close the time gap, and it finished in that order, Joseph taking 1st place and Andy 2nd. They both however had raised the bar to a new level. Joseph finishing in a blistering 56m 27s and Andy in 57m 52s. Age & experience definitely have advantages as there was nothing 'Veteran' about Juan Kinley's time of 1:02:23 to give him 3rd place.
Kyle Cochrane put in a very credible performance in his 1st Sprint Tri to be placed 1st Male Youth in 1:25:01 (58th overall)
Ryan Downey & Paul Swindale raced very hard but weren't able to close the gap on 3rd place Juan, Ryan taking the Senior Men's category prize in 1:03:37 and Paul the Veteran Mens Category in 1:03:49)
Terry Bugg and Nigel Hendy the 2 Super Vets just keep getting better and better, both improving their Personal Bests, Terry by over a minute to take the Category prize in 1:19:08 (44th overall).
Sunday's weather wasn't as kind with a fresh and fairly chilly Northerly wind blowing down the promenade. It was however dry and it didn't prove a hindrance to those who were out to challenge the previous course record. 42 Teams, comprising 123 competitors put on a great display of team racing. Josh Corteen swimming for RGS Young Guns barely had time to get wet, completing his swim and transition handover in 9mins 4s to give Joe Haddock a lead out on to the bike course. Robin ('Batman') Garry riding for the Bikestyle Bandits wasn't going to let the small matter of being 3rd out onto the bike get in the way, as he overtook Joe, bringing the bike leg home in 27:00. Meanwhile Gianni Epifani (Team NSC), Roger Raatgever Team Microgaming), Liam Mazzone (Tri Hard), Rob Sorby (RGS Old Boys) & Paul Kneen (Team GPR) were all determined to mix it up and together with Joe all racked their bikes in under 31 mins. By now Batman had handed over the baton to Ben Corkill for the run. Ben didn't look back and the team (Joe Ricciardi/Batman/Ben) took the win in an incredible 54mins 45s. Team NSC (Luke Annett/Gianni/Andy Nash) took 2nd in 56mins 42s and Team Microgaming (who had shared Joseph for the swim leg/Roger/Tim Knott) took 3rd in 58mins 21s. The RGS Young Guns (Josh/Joe/Connell Jacques) weren't very far behind to take 1st Place in the Youth Team Category (6th overall) in 1:01:01.
In the Mixed Teams, Team Mac (Heather McGowan/Jon McGowan/Keith Gerrard) stormed around the course, to take 1st Prize in 1:03:17, Keith making light work of the 5k run in 15mins 55s!! 2nd place were the Gym & Tonic Tri'ers (Rob Parker/John Swindlehurst/Becky Storrie).
Heather McGowan, Jon McGowan & Keith Gerrard winners of the Mixed Team race.
The all Ladies Team of 'No Direction' (Silla Parnell/Cal Brown/Beccy Miller) clearly did know where they were going and took 1st Female Team in 1:13:55. 2nd place were the Tri'S of Carroll Powell/Clare Ledger & Kathryn Quayle in 1:17:28
Full results can be found via this link http://my5.raceresult.com/48220/?lang=en
Entries for the IoM Triathlon Championships on 4th September will be open shortly.
Two of our athletes got their season off to a great start with high placing in the elite field at the Windsor Duathlon at the weekend.
Karen Shimmin was competing in her first Senior Elite Women’s race and came 5th in a stellar field with women’s race winner Emma Pallant and non-other than Michelle Dillon second.
Becky Storrie came 6th in the Elite Junior race taking some significant scalps along the way in a field of 30 of the best juniors in the country.
The MTC Committee has reluctantly taken the decision to postpone this weekend's Junior Triathlon (Sat 2nd April) due to the poor weather forecast of strong winds and heavy rain.
Manx Tri Club
Hi everyone, we are looking at getting new tri suits/kit etc. We want to hear from you, our members. Would you like new kit? What colours would you like to see?
Also being our 25th year, we are thinking of getting some t shirts for this season. Techno material, white with logo and 25th anniversary . Approx £15. Available in xs to xxxl. (We have samples)
Please let me know your thoughts as soon as possible so we can sort and get orders in.
I hope all is well and training is underway for the upcoming season.
I thought I would remind you of the benefits of renewing your membership with the Manx Tri Club.
