Today saw our annual Junior Triathlon take place in sunnier conditions than expected, with over 60 junior athletes taking part. All participants did really well and hopefully enjoyed the event. Thank you to Durty Events for providing the race equipment and timing and to all our marshals out on the course making sure nobody got lost. Results can be found here
Our Annual Junior Aquathon took place today at Selkirk Pool, with nearly 20 kids taking part (less than previous years due to competition from other events) The weather was warm but wet ideal for this type of event. We would like to thank Down to Earth for donating fruit for all the kids that took part and Durty Events for providing the timing and other equipment.
Results can be found here
Today we held our annual Duathlon for Juniors, it was a great day with a total of 35 under 16's taking part. Everyone who took part did really well and managed to get covered in mud despite the sunny conditions on race day. Thanks to Durty Events for providing the timing and to Down to Earth for providing fruit for everyone at the end of the race.
Results can be found here
This is the 2nd event in the club championships, the Off Road Duathlon is taking place on the 11th February. The start time & location is 10.30am meeting on the Bogley Burn Road just of the A68
This is the 1st event in the Club Championship Series for 2018. The Postal Swim held at Galashiels swimming pool on the 8th February, swimming as many lengths of the pool as you can in 60 minutes.
The Club Championship and other awards were presented at a ceremony held at Quins, Galashiels on Saturday 11th November, a good night was and by all and the winners were:
Club Championships Senior Females:
1st – Kate Darlow
2nd – Jen Routley
3rd – Heather Kennedy
Club Championships Senior Males:
1st – Rupert Norris
2nd – David Akrigg
Club Championships Vet Females:
1st – Rhoda MacPherson
2nd – Caroline Wallace
3rd – Shona Beveridge
Club Championships Vet Males:
1st – Keith MacLure
2nd – David Nightingale
3rd – Graham Turnbull
Going Long Award: Phil Winning
Most Improved Award: David Akrigg
Outstanding Achievement: Rachal Fagan
Special Award: Rhoda MacPherson
This year saw joint winners of the Junior Series: Innes Little & Thor Shuttleworth (Pictured below with Club President Keith MacLure)
The club AGM will take place on Tuesday 24th October at 7.30pm. The venue is the same as last year, The Lucy Sanderson Hall, Galashiels. Thanks
Blimey it's September already and here we are on our final road bike hill climb challenge for 2016.
The last hill is set in the village of Midlem. The distance is 1km with an average of 6%. The hill climb is on the B6453 and the start line is the bridge just before the house on the left (see photo below), the climb takes you up through the village and the finish is at the entrance into Bisley at Braidwood Clay Pigeon Shooting. Theres plenty of places to get a well deserved coffee in Midlem, just knock on the doors of tri club members Audrey or David or pop into Braidwood as there's a coffee shop there as well :)
The Strava segment is called BT Hill Challenge Sept16 and the link is https://www.strava.com/segments/13155381
Usual rules apply, you can cycle up this hill as many times as you can make it in September then pass your best time to Kev by Friday 30th September. You must make sure you have passed all your times for the previous 6months to Kev by the Friday as the presentation of prizes for Kev's 6 month Hill Climb Challenge will be presented at the club day out on Saturday 1st October.
Thanks to everyone who has taken part in Kev's 2017 hill climb challenge which started way back in April. Ain't it great getting to explore new roads. Kev will be running this challenge again in 2017 so if you have any suggestions for new climbs for next year then pass them his way. Thanks very much Kev.
the start line.....
This months hill climb is a bit longer than usual, 4.1km and includes a wee bit of downhill but the view at the top is the best in the Borders. Start at Clintmains and finish at Scott View.
The start line is the junction where you turn off the Kelso St Boswells road (B6404), signposted for Clintmains and Scotts View. Finish at the car park at the top.
Starve segment is https://www.strava.com/segments/12784135
This month Kevin has us climbing up "The Swire" but from the Yarrow Valley not the Ettrick Valley. So directions are head out the A708 from Selkirk going towards St Mary's Loch. At Yarrow on the left hand side there is a wee unclassified road connecting the Yarrow and Ettrick Valley. It's signposted Ettrick. The hill climb starts on the wee stone bridge and the hill climb finishes at the cattlegrid right at the very top. The length of the climb is 2.3km with a 7% average gradient. The Strava segment is https://www.strava.com/segments/12519135
Remember you can do it as many times as you like during the month of July then at the end of the month pass you best time to Kev. Happy climbing folks.