Louth Tri Club rise to the occasion at Allerthorpe

The Louth Triathlon Club team at Allerthorpe EMN-190808-113625002
The Louth Triathlon Club team at Allerthorpe EMN-190808-113625002

Louth Tri Club were out in force as they headed their way out of the county to take on the Allerthorpe Standard Distance Triathlon.

A total of 11 athletes from the club made the trip to Yorkshire, with many racing the distance for the first time, opening with a 1500m open water swim, a 40k cycle, and a 10k run to finish.

Age group winner Phil Jackson EMN-190808-113613002

Age group winner Phil Jackson EMN-190808-113613002

Despite her goggles breaking within the first 100 metres, Abi Tinker was first out of the water with a time of 28min 59secs, with triathlon newcomer Ben Ham following shortly after in 33.19.

And then came Karen Moulding with a swim PB of 33.57.

With the bike his strongest discipline, Ham powered through the 40km ride in 1hr 04min 59secs.

It marked just a warm-up distance for his A race is in Poznan, Poland, later this year when he represents GB at the UCI World Championships.

Ham went on to be Louth TC’s fastest athlete of the day with a total time of 2.47.33.

Second-fastest Louth cycle time of the day went to Kate Simons (1.14.46), who carried on her momentum to be the first female Louth TC athlete over the finish line in a total time of 2.49.39.

The club rarely goes anywhere without bringing home a trophy, and Allerthorpe was no exception.

Phil Jackson rose to the challenge of the distance to take first place in his age group, bringing home both a trophy and a well-earned bottle of wine.

In true club spirit, members Gail Castledine and Julie Alcock ran over the line together, finishing what was a tough race in hot run conditions.