30 Sept 2023
Super September - Super Athletes
In September, we saw Colin compete in the Ironman World Championships, Bob in the Invictus Games and Conor in the extreme ironman, The Brutal Triathlon.
But there were even more events and superb achievements for WTC members.
Our club secretary, Kate Edwards competed her second Ironman 70.3, this time in Berlin completing the 1.9km swim, 90km bike and half marathon in 6 hours, 30 minutes 13 seconds. Whilst at the same time Alex Smallshaw competed closer to home in The Vitruvian 70.3 near Rutland Water. Alex completed the half iron distance in 6 hours 3 minutes and 30 seconds.
Rebecca Major took part in the Ironman 70.3 event in Swansea. Due to an electrical storm in the area, Rebecca's strongest discipline, the swim was cancelled. This, combined with horrendous conditions on the bike meant meeting the cut off was too much of an ask. Well done for getting out there Becca and I'm sure you'll come back with a vengence next time.
Kate with her Ironman 70.3 medal
Alex with the Vitruvian Bling
Tom Mayor completed the 2 mile Swim Serpentine, earning his London Classics medal. The London Classics is reserved for thse who have completed The London Marathon, Ride London and Swim Serpentine. Having done the London Marathon back in 2012, Tom completed Ride London in 2022 and now receives the immense medal (it is REALLY BIG) in 2023. Well done Tom.
Tom with his Swim Serpentine and Classics medals
September is also the time for members to compete for the "Matt Clamp Handicap Trophy" also known as the Wangatron Championships. This Club Champs events took place at the Dorney End of Season Triathlon and handicap times are given to each member based on previous triathlons. There were some big improvements in individual times over last year, however the 2023 event was won by our social secretary, Bec Cooper.
Matt Clamp completed Kenilworth half marathon in preparation for next month's Abingdon marathon whilst Rosie Rand completed an Aquabike in Sandbanks. Well done both.
And finally, Colin Wood hit his 1000 day running streak on the 27th this month. That's nearly 3 years of running every day!