It is for many the traditional multisport season opener, and at the Frosty Aquathlon, club members Dani Evans and Liz McDougall used their powerful swim and strong run to claim 2nd and 3rd ladies in what was a fantastic and trophy laden start for Brighton Tri Club.
Organised by Tuff Fitty, our friendly local rivals down the coast in Littlehampton, a healthy team of 9 Bri Trier’s took on the Frosty (800m pool swim, 10km run), whilst Coach Graeme Cox went out looking for greasy fast devil speed in the Frostbite (400m/5km).
Winter training has obviously been evident because despite being up against a tough field consisting of some big, local names, all acquitted themselves well with our performances being listed at: Richard Campbell (9th 54:57), Dani Evans (11th and 2nd lady, 57:01), Liz McDougall (16th and 3rd lady, 58:46), Daniel Page (22nd 1:00:18), Andrew Seivewright (23rd, 1:00:22), David Ocon Fernandez (26th 1:01:59), Tina Billet (32nd 1:03:32), Rachel Perry (38th 1:05:23), Rose Wilmott (44th, 1:17:49).
Coach Graeme was 7th in the Frostbite in a time of 28:25.
In the team competition, 'Brighton Tri Club 1' came would come an impressive 4th out of 7 on our first showing in this competition. The organisers made a special mention for the club in the prize giving ceremony, thanking us for our support of the race.
For more news, reviews and views on the Frosty Aquathlon 2014 check out the club forum post.
The next big fixture on the club calendar is the off-road championships being held this year at the Hole Park MTB Duathlon, and having now seen the Frosty results, it will be a competitive affair indeed!