- Affiliation to England Athletics “EA” (remember to check the box on your membership application)
- Reduced entry fees to Manx Tri Club events
- Subsidised Manx Tri Kit
Please note that due to time constraints we will not be able to process any affiliations with EA for membership renewals received after 29 February 2016. For any existing / new members registering after this date you will need to obtain the affiliation yourself direct from EA if required. Manx Tri Club memberships not requiring EA affiliation can continue to be renewed up until [31 March 2016].
I apologise for the time restriction but I’m sure you will appreciate that we do need time to ensure our members are registered before the EA cut off date.
Good luck with your training and I hope to see you at the April Sprint Tri weekend on Saturday 23 April and Sunday 24 April.
As Part of the British Elite Championship Series this event will bring the top echelon of British Cycle Sport back to Manx roads on Sunday 10th April 2016.
It will be an annual event which will lead to the Island bidding to host the British National Road Championships in 2018.
The event will see three races for Elite Men, Elite Women and 2nd/3rd category riders being run simultaneously. That means approx. 450 riders and three separate race convoys on the road at once!
We need at least 250 volunteers to act as Stewards and Marshals on the day.
The duty hours will be from 12.30 pm to 6.30 pm at the latest. Lots of volunteers will be 'stood down' from approximately 4.00 pm onwards. The duty tasks will not be onerous or complicated, it will be mostly providing a 'hi viz' presence, marshalling barrier positions and helping people to cross the roads, all with a big smile! The volunteers will be the 'happy face' of the event as they were for the Commonwealth Youth Games back in 2011.
All volunteers will receive a souvenir T Shirt and will be entered into a raffle with some great prizes on offer.
We really need your help to stage this event which will lift Isle of Man Cycling to a new level. There are no local events on that day and you can still get your Sunday morning ride in if you want to.
Early commitment to this event is essential as we have to plan resources effectively.
Can you please let me know if you will help to make this a massive Isle of Man success?
Thanks in advance.
The 2016 Microgaming Triathlon Festival Weekend will be held over the weekend of Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th April at the Ramsey Swimming Pool.
This is a great season opener event over the classic sprint distance of 750m Swim / 20k Cycle & 5k Run, and being a Pool based swim is ideal for the 1st time triathlete. The Swim is 30 lengths of the Pool, the 20k Cycle course goes out towards Bride, through Andreas and back to Ramsey and then the 5k run is based in and around the picturesque setting of the Mooragh Park.
Like last year, the Individuals will race on the Saturday and then the Team Challenge day will be on the Sunday. This gives any Individuals competing on the Saturday the opportunity to also race on the Sunday with their friends, family or colleagues. Teams of 2 or 3 may enter.
The minimum age is 15 years (based on the age at 31st December 2016).
or use the Postal entry forms which can be downloaded below
We need about 25 marshals to run this event and as a small club, we are asking all entrants (who are Island residents) to nominate a marshal. This can be anyone over the age of 18 yrs. Obviously not all the nominated marshals will be required, but we will advise those who are as soon as possible and training will be given. It's only a couple of hours, and is a great event to watch and be involved in.
BECOME A MEMBER OF THE CLUB for the 2016 season by clicking on the box below or download the postal application form HERE
The criteria for consideration for selection for the Isle of Man Commonwealth Games Triathlon team to be held at Australia's Gold Coast has now been finalised.
Men's time 1:56:00 and Women 2:08:50
This represent a considerable reduction from Glasgow and has been driven by IOMCGA needing to make team size quotas.
Don’t miss a fantastic opportunity to attend the 2015 Isle of Man Sport Lecture to be held at the Gaiety Theatre on Wednesday 18th November starting at 18.00.
Guest speaker will be Jack Maitland, coach to 2012 Olympic Gold and Bronze Triathlon medallists Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee as well as numerous other World Class triathletes. Jack will be telling of how he took schoolboy athletes through to the Olympic podium. It will not be a technical talk about triathlon but about the process involved in developing young athletes into World Class performers and, as such, should be of interest to athletes, coaches and anyone else involved in sport wanting to know what is involved in reaching the top in their sport.
Tickets are free and the only restriction is that a maximum of four may be purchased at any one time. Please go to the Villa Gaiety Box Office to order your tickets.
Well done to Wendy Sandford who finished her first Ironman in Spain at the weekend finishing in 12:43:04 gaining 35th position in age group.
Also competing was Christine O'Shea who finished in 13:18:20 for 25th place in age group. Christine has done Niece and Bolton previously.
