The Race Roundup: June 2015

Whilst the BUCs Standard Distance invariably signals the end of racing in the academic year, our Triathletes continue to train and compete throughout the Summer break. With monthly updates to follow this,  until Freshers’ Week, herein is the first roundup of how our athletes got on in events over the long vacation.

Beth Joslin (Women’s Captain 2015-2016)

Blenheim Triathlon / Blenheim Palace / 13.06.2015

“This was my first in open water. I absolutely loved the race; the bike and run were circuits through the stunning grounds and the swim took place in the lake just outside of the palace. I really enjoyed the day and was thrilled to come 1st in my age category (20-24yrs), I can’t wait to do it next year and would recommend it to all abilities!”

Jack Bristow (Men’s Captain and Publicity Secretary 2014-2015, Athletics Union President 2015-2016)

Dambusters Triathlon / Rutland Lake Water / 20.06.2015

“This was a world championships qualifier event, so the level of competition was higher than anything I’d done before. I was very happy with how competitive I was and, despite my shoes rubbing on the run and cutting my feet open, I finished in 2:11:10, 36th overall and 10th in my age group. Unfortunately, after the race I was handed a two minute penalty for drafting and dropped to 53rd and 14th but my performance has encouraged me for the European championships qualifier events coming up later in the season.”

Oliver Teenan (Club Captain 2015-2016)

Race to the Bill Triathlon / Weymouth / 21.06.2015

“It was really hilly bike course and a sea swim around a sea wall. The swim went quite well and I came out towards the front of the race. Then after a rusty transition I started to catch and pass people on the hilly bike course, coming in to second transition in about 10th place. I got the fastest run of the day and finished 6th overall. Not bad for my first race of the season in the UK!”

Keep updated on the progress of our athletes over the summer here – and congratulations to all who are competing and training over the break!