Turbos take on Worthing Triathlon
Thames Turbo was out in force at Worthing Triathlon this weekend. As one of this year’s races in the Club Championships, it proved to be a highly competitive event that saw a wide range of members pushing themselves to the limit to make their mark.
The fastest Turbo man of the day was Tom Higgins, who finished second overall. This is impressive considering it was Tom’s first Olympic distance race. First Turbo lady to cross the line was Women’s Captain Liz Pinches. Liz was second female home and managed to improve her time from last year by 11 minutes.
Special mention should go to Alex Rowe and Holly Clemens who won their Junior categories. As both managed to beat their dads in the race, there should be a new phrase for this: offspringed.
Here are some quotes from our members’ race reports:
I entered this event way back when before I was a Thames Turbo member, so I was delighted when it was announced as a club championship event. However this was my first sea swim as well as my first Olympic distance so I have approached it with a bit of apprehension. Very pleased with my performance and delighted to be doing it in my new TT tri suit!! Well done to all Turbos taking part today- it is great to race with some many people cheering and encouraging each other around the course.
It was such a pleasure to race with so many Turbos – as always the club events are the most fun in the whole calendar. And this one is a great favourite of mine – its low key but they put on a great event and there is a nice area to socialise afterwards, plus they do some great cakes.
Had my best ever swim by 2½ minutes, best 10km in an Olympic tri by 4 minutes and beat my previous Olympic time by 10 minutes with 2h 38m. Stoked.
There were some really strong turbo performances, including Wayne’s storming run, but toughest racing probably has to be shared by Tarsh and Birthday boy Andrew. They both had been utterly belted by the surf, and seeing them both grit it on the final 1k truly shows the Turbo spirit is alive and well. Great to support and be part of it. I know I live for racing, but supporting a group so dedicated comes a solid second.
Full results and pictures from the race:
Sprint distance: http://www.racetimingsystems.com/public … aceid=2440
Olympic distance: http://www.racetimingsystems.com/public … aceid=2441
Pics: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thamesturbo/ & http://gallery.sussexsportphotography.c … search.tlx