Don't forget its The Ironman World Championship, Hawaii this weekend 10th October starting at 06:25 local time Saturday, 17:25 our time. Live streaming is available on the Ironman website.
It was great to see so many newcomers and first time triathletes to the IoM Triathlon Championships at the Mooragh Park in Ramsey. Antony Bell-Scott & Karen Shimmin are the new 2015 Standard Distance Triathlon Champions, whilst Will Draper and Lisa Dunwell are the new Sprint Champions.
Antony Bell Scott ran a fabulous race neck and neck with Juan Kinley through the swim and the bike, but Abs was able to pull away on the run to take 1st place in 2:03:51s, with Juan 2nd in 2:07:15 and Ryan Downey in 3rd.
Although Karen was the only lady, she was strong throughout, having had a great years racing and finishing 8th overall against 29 men, in a time of 2:19:56
15 year old Will Draper, and first time triathlete showed that he is an excellent runner as well as a cyclist and overhauled Russ Collister on the final leg to take 1st place in a time of 1:06:26 in the Sprint, with Russ finishing in 1:06:42. Tom Isaac, making a return after a year off, finished strongly in 3rd in a time of 1:08:56.
Lisa Dunwell had a great race with Jan Catchpole in the Ladies Sprint, with Lisa pulling ahead of Jan on the run leg. Lisa won in a time of 1:20:31, with Jan in 2nd in 1:24:23 and Beverly Broderick in 3rd in 1:25:43.
The Teams all had great races in their own categories with some very close head to heads on each of their individual stages, particularly Robin Garry up against Gianni Epifani and Darren Bell on the Bike leg in the Standard and Ben Corkill, Kevin Loundes & Aaron Livesy on the run.
View Photos from the event here https://www.facebook.com/pages/Microgaming-Triathlon-2015/1650070675204900?sk=photos_stream&ref=page_internal Photos courtesy of Microgaming & Bill Dale
Thank you to all the marshals who did a fantastic job, and to Steve Shimmin for his very entertaining commentary and Graham & Sue Hughes for all the timekeeping.
Joseph Ricciardi and Becky Storrie travelled to Leicester for the BTF U20's Triathlon Festival on 6th September at Mallory Park. This is one of the Elite race series and it was great that both Joseph & Becky were invited to take part. Joseph finished in a time of 1:06:26 - 25th in Age Group and 34th overall. Becky always put's in a huge effort, but this took it's toll & unfortunately she was unwell after the Bike Leg and wasn't able to finish the race. The competition at this level is fierce, and both of them gained a lot from the experience.
6 Local athletes missed our local Championship event as they were competing at Bala in North Wales - Bala being a qualifier for the European's in 2016.
Sam Brand, Andy Nash, Paul Cubbon, Simon Lowe, Hannah Howitt and Lynsey Elliott enjoyed the perfect racing conditions, along with 650 other competitors.
Sam was first home from the Manx Team in a time of 1:58:04 - a fabulous 10th in Age Group and 18th overall. Andy Nash wasn't far behind in 1:58:35 - 5th in AG and 19th overall. Hannah & Lynsey both had falls during the race, Hannah slipping in T1 and spraining her thumb and Lynsey taking a nasty tumble off the bike at the dismount line. It didn't slow either of them down too much, with Hannah finishing in a great time of 2:12:37 - 2nd in AG and Lynsey in 2:19:02 - 3rd in AG. Paul Cubbon finished the season well coming in 2:16:56 - 15th in AG. Unfortunately Simon wasn't able to start the run and recorded a DNF after the bike leg.
Well done to Chris Tierney and Jonathan McNeill who completed Ironman Mont Tremblant, Québec at the weekend. The course has a very challenging bike leg with over 6,000 ft of climbing on the 2 lap course.
Chris finished in 11:28:28 408th overall and Jonathan in 13:21:57 1,285th overall. This was Chris's first Ironman and Jonathan's second after completing Lanzarote in 2012.
Congratulations to the Manx Tri Club members who took part in the Dublin 70.3 Ironman Race on 9th August.
Antony Bell-Scott finished a remarkable 25th overall including all the pros in a time of 4hrs 31 minutes. There were approximately 2,000 in the field.
Duncan Mackay finished in 5hrs 7mins and Microgaming's Ben Wood also finished the Individual event in 5hrs 55mins .The Parker 'clan' of Diane, Andrew and Robert took part in the Relay event.
