Brighton Tri Club were once again out in force, this time at the Arundel Sprint and Standard Triathlon - a race that formed the 2nd round of the interclub Super Series and Novice Cup competitions.
With a fast growing reputation for friendly competition, spirit, en-masse entries and support, we were welcomed to the historic Sussex village by Raw Energy Pursuits for this well established race that takes in a swim in the lido, before a bike ride that is best described as undulating and a tough run with an infamous hill climb that is hard enough to make most walk up it.
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Once the bodyglide and talc has settled, there were points and rankings to work out and with some super performances across the board, the competition is getting fierce at the top and friendly at the bottom.
Scoring highest for this round was Ben Melton (as seen in 220 Magazine), who was making his debut in the Super Series competition, and hot on his heels were Graeme Cox who remains in fine early season form, and Mik Onions. Kev Hancock's performance over the first two races has seen him rise into 3rd overall in the men's competition and that is a position he will look to defend all season.
Leanne Garner and Rachel Perry renewed their rivalry, with Rachel continuing to push Leanne all the way in this competition and only a hair separates those two.
The Novice cup is for members in their 1st or 2nd year doing triathlons and Arundel saw some new names on the start list. Russ Bickle has his eye on this competition and entered his first event of the series, scoring well as the first member across the line. Claire Townsend and Phoebe Lebrecht were also in fine form.
Once all was totted up, after 2 races the overall leaderboard looks like:
1st Male: Mik Onions
1st Female: Leanne Garner
1st Male Vet: Graeme Cox
1st Female Senior: Elle Breeds
1st Male: Seamus McAlister
1st Female: Phoebe Lebrecht
1st Male Vet: Mat Commons
1st Female Vet: Claire De Nervaux
Congratulations to all who raced.