EVENT ANALYSIS: Driffield Triathlon

Purple Army reign in Driffield

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In what turned out to be something of a club championship, the Yorkshire Vikings took over the results board of Driffield Triathlon and also saw the competitive return of Head Coach Naiomi Saunders.

2016-05-22 Driffield TriA firm favourite on the triathlon circuit, the Driffield event is a good choice for newcomers or veterans. Located at Driffield Leisure Centre, the sprint event involves a 400m pool swim, out onto the 19km picturesque bike course over the wolds which takes athletes North out of the town and back in to the 5km run which loops through the streets of Driffield and around the leisure centre sports fields.

2016-05-22 Driffield Tri 2There were ten seniors from YVTT competing in total and it was a family affair for some as their children were competing afterwards in the junior competition.

Leading the board overall for Vikings was Steven Dews, with a 9th place finish and it was a memorable day for Coach Naiomi Saunders, finishing 135th in her first race in 15 years. The full senior’s results are as follows;

Pos Athlete Name Swim T1 Cycle T2 Run Gun Time
9 STEVEN DEWS 00:06:30 00:01:47 00:29:37 00:00:54 00:20:42 00:59:30
46 Paul MAY 00:07:05 00:01:40 00:31:44 00:00:59 00:25:40 01:07:07
88 Andy Shrimpton 00:09:36 00:01:40 00:33:56 00:01:16 00:26:02 01:12:28
130 Sarah WESTON 00:07:52 00:02:22 00:40:45 00:00:52 00:26:13 01:18:03
135 Naiomi SAUNDERS 00:06:21 00:01:50 00:37:47 00:00:59 00:31:25 01:18:22
137 Tim WRIGHT 00:07:12 00:01:52 00:36:52 00:01:12 00:31:16 01:18:23
179 Heather BLAKEY 00:08:40 00:02:13 00:38:12 00:01:22 00:33:40 01:24:05
236 Susie Foster 00:09:17 00:02:18 00:48:39 00:00:54 00:33:36 01:34:43
249 Lorna WATSON 00:10:11 00:03:05 00:42:09 00:01:59 00:39:36 01:36:59
263 Helen DEWS 00:09:21 00:03:38 00:46:42 00:02:39 00:42:29 01:44:47

2016-05-22 Driffield Tri 3Not to be beaten by the seniors, the Tristars took over the results boards as well, with Ciara May finishing second in the Tristart category and Max Hargreaves finishing 4th overall in the Tristar 1 category. The full junior results are as follows;

 

Tri-Start

Pos Athlete Name Swim T1 Cycle T2 Run Gun Time
2 Ciara MAY 00:01:30 00:10:18 00:11:47

Tri-Start 1

Pos Athlete Name Swim T1 Cycle T2 Run Gun Time
4 Max HARGREAVES 00:07:52 23:56:55 00:03:36 00:09:32 00:17:54
13 Olivia Bulmer 00:03:19 00:05:17 00:04:05 00:00:33 00:06:20 00:19:34
22 Dominic WESTON 00:06:12 00:01:24 00:09:10 23:55:48 00:09:03 00:21:37
26 Harry BLAKEY 00:04:37 00:01:04 00:09:20 23:55:34 00:12:22 00:22:56
28 Frances DIVER 00:05:01 00:05:29 00:04:40 00:00:39 00:07:10 00:23:00
31 Nyah MAY 00:03:55 00:06:53 00:05:06 00:00:49 00:07:26 00:24:08
36 Flynn GODDARD 00:10:52 23:54:26 00:06:08 00:13:57 00:25:23

Tri-Start 2

Pos Athlete Name Swim T1 Cycle T2 Run Gun Time
14 Jackson GOODFELLOW 00:05:23 00:01:26 00:07:06 00:00:10 00:15:32 00:29:36
27 MIA HAENDLMAYER 00:04:01 00:01:28 00:04:11 00:00:11 00:26:00 00:35:51
31 Joshua WESTON 00:06:58 00:01:36 00:03:46 00:03:57 00:20:01 00:36:18
51 Gracie WRIGHT 00:04:01 00:01:21 00:04:36 00:17:12 00:26:01 00:53:12

Tri-Start 3

Pos Athlete Name Swim T1 Cycle T2 Run Gun Time
12 Jody PYCROFT 00:05:47 00:00:56 00:03:25 00:00:15 00:32:57 00:43:20

Final Mention goes to the relay team of Natalie Saunders, Kirstine and John Gerhold, who came home in a fantastic time of:

Pos Athlete Name Swim T1 Cycle T2 Run Gun Time
34 YVTT Relay 00:05:59 00:01:20 00:34:01 00:00:54 00:23:18 01:05:32

It was a busy Sunday for the Vikings, truly marching out as the Purple Army. And with a lot of competition and pressure on the day we can be proud of the results. It was also an emotional day for the seniors with children competing in the afternoon.

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