TRI CLUB: King’s Lynn Triathlon Club members were in action at events near and far.
Sunday saw the last of the Coltishall Jaguars 10km series in Norfolk.
The hot unsheltered course saw six club members perform superbly in the conditions.
First to cross the line was Ian Kidman (47.02), proving the sweltering heat was no match for such an elite athlete. He was almost caught by one of the club’s newest members, Paul Dunthorne (47.41).
Darren Elsdon was next home (56.05) followed by Stephen Pentland (1.05.11), who was chased down by his wife Alison Pentland (1.10.30) and Vicky Dunthorne (1.23.53), who ran the series in memory of her granddad who served in the RAF during the war.
Each medal from the three races symbolised the Battle of Britain. Dunthorne will hang her race medals with pride.
Junior members Lola Kidman and Thomas Elsdon took part in the Jolly Jaguars 2km race. Thomas finished 12th in 8mins 21secs and Lola, sixth girl to cross the line, finished 15th overall in 8mins 25 secs.
At Sandringham, Debbie James was the only club member in the Sandringham XK (10K). She put in an outstanding effort, crossing the line in 48.26 for 28th place and again proved running is her forte.
Two members raced in Thoresby Park in Nottinghamshire at the Outlaw X triathlon.
Warren King and Dave Neale completed the 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike and 13.1-mile run in outstanding times.
King is new to triathlon, this being his first season. He had no plans to take on a middle distance triathlon but said: “I just thought I would give it a go.” He crossed the line in an amazingly fast 5.39.20.
Dave Neale followed and crossed the line in six hours and 7 seconds earning him 6th place in his age category.
In London, the heat didn’t bother Maureen Wolfe, Kevin Cross or Samuel Rose as they took part in the two mile Swim Serpentine event.
Wolfe said this was her biggest challenge to date as swimming doesn’t come naturally to her.
She decided to enter the event after suffering many running injuries last year and completed the swim in 1.19.16.
Meanwhile, despite going a little off course and swimming into a boat, Cross didn’t dent his pride or finish time too much when he completed the swim in 1hr 7 mins.
Sixteen year-old Samuel Rose swam in a time of 40.47 to finish 12th overall.
Further afield, Jenna Gotts undertook a 36km challenge in Disneyland Paris.
This consisted of running 5km on Friday, 10km on Saturday and a half marathon on Sunday.
She completed the half marathon in 2 hours 10 mins, earning herself five medals, five finisher T-shirts and many selfies with the Disney characters.