On Sunday 26th May 2002 the Galloway Tri Club put on its first event: a round of the STA aquathon series. This was a swim/run race, with various distances for the different age categories. A total of 15 people turned up to compete. Results and distances are shown below:
|age 9-10 --- 150 metre swim/1800 metre run|
|Name||swim||transition||run||total time||position in cat|
|Matthew Leonard||02:57||48sec||09:17||13:02||1st boy|
|age 11-12 --- 250 metre swim/1800 metre run|
|Kirsten Daly||04:31||31sec||08:20||13:22||1st girl|
|Siobhan Johnston||05:06||1min 10sec||11:20||17:36||3rd|
|Zoe Varney||06:32||1min 11sec||12:17||20:00||4th|
|John Leonard||04:13||44sec||08:14||13:11||1st boy|
|age 13-14 --- 400 metre swim/2900 metre run|
|Thomas Leonard||05:51||34sec||13:39||20:04||1st boy|
|age 15-16 --- 400 metre swim/2900metre run|
|Stuart Fraser||05:55||2min 10sec||17:52||25:57||1st boy|
|open --- 750 metre swim/4900 metre run|
|Jane Leonard||15:43||52sec||26:36||43:11||1st lady|
|Lawrie Johnston||18:11||1min 35sec||23:26||43:12||3rd|
|Over 60 --- 750 metre swim/2900 metre run|
|Marlene Waugh||20:22||2min 15sec||26:58||49:35||1st over 60|
Just a few comments:
Firstly, thanks to all the people who helped with organisation and the running of the event on the day. It was very much appreciated. Included in this category are the staff of the Merrick Pool, those locals who volounteered to marshal or count lengths instead of race and Safeways, who provided fruit and drinks for everyone involved at the end of the event.
A special mention for those who travelled to compete: Vincent and Kirsten Daly, who travelled down from Troon, and Stuart Fraser from Helensborough, who staggered round the course on some of the most badly blistered feet I've seen in a long time. Anyone who can even complete the course in that condition rates as a superstar in my book.
Congratulations to all who took part. I know it was a first event for some of you and I hope you all enjoyed it (or will when you think back to it after your legs have stopped aching)!
|some of the Newton Stewart Junior athletes with their certificates after the race|
|Thomas (who took this photo) swears that it is of Lawrie setting out on his run. Lawrie was obviously moving too fast for either Thomas' reactions or the camera, so here's a picture of Harry timekeeping|