WITH some excellent recent results behind him, New Forest CC’s Tony Rendall is holding his breath this week as he waits to find out if he has qualified for the World Triathlon Championships in New Zealand.
With an element of understatement Tony said: “Yes I did fairly well at the Windsor Sprint Triathlon, which ended up being a Duathlon – 1.2km run, 29km bike, 5.5km run – due to the River Thames flowing so fast and full of debris.
“I finished second overall out of nearly 300 entries and won my age group in a time of 1-12-52 with the winner doing a 1-11-04.
“I also raced this weekend at the British Triathlon National Championships and finished sixth in my age group over the Olympic distance (1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run) in a time of 2-03-39 which was a PB by quite some way.
“My bike split was 1-01-57 for the 40km (25 mile) which I was pleased with as it was a very hilly and wet course.
“I’m just waiting to see if I have qualified for the world championships in New Zealand and should know later this week.”
I’ve had the following information from Bob Jolliffe, many of the long term members or older riders will remember Geoff racing as well as being involved in club organisation. Former long-term New Forest CC secretary Geoff Smith is in Southampton General Hospital with a broken leg after falling from his bike on the A337 at […]
Update from Bob Jolliffe with his weekend activities – New Forest CC’s 66-year-old Bob Jolliffe had a brilliant social weekend at the League of Veteran Racing Cyclists’ Track Championships at the Derby Arena Velodrome, even if his attempts at racing were lacklustre. Despite only finishing in one event of two entered, the Group F (age […]