Jonkoping, Sweden, Ironman 70.3, 9th July
Paul Newsome went to Jonkoping in Sweden for this event centered around crystal clear Lake Vattern, a UNESCO Biosphere reserve. Paul was delighted to place 5th in his age group and 32nd overall in 4.26.57. This placing means that Paul has qualified for the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Finland in 2023.
Hereford Sprint Triathlon Sunday 10th July
Sarah Summerskill did really well by going back to her home county to do the Hereford Sprint Triathlon, placing 4th female and 1st in her age group in a quick 1.10.32.
Hedgehog Tri Swim the Lake at Ardingly Reservoir, Wednesday 20th July
Eleven members from Mid Sussex Triathlon Club turned out for the popular Swim the Lake event . Paul Newsome placed 5th in the 3km event in 46.30 with Gareth Handley close behind in 48.57, placing 6th. Joan Murphy placed 3rd in 25 mins with Katie MacGregor 5th in 26.27. The event attracted about 70 swimmers with participants coming from Eastbourne, Littlehampton, Chichester, Horsham, South London and Twickenham. The options included 3km, 1.5km and 750m swim distances. The entry fees allowed Hedgehogtri to make a donation of £130 to a childrens Cancer Charity.
Outlaw Ironman, Nottingham, 24th July
Luc Berthouze and Sam Crofts went to the National Watersports Centre in Nottingham for the popular Outlaw Ironman Triathlon on Sunday 24th July. Luc finished 105th and an impressive 7th in his M50-54 age group in 11.12.45. Sam Crofts finished close behind in 11.29.09, placing him 25th in the M40-44 age group.