Eton Dorney Open Water
(Posted on Monday, 25 May 2015)
Steve Morris, Matt Steere, Ben Cockburn and Iain Jameson all travelled to Eton Dorney lake on the Bank Holiday to compete in the Human Race open water event. Matt, Ben and Iain entered the 3k whilst Steve went for a third go at the swimming marathon of 10k.
Steve was first off with a 9am start and was home in 2hrs 38mins and 35secs. A tough race with Steve receiving a couple of light hits and one wetsuit unzipping attempt on the second lap. Steve came 2nd in his age group and 26th overall out of 203 finishers.
The 3k setoff at 11am and was a very tough sprint race for Matt from start to finish. Matt finished in 38mins 33secs which gave him 2nd in age group and 4th overall. A very tight finish with the first six swimmers crossing the line all within 10 seconds of each other. Iain was our next swimmer out of the water for the club in 42mins 40secs winning his age group and coming 12th overall. Ben finished in 51:20 also winning his age group and coming 38th out of the 215 finishers.
A tough but enjoyable dayin relatively warm 16c choppy waters. Well done to the four Masters squad chaps.
London Swimming Champs
(Posted on Monday, 11 May 2015)
Congratulations to Clio Bacon, Ben Strover, Billy Birchmore, Alice Bennett, Niamh Laker, Katie Napier and Jessica Sellar who all spent the weekend at The London Aquatic Centre competing in the London Swimming Championships sessions 10 to 15.
Clio started the weekend off with 200m Breastroke making the final and finishing 4th in 2:58:51. The girls Katie Napier, Alice Bennett, Jessica Sellar and Niamh Laker the raced a 100m each for the 400m Freestyle relay finishing 17th. Ben Strover and Billy Birchmore then stepped up for the boys in the 200 Individual Medley with Billy finishing 4th in the Multi-Disability by British Disability Points. In the long distance events Ben finished the 1500 metre Freestyle in 18:20.14 whilst Alice finished the 800 metre Freestyle in 10:13.56. Finishing off the weekend with 100m Freestyle Ben was just over the 60 second mark with a 60.03, Billy came in 1:11.86 and Niamh Laker a 1:05.66
Well done to you all. The next sessions in the championships are at the end of the month.
(Posted on Sunday, 10 May 2015)
Massive congratulations to Ben Cockburn for finishing an impressive 8th in the British Triathlon Championships. He finished the 750m swim in 12 minutes, 36 minutes for the 25k bike ride and 15 minutes for the 5k run. A big thank you to his sponsors VO2 Cycling for providing new wheels for his race.
Congratulations also to Mandy Baronti who was competing at the triathlon in Crystal Palace and to Justin and Hannah Strover who competed in the Tri Star event for the youngsters.