Bungay Black Dog Running Club tri-athletes were out in force for the Fritton Lake triathlon weekend (18/19 June).
Larissa Smith, Jane Hannah, Simon Cowley, Lucy Johnston, Rebecca Wass and Tom Pullinger took on the Triple Tri challenge – consisting of Sprint and Super Sprint distances on a cold and wet Saturday and the Olympic distance triathlon on a sunny Sunday.
Jackie Bell, Sarah Maidment and Jo Walker also took on the sprint distance with Bridget Shaw racing the Olympic distance. There was also a stella team effort from Marcus Nicholls, Dale Skoulding and Marcus Sladden to finish second overall in the Olympic Club relay. Larissa, Simon, Jane and Tom collected age group wins in the super sprint and Jane was third lady overall in the three race series.
Meanwhile, Douglas-Collow and Dale Skoulding were competing at the Dambuster Triathlon at Rutland Water, Leicestershire. Dale finished 194th out of 752 and Troy who “had a problem with my Achilles on the run which ruined the race for me” finished 208th.
The club’s marathon man Ian Taylor reports was in south east Ireland for his 160th 26-miler – the The Derry-Londonderry Marathon – in his 63rd county. He finished in 4:11:59, collecting his “largest and heaviest medal so far”.
Not content with marathons, Ian also ran his 250th parkrun at Gorleston in a time of 22:03. He becomes one of only 638 people country-wide to complete 250-plus runs.
Chris Chorley and Bobbie Sauerzapf were among 199 finishers at the 10km Sutton Beast race, Chris finishing 21st in 44.02 and Bobbie 58th in 50.50.