Leeds ITU standard distance – analysis of results

Bill Johnson has done a quick analysis of the tri standard distance results for people to wrangle over.  
For each person it shows:
  • time for each discipline
  • rank, i.e. how your time for that discipline ranks compared with all the other finishers in your category
  • “expected” – this is a calculation of how long the average person in your category would have taken at that discipline if their finish time was the same as your overall finish time. i.e. it shows what time you would be expected to do in that discipline based on your finish time.
  • “gain”/”loss” – this shows how much time you gained or lost compared to that expected time.
  • “run fade” – this shows how much you slowed up over the final couple of laps on the run compared to the first […]
By | June 13th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Burnley 10k – by Graham Plews

The forth year of the ‘hilly’ Burnley 10K greeted the c. 2000 competitors with wall-to-wall sunshine. The race started and finished in the fabulous Towneley Park with a short road section linking this section with a loop around Thompson Park. Burnley really is blessed with some great parks.
ABurnley 10k - Graham Plewsnyway, given my recent demands on NHS resources I’m not sure how sensible it was for me to enter the race but I thought “you only live once” and its all good triathlon training so lets go for it! A couple of years ago my time of 46.51 would probably have plunged me into a state of depression (only kidding!) but when I saw I came third in my AG out of 33 and 148th overall decided perhaps this wasn’t too shabby after-all. 
The race was […]

By | June 7th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Slateman Full triathlon – 22nd May

Slateman Race report by Anne Johnson – 1000m swim, 50k bike, 11.6k run

I first heard about the Slateman three years ago from a race report in 220 magazine. Coming from a fell running background and just able to swimming 400m in the pool, the event appealed to me as a future goal.

On the morning of the race, Bill and I set off for Llanberis at 5am. Bill, not yet as enthused by triathlon as me, but there for much needed moral support.  I felt as prepared as I could be for the swim and my cycling had improved a lot. The run should have been my strongest discipline, but having had so much  problem with my knees and calfs, I didn’t know how it would go. The rain was meant to hold off until late afternoon but the heavens opened as I registered . Hadn’t taken any […]

By | May 26th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Velothon Wales – by Colin Brooke

Colin Brooke – reporting on Velothon Wales 22 May 2016

Tried owales velothonut the latest thing in cycling events last weekend – Velothon Wales is one of the series of events held throughout Europe. The really attractive feature of the 140km course was that it was all on closed roads which meant riding either side of islands and roundabouts and taking blind right hand bends tucked into the right hand kerb, just like the real thing as seen on TV. With 12500 participants there was some congestion on narrow roads and at feed stations but, otherwise, and especially without having to constantly check for vehicles, the event was very enjoyable. During the early easier part of the route there were murmurings and warnings about the impending climbs, a long one up the Tumble onto the moors and a shorter one up the […]

By | May 25th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Great Wall marathon – by Doug Gurr

“Great Wall Marathon” – kind of does what it says on the tin.  It’s a marathon, on the Great Wall of China – what’s not to like?  Slickly organized, it’s a marathon, half marathon and 8.5K “fun run” rolled into one with 2,500 runners (about 1,000 in the marathon itself) and around the quarter of the race on the Great Wall itself – passing East to West near the start and then West to East towards the end with (apparently) some 5,164 steps to be climbed along the way.  The rest of the course being a trog around some rural Chinese villages with a bunch of hills thrown in for good measure.

To reduce congestion the race sets off in five waves ten minutes apart from 7.30am to 8.10am with full and half marathon runners mixed together in the first four waves and the “fun” run […]

By | May 25th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

April away ride – hosted by Chris Lees

The monthly ‘Away Ride’ was last weekend (16th April) and hosted by Chris Lees – long time club member and recently retired – which means he is extremely fit as he is riding his bike every day!  We travelled to the outskirts of Barnsley and after our pre-ride feed (excellent coffee & cakes courtesy of Chris’s better half Sara), completed a 90km ride on mostly undulating roads – the Garmin reading said 700m climbing but it felt pretty flat when compared to our own Calderdale and consequently, the increased mileage didn’t take too much out of the April away ridelegs.  We had a good bunch out although we were missing Colin the Legend (he got the dates mixed up) and Roger (no idea where he got to!).  The coffee stop was the very pleasant Farm Cafe in Whitley (http://thefarmcafewhitley.co.uk/)  where […]

By | April 21st, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Ampleforth duathlon – by Laura Wright

Ampleforth Duathlon last Sunday was the inaugural race of this well organised and fun event. Undulating runs and bike ride with the start based at the scenic Ampleforth Abbey – organiseAmp 1d by York Tri Club. 11am start so plenty of time to get up there without starting out stupidly early. Would be nice if Calderdale Tri could support this event in 2017. Oh, and did I mention I was 1st in my age group (50-59) out of 4! (And free photos, courtesy of Walkers wit

laura ampleforth tri 4

By | April 21st, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Windsor duathlon – by Laura Wright

IMG_0005 The week before (and the reason Ampleforth felt like a walk in the park), Dex and I completed Windsor Duathlon. The organisers were unlucky in that heavy rain the night before had turned the transition area into a quagmire, and proceedings kicked off an hour late due to inept parking marshalling. Being part of the age group duathlon qualification, we were in the midst of serious athletes, with what I thought was a harsh cut-off of 3.5 hours. Windsor Great Park is indeed iconic, but this was somewhat lost on me with a hill start for the 10K run (I felt like an old pit pony), a wallow in deep mud to exit transition followed by the same hill start into a challenging 4 circuit 40K bike ride with a few slow pulls and a couple of cheeky inclines. Mercifully, […]

By | April 21st, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments