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Weekend 1st/2nd April Summary

Two more runs to report on last weekend, with Sarah Weston and Dave Burrows both taking part in 10k races.

Sarah recorded a PB time in the Wakefield 10k, coming 355th out of 749 entrants in 00:47:26, and Dave took to the hills and trails of the Fountains 10k, coming 45th out of 325 entrants in 00:46:50.  Well done both!

Bike, Run and Club Championship standings following the weekend as follows:

Club Championship

Position Entrant Age Group Event Count Total Points
1 Dave Burrows V30 1 88.54
2 Rob Jamison V40 1 87.92
3 Shaun Sumner V30 1 79.72

Bike Championship

Position Entrant Age Group Event Count Total Points
1 James Goodman V30 1 72.50
2 Shaun Sumner V30 1 62.21

Run Championship

Position Entrant Age Group Event Count Total Points
1 Sarah Weston V30 3 207.07
2 Dave Burrows V30 1 83.20

Mid Week 29th March Summary

Race season is well underway for Shaun Sumner, who clocked up some more competition mileage on Wednesday evening in the first Selby CC Time Trial of the year.

Shaun placed 12th in the 4 mile event, posting an average speed of 21.95mph in a time of 00:10:56.  Great work Shaun!

Bike, Run and Club Championship standings following the weekend as follows:

Club Championship

Position Entrant Age Group Event Count Total Points
1 Dave Burrows V30 1 88.54
2 Rob Jamison V40 1 87.92
3 Shaun Sumner V30 1 79.72

Bike Championship

Position Entrant Age Group Event Count Total Points
1 James Goodman V30 1 72.50
2 Shaun Sumner V30 1 62.21

Run Championship

Position Entrant Age Group Event Count Total Points
1 Sarah Weston V30 2 129.05

Weekend 25th/26th March Summary

Two more Vikings took to the start line this weekend, making the most of the much sunnier conditions.  Dave Burrows gave the BCT Aquathlon a try as an early season event, and Rob Jamison took on the popular Ripon Hornblower Duathlon.

Dave took 16th place from 66 entrants in the BCT Aquathlon in 00:30:45, and Rob took 40th place from 224 entrants in the Ripon Duathlon in 01:22:47.  Two solid results to kick off the year!

Bike, Run and Club Championship standings following the weekend as follows:

Club Championship

Position Entrant Age Group Event Count Total Points
1 Dave Burrows V30 1 88.54
2 Rob Jamison V40 1 87.92
3 Shaun Sumner V30 1 79.72

Bike Championship

Position Entrant Age Group Event Count Total Points
1 James Goodman V30 1 72.50

Run Championship

Position Entrant Age Group Event Count Total Points
1 Sarah Weston V30 2 129.05

Weekend 18th/19th March Summary

There were 2 Vikings competing this weekend braving the blustery conditions in some early season events.  James Goodman took on the York Leeds York Sportive on Saturday 18th, and Sarah Weston looked to continue some good running form in the Bradford 10k on Sunday 19th.

Sarah posted another good result of 00:48:39 in the Bradford 10k, and a James Goodman got his season off to a good start with a finish time of 04:38:58 in the York Leeds York Sportive.  A good start to the season for both well done!

Bike, Run and Club Championship standings following the weekend as follows:

Club Championship

Position Entrant Age Group Event Count Total Points
1 Shaun Sumner V30 1 79.72

Bike Championship

Position Entrant Age Group Event Count Total Points
1 James Goodman V30 1 72.50

Run Championship

Position Entrant Age Group Event Count Total Points
1 Sarah Weston V30 2 129.05

Weekend 4th/5th March Summary

2 events to report from the first weekend of the 2017 season.  Well done to both Sarah Weston and Shaun Sumner for posting the first scores on the board in the Run Championship and Club Championship respectively.

Were there any parkrunners this weekend?  Let me know, you’re missing out on points if you ran!

Sarah posted a very good 01:39:23 in the Norton 9, and a successful day for Shaun in the Oulton Park Duathlon with a finish time of 01:20:45.  Well done both!

Run and Club Championship standings following the weekend as follows:

Club Championship

Position Entrant Age Group Event Count Total Points
1 Shaun Sumner V30 1 79.72

Run Championship

Position Entrant Age Group Event Count Total Points
1 Sarah Weston V30 1 51.18

You voted, we listened!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year everyone!

After a popular pre-christmas vote on next year’s club competitions, it was very clear that there was a lot of interest in some of the competitions proposed to be dropped in 2017.  The “Club Championship Only Please” voting option returned a massive zero votes, so the decision to drop the other competitions in 2017 wasn’t the correct one.  We should have a good selection of hotly contested competitions next season!

So, back by popular demand for next season are the Swim Championship, Bike Championship, Run Championship, and Summer Run Series.  Competitions will run from the following dates:

  • Club Championship (All Age Groups) – 1st March 2017 to 31st October 2017, for any Aquathlon, Duathlon or Triathlon events entered.  The Club Championship competition has been extended  in 2017 to include the opportunity to score points at any early season duathlon or aquathlon events pre the main triathlon season.
  • Swim Championship – 1st March 2017 to 31st October 2017, for any swim only events entered.
  • Bike Championship – 1st March 2017 to 31st October 2017, for any bike only events entered.
  • Run Championship – 1st March 2017 to 31st October 2017, for any run only events entered.  This includes Parkrun.
  • Summer Run Series – 1st April 2017 to 30th September 2017.

There’ll be another announcement ahead of the competitions starting on how to submit your results next season.  The positive of our club competitions are that you can enter any event you like, and score points, rather than them being set club events only.  The downside to that is that where I am unaware of someone entering an event, some events can get missed, which happened in 2016.  I will try and keep up to speed on the main events people enter in 2017, but to try and make everything easier I will also create an online results submission form, to try and make sure I don’t miss anything where I’m not aware.

If anyone is unsure about how any the competitions work or how points are scored, let me know!

 

Club Competitions 2017 – Quick Poll

Based on discussions at our recent Christmas Party, the feeling was that some of the competitions planned to be dropped after the 2016 season would be welcomed in 2017.  So, based on the feedback, I thought it might be useful to run a quick poll to gauge interest!  Please let me know which of the below competitions you’d like to be run on top of the Club Championship in 2017.  Voting is down at the bottom of this post.

Just a quick reminder on formats:

Swim Championship, Bike Championship and Run Championships

These are 3 separate championship competitions run for each of the individual disciplines.  So if you enter a swim event (e.g. Great North Swim), a bike event (e.g. any Sportive), or a run event (e.g. York 10k), your results will go towards that individual championship.  Points are scored in exactly the same way as the Club Championship.

The only suggested difference for this competition is that it will start earlier in the year to account for events pre-triathlon season.  So the proposal is that these competitions will run from 1st March 2017 to 31st October 2017, to include some of the early sportive and run events.

Summer Run Series

The Summer Run Series was started in 2016 as an event designed for everyone to compete in regardless of ability.  Each competitor submits their current 5km personal best time at the beginning of the season, and points are scored based on performance against that personal best.  You are therefore running against yourself.  Competitors can submit any 5km time (it doesn’t have to be in an event), and score points based on whether they got close to their PB, beat their PB, or smashed their PB.

Voting is open until the end of 24th December 2016.  Please vote using the form below:

This poll is closed! Poll activity:
Start date 19-12-2016 11:21:33
End date 24-12-2017 23:59:59
Poll Results:
For 2017, which of the below competitions would club members like to see run again?

Congratulations to the first YVTT Club Champions!

It’s safe to say that the 2016 season for the members of the Yorkshire Vikings Triathlon Team has been one to remember.  There have been 22 YVTT members posting scores within the club championship over the course of the season, entering a total of 24 different events.  The name of this club is fast becoming one to be recognised within the region!

What an exciting finish to the senior club championship it was too, everything came down to the final event at Drax Triathlon on Sunday 2nd October 2016.

