Skegness Triathlon Club were once again in competition at the weekend at Woodhall Spa Triathlon.
The event was organised by One Step Beyond and Woodhall Spa’s course is the largest triathlon locally to Skegness.
Almost all members of the Skegness Triathlon Club were there in competitive mood. A few members even travelled over to Woodhall the day before and camped in Jubilee Park which was hosting the event.
Early on the morning of the race the sun was out and it looked as though the weather was going to be good, but by the time the first triathletes set off at 8am the rain had started and the wind had picked up.
This didn’t dampen the spirits though and for quite a number of competitors, this was their first ever triathlon and the nerves were taking their mind off the weather.
The race started with a 400m swim in the heated open air pool where the heat was creating steam coming off the surface in the cool air. Into transition to get the bikes and then out on country roads for a 15 mile ride before heading back into transition to drop off the bike, grab the running shoes and out again for a three mile run.
Finishing to the roar of supporters and the commentator waiting at the finish line, Mark Wheeler, although completing the race in the fastest time out of the club members, needed to be seen by medics at the end of the race for what turned out to be quite serious ‘road rash’ injury to his feet, after falling from his bike whilst dismounting coming into transition.
The atmosphere was fantastic and the club congratulates all the first timers organisers and marshalls for taking part in the event.
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