TRIATHLON: Louth club out in force for Southwell event

Louth Tri Club members competing at Southwell EMN-151005-191258001
Louth Tri Club members competing at Southwell EMN-151005-191258001

Louth Tri Club were out in force at Southwell Triathlon, the first in a series of three for the Midlands Sprint Triathlon Series.

The club had more than 20 competitors in the event with top finisher for the club in 16th place overall Martin Ball completing the course in 54 minutes and 42 seconds.

John Sharp, Club Chairman competing at Southwell EMN-151005-191244001

John Sharp, Club Chairman competing at Southwell EMN-151005-191244001

The highest placed female in the club was Kerry Drewery in one hour five minutes and three seconds.

The Southwell track is well known for its 5k run at the end with the famously named ‘The Southwell Slope’. After completing a 400-metre swim, 17.6km on the bike, it pushes competitors through the final stage of the competition.

The next part of the Midlands Sprint Triathlon Series will take place in Lincoln followed by the finale in Woodhall Spa in June.

The club also held their final Aquathon before the summer break with the fastest time for Duncan in 29 minutes and four seconds. The Aquathon gives people the chance to swim 400m in the Indoor pool at Mediran Leisure Centre before heading out for a run down the railway at just over 5k. They create some friendly competition within the club but also give members a chance to improve on a personal level.

The club is growing in strength and members rapidly, if you are looking to take part in a Triathlon, or just want to get fitter visit the club website www.louthtriclub.co.uk or follow the club on Facebook.