Rob Jamison had a number of leaderboard positions in his own hands going into this event, knowing he had to place high to become the first YVTT Club Champion.  True to form he did exactly that.  A 7th place overall, a win in his age group, and a sprint triathlon time of 00:58:19 saw him take the 2016 Club Championship crown by just 1.03 points.  A fitting end to an incredibly impressive season from Rob.  GB qualification, GB competition, many top 10 finishes, an age group category win, and 2016 Club Champion.  A season to be proud of Rob well done!

The completion of Drax Triathlon also saw the completion of the Age Group category events.

In the V30 Age Group, Rob’s win meant it was unfortunately bad news for Dave Burrows, who dropped into 2nd place in the category.  With Rob winning the overall championship, Steven Dews dropped back into the V30 Age Group category and took the V30 Age Group crown.  A well deserved victory after taking Rob right down to the wire.  Well done Steven!

In contrast, Rob’s win meant for good news in the V40 Age Group category for Phil Caddick.  Rob was no longer eligible for the V40 championship having won the overall championship, meaning Phil has been crowned V40 Age Group champion.  To cement this even further, Phil’s PB performance in the Drax Triathlon increased his score by nearly 7 points.  A great season Phil well done!

The final senior category up for grabs was the V50 Age Group.  With no-one in this category competing at Drax, Andy Shrimpton had already sewn this up the week before at Nidderdale Triathlon.  Congratulations Andy!

The outcome of the Junior Club Championship also had to wait until the final events of the season, with Dominic and Joshua Weston looking to chase down Olivia Bulmer for 1st place at Skipton Junior Triathlon.  Whilst in the end they weren’t able to catch Olivia at the top of the standings, their fantastic results put them both in 2nd and 3rd place in the championship respectively.  Congratulations Olivia on becoming our first YVTT Junior Club Champion!

And so there you have it, our first honours board at Yorkshire Vikings Triathlon Team.

2016 Club Champion:  Rob Jamison

2016 V30 Age Group Champion:  Steven Dews

2016 V40 Age Group Champion:  Phil Caddick

2016 V50 Age Group Champion:  Andy Shrimpton

2016 Junior Club Champion:  Olivia Bulmer

Congratulations to all the winners, and to everyone who has taken part over the course of this season.  Everyone within the club has worked incredibly hard over the course of this season, and the results speak for themselves.  Even down to the very last event everyone has been smashing PB’s and continuing to improve.

Winter training next, and onto what will be an even more competitive 2017 Club Championship season!

The Final Leaderboards:

Overall Championship

Position Entrant Age Group Event Count Total Points
1 Rob Jamison V40 8 302.58
2 Steven Dews V30 3 301.55
3 Dave Burrows V30 6 265.05
4 Sarah Weston V30 5 235.21
5 Felicity Caddick V30 4 234.84
6 Phil Caddick V40 4 230.41
7 Lorna Watson V40 4 191.41
8 Susie Foster V40 3 191.30
9 Mike Evans V30 2 174.96
10 Andy Shrimpton V50 2 168.94
11 Mick Osborne V50 2 159.60
12 James Goodman V30 2 159.33
13 Naiomi Saunders V30 2 153.02
14 Kurt Haendlmayer V50 1 90.71
15 Paul May V30 1 90.41
16 Tim Wright V40 1 77.41
17 Kirstine Gerhold V40 1 72.76
18 Heather Blakey V40 1 72.17
19 Nikki May V40 1 68.78
20 Kath Cooke V40 1 62.69
21 Anne Lewis V50 1 62.21
22 Helen Dews V40 1 57.91

V30 Age Group Championship

Position Entrant Age Group Event Count Total Points
1 Steven Dews V30 3 301.55
2 Dave Burrows V30 5 265.05
3 Sarah Weston V30 5 235.21
4 Felicity Caddick V30 4 234.84
5 Mike Evans V30 2 174.96
6 James Goodman V30 2 159.33
7 Naiomi Saunders V30 2 153.02
8 Paul May V30 1 90.41

