BUCS Sprint 2015 – Preview

With the BUCS Sprint Triathlon just around the corner here is a quick introduction to our team and what they’re hoping to achieve in the race.

 

Alice Carr

Age – 19

Strongest Discipline – Swim

Number of Triathlons Completed – 0

Previous Best Finish at BUCS Sprint – N/A

“I  have never done a triathlon before so I’m hoping to just gain some experience and actually finish it!”

 

Kim Renfrew

Age – 21

Strongest Discipline – Swim

Number of Triathlons Completed – 0

Previous Best Finish at BUCS Sprint – N/A

“I’m hoping to achieve a respectable time in my first triathlon.”

 

Matt Hacke

Age – 20

Strongest Discipline – Run

Number of Triathlons Completed – 0

Previous Best Finish at BUCS Sprint – N/A

“I’ll be relying on my run to get me as far up the rankings as possible but I know I’ll need to put in solid times on the bike and in the swim as well.”

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Matt Hacke has been racing in the Spring Aquathlon series as preparation

 

Kate Hawkins

Age – 21

Strongest Discipline – Bike

Number of Triathlons Completed – 0

Previous Best Finish at BUCS Sprint – N/A

“”I want to achieve a decent time at the BUCS sprint but most of all I am looking forward to enjoying a day of my three favourite sports in sunny Wiltshire. I also hope to unleash my inner competitiveness in the BUCS Sprint, whilst sporting a treasured family relic – my dad’s first trisuit!”

 

Eleanor Vale

Age – 19

Strongest Discipline – Swim

Number of Triathlons Completed – 0

Previous Best Finish at BUCS Sprint – N/A

“I am slightly petrified – finishing it will be great!”

 

Ollie Thorogood

Age – 18

Strongest Discipline – Swim

Number of Triathlons Completed – 0

Previous Best Finish at BUCS Sprint – N/A

“I’m aiming to set a benchmark for next year that I can aim for and train for.”

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Ollie and Joseph (3rd and 2nd from right) were part of our squad at the BUCS Duathlon

 

Beth Joslin

Age – 20

Strongest Discipline – Swim

Number of Triathlons Completed – 0

Previous Best Finish at BUCS Sprint – N/A

“I’m hoping to achieve good times for me personally and to enjoy the day with the rest of EUTriC!”

 

Maddie Heywood

Age – 22

Strongest Discipline- Bike

Number of Triathlons Completed – 0

Previous Best Finish at BUCS Sprint – N/A

“As it’s my first triathlon my main goal is to complete it in one piece. I’m interested to see what the transitions are like in practice and to see what my pacing will be like over the different disciplines.”

 

Nicholas Elvidge

Age – 22

Strongest Discipline – Run

Number of Triathlons Completed – 2

Previous Best Finish at BUCS Sprint – N/A

“Hopefully I can get a new PB.”

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Amy Hough

Age – 20

Strongest Discipline – Swim

Number of Triathlons Completed – 0

Previous Best Finish at BUCS Sprint – N/A

“I am hoping that I’m going to finish, and run across the line rather than walk or limp!”

 

Hilary Davey

Age – 21

Strongest Discipline – Swim

Number of Triathlons Completed – 0

Previous Best Finish at BUCS Sprint – N/A

“I’m looking forward to seeing what I can do, and getting my first time which will set a baseline from which I can progress for further events.”

 

Joe Greenman

Age – 19

Strongest Discipline – Run

Number of Triathlons Completed – 25

Previous Best Finish at BUCS Sprint – N/A

“I’m hoping to finish in around 1:25:00.”

 

Joseph Perkins

Age – 22

Strongest Discipline – Bike

Number of Triathlons Completed – 6

Previous Best Finish at BUCS Sprint – N/A

“This is mainly just a gauge of how I’m performing in preparation for longer races. Not expecting much as I’m running the London Marathon the week before!”

 

Megan Berry

Age – 21

Strongest Discipline – Run

Number of Triathlons Completed – 4

Previous Best Finish at BUCS Sprint – N/A

“I hope to gain more experience and improve my transitions as well as have fun traveling and racing with the club.”

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Women’s Captain Meg went well at the Sidmouth Aquathlon

 

Jack Bristow

Age – 20

Strongest Discipline – All Rounder

Number of Triathlons Completed – 10

Previous Best Finish at BUCS Sprint – 77th (2014)

“This is my only sprint distance race this season and I believe I can get a really good result so I’ll be giving it absolutely everything.”

 

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Last year’s team did really well. Hopefully we can do even better this year!