Becky Storrie's excellent season continued with a 3rd place in the London Junior Elite race at the weekend. Becky, who is still only 16yrs old finished in a time of 1:10:01 which was just 35 seconds behind the overall winning time.
Joseph Ricciardi also had a great race, competing in the same event, and finishing 20th in a very competitive field in a time of 1:05:49. Andrew Nash, the current Island Champion, raced in the Olympic distance event and finished an excellent 8th in category in a time of 2:01:33. Great experience for all of them to race draft legal with elite competition.
Paul Swindale and Mario Ricciardi were also taking part, Paul in the Olympic distance age group event and Mario in the Sprint distance race. Thousands of competitors take part in this event, which makes Paul's 2nd in Age Group and 39th overall a fantastic achievement (out of something like 3500). Still only in his 2nd season of triathlon, Mario will also have been delighted with his 33rd place in Age Group and 360th overall.
Well done to the four Manx Triathletes who have now qualified for the 2016 Standard Distance Age Group World Championships in Cozumel Mexico.
Sam Brand (25-29), Paul Swindale (45-49), Juan Kinely and Paul Cubbon (50-54). The event will take place in September.
2015 Microgaming IOM Triathlon Championships
Sunday 6th September at the Mooragh Park, Ramsey
The IOM Triathlon Championships are now a little over a month away. The Race Instructions can be found below together with copies of the Swim, Bike and Run courses and the layout of Transition. Please take a few moments to look over them.
Sprint Distance 750m Swim Course
The cycle and run courses are the same for both distances. Sprint Cycle = 1 lap Standard Cycle = 2 laps Sprint Run = 2 laps Standard Run = 4 laps
Teams Enter Here
Individuals Enter Here
The Manx Tri Club were well represented at the British Triathlon Championships in Liverpool at the weekend. In all, 13 were competing across all the events. Over 2,000 age group athletes were taking part.
The weather forecast was spot on, with rain coming in from 10 am, allowing the majority of the age groupers doing the standard distance, to finish in the dry. The Elites didn’t have it so good.
Rebecca Storrie was competing in her first elite draft legal race at Sprint distance and was up against all the seniors too, as all 49 started from the pontoon at the same time. She acquitted herself well, holding a mid-place position out of the swim and building throughout the race, gaining positions on the run and managed to outsprint another competitor on the line to get 17th position overall and 4th Junior out of 21 with the fastest run split and still has two more years as a junior!
Sam Brand had a brilliant race, producing his best performance to date in his short triathlon career, having only started racing seriously last year. He finished 12th overall and second in his age category and only seconds off the top spot, his time 2:00:17.
Off the back of Island Games, European Championships and his University Graduation it has been a full-on fortnight.
Joseph Ricciardi was competing in the Age Group Sprint event and won his age group finishing a fine 2nd place overall only 2 seconds off the win.
A further well deserved podium went to Hannah Howitt who secured 3rd place in age group and 4th overall from a field of 110 in a time of 2:15:13 achieving a nine minute PB despite having picked up a time penalty. Hannah had the fastest female swim time of the day in the standard distance at 20:21 and was leading until the final lap of the bike.
Karen Shimmin was hot on Hannah's heels and had an excellent race with a very strong run to finish 6th overall and 4th in age group.
Dear Club Member
On Wednesday 22 July we are launching a Safe Cycling Isle of Man campaign. The aim of this campaign is to improve road safety for cyclists on the Isle of Man and promote harmonious road sharing.
We, Tanya Sanderson and Sean McLachlan, started this initiative after Kate Burge was killed in Kirk Michael on 4th August 2014. She was hit from behind by a Range Rover whilst cycling home from work.
Our campaign is about lobbying Tynwald to introduce a minimum safe passing distance of 1.5m enshrined in law.
There is ample precedence around the world where this has been implemented and we would encourage you to visit our website for more information www.safecyclingiom.com
The publicity that this campaign will cause will increase the awareness of the vulnerability of cyclists. It will also challenge some of the anti-cyclist attitude. As cyclists we would value your support in our efforts. You can do this by:
- Liking our Facebook page ‘Safe Cycling Isle of Man’ - this will become live on Wednesday.
- Writing to your MHK to support the change in legislation for a 1.5m overtaking law.
- Contacting us via our website if you would like to work in partnership with us.
Thank you in anticipation of your support.
