Hi All


We have now had the 2nd race of the 2016 Club championships which was the Grafman middle distance race which was also the British age group championship race


The race was held at Grafham water and what was advertised as a fast and flat course which it was if you ignored the hills!-we had a great turnout with 8 club members taking on a real early season test over this distance


The race attracted a 1000 athletes,the newly implemented rolling swim start wasn’t a great success making the swim and particually the first buoy challenging,The Sun came out and the wind stayed away for the bike leg which made for  a nice ride ,however the sun made it particually warm on the run which resulted in a few people ending up with a nice tri suit tan


Kevin Higby led the men home in a fantastic 5 hrs 10mins to take max points ,we had a real close battle for the next few places with Andrew Screech 5 hrs 15,Andy Garton 5 hrs 16 and Jez Pugh 5 hrs 17 all puhing hard on the run ,Andy keen was next in at 6 hrs 3 and then Steve Goodlad 6 Hrs 6mins


Marianne Lee took max points for the ladies in 5hrs 43 mins in  a close battle  with Verity Allsopp who finished in 5 hrs 48 mins


Grafman Results


Name Time Cat Points   Time Cat Points
Kevin Higby 05:10:40 S 750 Marianne Lee 05:43:54 S 750
Andrew Screech 05:15:21 V 713 Verity Allsopp 05:48:29 S 713
Andy Garton 05:16:20 V 677
Jez Pugh 05:17:48 V 643
Andy Keen 06:03:17 V 611
Steve Goodlad 06:06:22 V 580


Overall Club Champoinship Standings after 2 races



Name Cat Points Name Cat Points
Rob Harrison S 750 Chloe Adkins S 750
Kevin Higby S 750 Marianne Lee S 750
Rob Owen V 713 Jo Parker V 713
Andrew Screech V 713 Verity Allsopp S 713
Chris Leech V 677
Andy Garton V 677
Matt Koch S 643
Jez Pugh V 643
Andy Keen V 611
Steve Entwistle V 611
Daniel Scott V 580
Steve Goodlad V 580