Written By: Xavier Faux. 

Triathlon is the sport that keeps giving … another fab weekend of racing! Wondering how to give back? Don’t forget to join your XC team on Saturday 14 October for the first XC match!

Over in the land of beautiful food and dodgy football, it was Ironman Italy. Well done to Luke “the well named” Hardman for completing his second IM of the year. He also came home first for the club! Well done to Giovanni Simoni and Janice Nieuwoudt for completing too. Tougher day for Ruth McIntyre but I think she had only planned to do the swim. Complimenti! 

Over in the land of beautiful food and dodgy rugby, it was Bearman Extreme Triathlon in the south of France. This triathlon brands itself as “A Truly Epic Xtreme Long Distance Triathlon”. Sounds tough. In any case, well done to Haukur Heimisson for a great result. Félicitations! 

Over on our shores, great result from Rob “The Laminator” Argles for his final triathlon of the year. At the standard distance Sussex Triathlon he won his M50-55AG and finished 5th overall. He then celebrated his win by having a sausage bap. Who said old men weren’t rock n roll?!? 

This weekend also played host to the Hever castle triathlon festival. Well done to Kevin Couchman for completing the middle distance event and getting a bronze in his M50-55AG. A bit of a “shit day” (his words) for Martin Bruwer. Congratulations. 

Also, thumbs up to Eoin Griffin for snucking in a final triathlon at the Dorney standard triathlon

Well done to Christina CJ Jenkins and Mike Powell for completing the Ealing Half Marathon. CJ finished 10th woman and 5th in her AG! Special mention to our coach and fellow club member Mike Powell for being the Race Director of the Ealing Half Marathon. Top notch volunteering. 

Jonty Bloomfield has had a busy year selling car parts on ebay but he still found the time to train for a marathon. Good thing that he did as he clocked 3h36 at his first attempt at the Berlin Marathon. Wunderbach! 

One step back to last week, well done to Paddy Tierney and Nathan Sweeney for taking part in the ITU World Sprint Champs. Both represented the Emerald Island. Talking of world champs and last week, well done to Nick “Team Sponge” de Bouillane, Enrique Pinel and Ben Clothier for qualifying for next year’s IM 70.3 Worlds Champs in South Africa. They did so at last week’s Weymouth 70.3. Bravo.