Saturday 18th July was the inaugural Isoman Triathlon held at Arrow Valley Country Park in Redditch. Isoman is described as 'Triathlon Evolved' - more details here https://www.isomantri.com/ISO/
The long course is a 7 mile swim, 61 mile bike and a 26 mile run, although 1/2 & 1/4 distances were also available and categories for each of the individual disciplines, and an Aqua-Bike or a Duathlon.
Steve Kennaugh and Jill Bunyan were 2 of the 49 competitors brave enough to take on the full distasnce, which consisted of 8 laps of the lake, a single lap on the bike mostly on undulating country roads, and then 4 laps around the park. The water temperature was 21.5', but even so, over 7 miles it would feel cold. Both Jill & Steve found tiredness kicking in by laps 7 & 8. Competitors were allowed 7 mins in T1, before heading out on the bike. Back to T2, where 5 mins were allowed, and then out onto a convoluted run course through the park.
The weather was hot which made it a long day out for everyone involved, and despite the challenges of staying hydrated, Jill & Steve were both in the 30 finishers, Steve in 12:59 for 16th place and Jill in 13:22 for 19th overall and 4th lady.
Middleton Katz held the 2nd running of their now annual Open Water Competition at the Mooragh Park on Sunday 19th July. 44 competitors took part over the two distances of 750m and 1500m. Manx Tri Club were well represented with Joe Ricciardi taking 3rd in the Men's 750m, Jon McGowan 7th and Mario Ricciardi 13th. In the 1500m Chris Crellin came home 4th in 22:36, Graham Annett 5th, Jonathan Kind 6th and Clive Parrish 7th. Although competing under her Swimming Club, Becky was 1st home in the Ladies 750m and Lynsey Elliott was 2nd in the 1500m, with Gaynor Evans 4th and Caroline Moran 5th.
View the full Results here
Well done to the 7 strong Manx team that took part as GB Age Group athletes in the European Triathlon Championships in Geneva this last weekend. Hot weather, but a great course around the beautiful setting of Lake Geneva.
Joseph Ricciardi was 1st to go in the Sprint distance event on Friday 10th July. Joe had the worst of the heat as his race was at 11am. The rest of the team raced the Standard distance event on Sunday, although the trade off for not racing in the mid-day heat was an initial Wave start time of 6.30 am! (photo - Joseph exiting T1)
Results as follows (in Age Group order)
Joseph Ricciardi 8th overall (from 37) 2nd placed GB 1:07:37
Sam Brand 21st overall (from 40) 11th placed GB 2:06:35
Hannah Howitt 12th overall (from 24) 4th placed GB 2:23:19
Lynsey Elliott 7th overall (from 30) 4th placed GB 2:23:43
Wendy Sandford 22nd overall (from 30) 13th placed GB 2:44:14
Christine O'Shea 25th overall (from 30) 11th placed GB 2:48:20
Russ Collister 36th overall (from 88) 15th placed GB 2:21:51
Former British Lions and Scotland international rugby player Tony Stanger will be visiting our shores in July, to share his ideas on how we can nurture our young sports people and unlock their sporting potential.
The presentation starts at 2pm on Saturday 18th July, at the Keyll Darree Lecture Theatre at Nobles Hospital in Strang. The event is free of charge but spaces are limited and available on a first come first served basis.
Saturday 25th July - 6pm til 10.30pm
The idea is have a lot of fun riding bikes of all shapes and sizes. Fancy
dress is encouraged as are home built bike shed 'specials'!
There will be plenty of serious racing for all abilities with a full prize
It would be fantastic if we could fill Port Erin with cyclists, the event
coincides with the final weekend of the Tour de France so lots of people
will have cycling at the forefront of their minds.
We hope you can make it to port Erin for what will be a great night's
See FB www.facebook.com/saseventsiom and our website www.sasevents.im for Entry Forms
The Women's Team of Karen Shimmin, Lynsey Elliott & Hannah Howitt claimed the Silver medal in the Team Triathlon event. Karen finished in 4th place overall in 2:24:31 with Lynsey coming home in 7th in 2:28:19. Hannah, who had been the early leader out of the swim and still lying in 4th place after the bike, unfortunately collapsed less than 100m from the finishing line. The good news was that although being disappointed not to finish, Hannah was later fine, having received medical attention for dehydration.
