Sunday 29th September 2013 saw the 6th running of the Keyo Brigg Sprint Triathlon.
A third successive year sell out with 264 athletes registered to race.
The event ran smoothly with thanks to the hard work from the Events Committee and many members, family & friends who marshalled on the day. The feedback received from athletes, spectators, marshals & BTF officials was outstanding, not just on the event but how supportive and enthusiastic everyone was.
On to the results ………
The event winners where Joshua Jones (54:55) & Lauren York with (1:03:27) (pictured above)
“Spirit of the Race” awards were also made to a marshall & a competitor that displayed the highest levels of sportsmanship.
The marshall award was hotly contested with a number of nominations including;
– Andy Calpin & Jon Dixon for their shouts of encouragement on the bike route at the level crossing
– Anne Wood for her enthusiasm on the run course
– Mark York for lending competitor his own bike after a mechanical failure
– Kerry Padley who turned up to spectate, but after over hearing of a marshall shortage on the bridge, grabbed a hiviz and went to help keep the crowd out of the way of runners.
Although the award on the day went to Kerry Padley, all nominations will get a special Lincsquad prize soon.
The athlete nomination was a quite simply a one horse race, when I heard the story it had to be the one, Michael Barnett, was half way through his run and on for a Personal Best, he passed a young competitor struggling on the run with an injury, he selflessly, gave up on his own race to make sure the young lad made it back and completed the triathlon. Michael just missed out on his time goal in doing so, but I know this award meant a great deal to him & his family. You can read more about Michael on his blog Smoker2Triathlete
Once again many thanks to all the Lincsquad members who helped organise, set up, marshall and pack down for this great event, without you all, we just couldn’t do it. Lincsquad rocks !!!
A very proud Chairman