Written by: Xavier Faux.
This weekend was the annual Leg of Steel. A new course but still as amazingly organised and exceptionally popular. The biggest high 5s go to the incredible organisers: Sam Playfair, Marija Lasauskaite and Spin Queen Emma Williams. They absolutely nailed it. Thanks so much for putting on a great show. They were supported by a fantastic crew of volunteers: Will Manns, Suzie Rylatt, Brian Canty, Charlie Elliott, Colin Frew, Daniel Steele, David Bulmer, Ed Challes, Emma Guthrie, Emma Williams, Faye Sanders, Haukur Heimission, Heather Mayer, Jane Osborne, Jon Green, Jon Moseling, Katie Marsh, Lorraine Kelsey, Lucinda Springett, Nick de Bouillane, Nicola Anderson, Paula Rutherfoord, Pete Doubleday, Richard Harper, Richard Hundrods, Ruth Purbrook, Ryan Howes, Sam Playfair, Sarah La Hausse, Sarah Watts, Tasmin Booth, Vince Rowe, Walt Rothon, Martin Bruwer, Mateus Pimenta and Dan Steele.
At the cycling end of business, well done to: Keiran Allen, Nicola Anderson, Stuart Archer, Siobhan Brownlow, Thomas Claracq, Kevin Couchman, Nicholas de Bouillane, Parys Edwards, Christina Jenkins, Tamsin Booth, Mateus Mendonca Pimenta, Michelle Ogilvie, Faye Sanders, Annalisa Sarasini, James Tyrie, Jill Walsh, Mark Westwood and Claire Wood.
Still on two wheels Heather Mayer was crit-ing at the olympic park! Hope it went well.
The very next day, Christina CJ Jenkins was in action at the Clarendon Half Marathon. Well done. Meanwhile Ben Te Beek did the Utrecht 10k.
Stepping one week back, huge congratulations to Angela Hughes for being first women at the Triathlon X, claimed to be one of the hardest middle distance races in the galaxy. Well done!! She is now the proud owner of a massive slab of slate. Made every second of 10h race worth it! And a quick update from Kerstin Mogull who grabbed 3rd in her AG at the Serpentine Swim! YAY!
Finishing off with a bunch of crazy coconuts. Jean de Villeneuve is driving the length of the Americas but is also dotting his trip with fabulous runs and very varied altitudes. Great Strava stalking material. Closer to home Katie Wright is running the length of the Welsh coast, unsupported … she is camping along the way. That’s 33 marathons back to back. All that in support of charity (and love for running). Wonderful stuff!
That’s it from me. Wishing a very safe trip to Ruth Purbrook and Thomas Claracq who will soon be on their way to Hawaii to take part in the Ironman World Champs. All the best mes amis!