The Mens event saw Andrew Nash and Joseph Ricciardi out with the early leaders. Strong bike legs from Sam Brand, Antony Bell-Scott & Juan Kinley kept them all in contention. Unfortunately Andrew suffered a clash with a fellow competitor whilst exiting T1 which left him with a foot injury. Nonetheless Andrew was 1st home from the Manx squad, finishing in 4th place overall in 2:05:51, Abs was next coming in 13th overall in a time of 2:08:50, with Sam Brand following in 17th overall in 2:09:52, then team manager Juan in 22nd place overall in 2:11:01and Joseph finishing in 23rd overall in 2:11:47
Full results here http://jersey2015results.com/sport.aspx?SportID=19
3 Manx Tri Club members took part in the Chester Triathlon, Karen Shimmin, Lynsey Elliott & Paul Swindale. The event doubled as the English National Championships, and as a European and World Championship qualifier.
Karen finished 4th in her age group but happily came away with a bronze medal for the English National Championship as the girl who placed 1st was Scottish. Her overall time was 2:17:55 which is an 8 minute improvement on last year.
Lynsey finished 2nd in her age group, but again as the 1st place lady was Scottish, Lynsey came away with the Gold Medal for the English National Championships. Her finishing time of 2:18:53 (a 10 min improvement on 2014) was enough to give her a qualifying place for the 2016 European's in Lisbon and this year's World's in Chicago.
After a solid swim (albeit very cold) of 21:32, Paul was lying in 12th place. His usual super fast transition and strength on a slightly long bike course saw him navigate up to 5th place heading back into transition for the run. Paul tried hard to defend his position, but the run isn't his favourite discipline and he finished 17th in his age group, but with a very respectable time of 2:11:47 in a very competitive field. Commenting on his race, Paul said he 'hoped to find his running legs somewhere in a field in middle England sometime soon'.
Good luck to the Island Games Team competing in Jersey. Some of the first medals of the Games will be decided when the 17 represented Islands will compete for individual and team medals at the waterfront , St Helier on Sunday 28th June with the Men away at 16:15 and the Women at 16:30.
Congratulations to Anthony Bell-Scott (Abs) on 1st place at the Bosworth Standard Distance Tri last weekend. This was a late replacement race for the Ellesmere Tri, well known to Manx triathletes, that was unfortunately cancelled this year due to low entries.
The weather was poor on the day, with strong winds and heavy rain, possibly favouring Abs as it felt like the usual Manx weather!
The swim was a two loop affair similar to the Ramsey Tri, with laps around two Islands, followed by a long run from the lake to T1. Abs had an average swim, coming out in 13th position, 4 minutes behind the leader.
On the 42k undulating bike section he managed to claw back 11 places, and came in to T2 in 2nd position, having posted the fastest bike split of the day, but still 2 and a half minutes down on the leader.
The run was four laps, all on grass paths, and after one lap Abs could see he was catching the leader, and made the pass at the start of lap 4, eventually crossing the line a minute clear, for his first ever triathlon victory, in a time of 2.11.05.
Full results here :
Rebecca Storrie competed in a very blustery Marine Lake Southport Triathlon on 21st June achieving an exceptional result in the sprint event. Her time of 1:11:25 not only gave her 1st in the U20 age group but first female overall! Second place was +1:26 and 2nd U20 was +3:32.
As this was a qualifier for the Age Group ETU Championships she has also booked herself a race in Portugal next year.
She will not be racing at the Island Games so her next race will be the elite race in Liverpool on 26th July.
Results here: Results
Little Beaver was one of the qualifying events for the 2016 World Championships which will be held in Chicago. Local athlete Paul Swindale, who is no stranger to the Little Beaver event, was there to have another go at this tough course. After coming out of the water 3rd in age group, Paul emerged for the 800 metre” dash” back to transition in good shape before jumping on the bike for the 46k bike leg. Despite tussling with a couple of people racing in the same age group, the new plasma 5 took him back to transition in joint 2nd, having managed to catch and pass his closest competitor during the bike leg and with a quick transition the two competitors emerged neck and neck
Sadly, then comes the hard bit, with the individual in joint 2nd running away from Paul and him trying to hang on for a qualifying spot for the worlds in Chicago. Due to the run being Paul’s weaker discipline he crossed the line 6th in age group, 68th overall (out of a field of 434) however due to 2 people in front of Paul not looking to go to the worlds, he managed to secure one of the four automatic slots in the 45-49 age group. Full results below.
Roll on Chicago & good luck to Paul.