Vikings storm Jorvik
An incredibly cold and windy Spring Sunday greeted two Vikings on the first race day of the season for the team. In its third year, The City of York Triathlon is gaining in popularity and its easy to see why with modern and convenient facilities and the full race off road and ‘in- house.’
Offering three distance options, plus a team relay option,Vikings Rob Jamison and Dave Burrows took part in the Sprint distance race combining 400m swim, 18km lakeside bike course and 5km run. Both the bike and run routes include several loops offering plenty of cheering and support opportunities for spectators.
The inclement weather didn’t stop Rob and Dave achieving fantastic results for their first outing of the year. Newly qualified GB athlete Rob finished an impressive 10thoverall in the men’s race, and second in his age category. His overall time was 01:04:01, broken down to swim- 00:05:25, bike- 00:36:42 and run- 00:21:54. Dave finished 39th overall, 6th in his age group and with a finishing time of 01:10:13. His individual times were swim- 00:07:31, bike- 00:39:14 and run- 00:23:28.
With the first competition of the season done and some promising times clocked, Yorkshire Vikings can look forward to the next races in Pocklington and Tadcaster in the coming weeks.