V40 Age Group Championship

Position Entrant Age Group Event Count Total Points
1 Phil Caddick V40 4 230.41
2 Lorna Watson V40 4 191.41
3 Susie Foster V40 3 191.30
4 Tim Wright V40 1 77.41
5 Kirstine Gerhold V40 1 72.76
6 Heather Blakey V40 1 72.17
7 Nikki May V40 1 68.78
8 Kath Cooke V40 1 62.69
9 Helen Dews V40 1 57.91

V50 Age Group Championship

Position Entrant Age Group Event Count Total Points
1 Andy Shrimpton V50 2 168.94
2 Mick Osborne V50 2 164.17
3 Kurt Haendlmayer V50 1 90.71
4 Anne Lewis V50 1 62.21

Junior Club Championship

Position Entrant Age Group Event Count Total Points
1 Olivia Bulmer Junior 4 258.63
2 Dominic Weston Junior 3 218.56
3 Joshua Weston Junior 3 210.76
4 Max Hargreaves Junior 2 181.80
5 Ciara May Junior 2 170.07
6 Harry Blakey Junior 2 139.32
7 Nyah May Junior 2 137.75
8 Flynn Goddard Junior 2 131.56
9 Jackson Goodfellow Junior 1 89.95
10 Jody Pycroft Junior 1 74.37
11 Mia Haendlmayer Junior 1 74.27
12 Frances Diver Junior 1 73.16
13 Gracie Wright Junior 1 50.05

A Vikings Engagement!! Oh, and Bassenthwaite Triathlon.

The 13th August 2016 saw the challenging Bassenthwaite Triathlon held again at the Bassenthwaite Sailing Club, on Bassenthwaite Lake. The event hosts a standard distance race each year, and for the 2nd year was also hosting a sprint distance race.

Following the swim, the bike routes for both the Short and Standard distances and run routes are based on the undulating roads around Bassenthwaite Lake.

Mike Evans represented the Yorkshire Vikings in the standard distance race, looking to add to his previously solid Olympic distance performances.

Commenting on the route, Mike discussed the difficulty of the Lake District based event: “they just love hills up there!”. Mike also made reference to his attempts to impress head coach Naiomi Saunders in completing a flying dismount, which turned out to be more successful than his flying mount, which Mike managed to come away with a cut ankle from, having hit the pedal!

As in previous events, Mike came away with another solid time, finishing the race in 02:58:17, with splits of 31:47 swim, 01:24 T1, 01:27:34 Bike, 00:54 T2, and 56:38 Run.

Mike Amy BassenthwaiteIn reality though, the event was probably the least exciting element of the day. The 56:38 Run time could be forgiven for being a little delayed, as Mike took the opportunity to propose to his girlfriend Amy Clayden as he came down the finishing straight!

A fantastic result in the race, and much more importantly, amazing news for Mike and Amy. Massive congratulations to you both from everyone at Yorkshire Vikings!

Race Report: Allerthorpe Classic Triathlon

Now in its ninth year, and returning to Allerthorpe Lakeland Park once again, the ever-popular Allerthorpe Classic olympic distance triathlon took place on 7th August 2016.

The event is comprised of a multi lap 1500m swim, single lap 40km bike and flat 10km run.

On a very windy but sunny day, Vikings Steven Dews and Dave Burrows took part in the race, looking to build on the record numbers seen in the 2015 race.

Allerthorpe Steven Dews 2Steven Dews was first up, setting off in the first wave of competitors. Steven was entering the event knowing that a solid performance in the event would challenge Rob Jamison at the top of the Club Championship standings. Steven did exactly that, finishing 26th overall in a time of 02:16:06, with splits of 22:41 bike, 01:36 T1, 01:05:08 bike, 01:02 T2, and 45:40 Run.

Allerthorpe DaveDave Burrows was in the second wave of competitors, competing in his first Olympic distance triathlon, having only ever competed in sprint distance events. Dave finished his event in 02:45:58, with splits of 28:39 swim, 01:28 T1, 01:15:07 bike, 01:14 T2 and 59:30 run.

Allerthorpe Classic is an event all Yorkshire Triathletes have in the forefront of their minds to add to their race calendars, and there will no doubt be further solid Vikings performances in years to come.