So another round of the Scunthorpe Triathlon club training race duathlon series with yet another venue. We are now known as the travellers of the Duathlon community (the only difference being we take our rubbish home with us).
With the Brexit deal in tatters, the football not going the way some in the country hoped and the price of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream still climbing, the only thing left to rely on is the fact that all athletes attending these events will give 100%.
The venue this time had kindly been lent to us by our friends at Normanby park estate, giving free use of the car park, toilets and the amazing grounds to run around. The weather played it’s part with no or very little wind and bright blue skies.
We had made some changes this week to accommodate those who wanted to get home and watch the football, so with the time brought forward and only two waves training race 8 was underway.
The first 1 mile run was around the park grounds (using part of the Normanby park run course, taking in the main drive past the house before disappearing in the woods, to then emerge near the main gates (some taking the wrong fork at this point but this was adjusted for the second run, so please take this into account when reading the results). Onto the bikes, out the gate turning left and back towards the main gate. Right towards Burton then down to Thealeby, swinging left through Colby, taking in West Halton, Alkborough, back to Burton, back to the main gates, back to the car park and off the bike. This turned out to be a lovely scenic ride however from the speeds put in on the bikes no one stopped to admire the view. The second run, same course as the first, bike in the car and away to catch the second half of the football.
As always we need to say a great big thank you to all the time keepers and Marshals who gave up their time, with special mention to our lead bike, Oliver, who led the waves around the run route.
If you should have any questions or complaints regarding either the results or the venue please post them to Boris Johnson, somewhere in London as he has lots of time on his hands at the moment.