It was an early get up on Sunday for everybody 5.30am meeting on Atherton car park. 7 Triathletes and 5 spectators Sonia armed with bacon barms for everybody, i could sense pre-race nerves as the race drew nearer Sonia being affected the most but as she started the swim with everyone cheering her on she settled down and did fantastic in her 1st triathlon.
John Lee, Craig Bradbury and Mark Ruscoe finished in the top 30 out of a field of 200 just tells you what outstanding athletes they are, both John and Mark doing their first tri's
I was really proud of the 3 girls who took part Lyndsey 'Lance Armstrong' Carter, Brenda Wane (who was carrying a knee injury) and 'super' Sonia Gadsby who all did the club proud, as for myself i was really chuffed to win my category !
The day was fantastic for everyone, i would like to thank the 5 spectators who came to Leeds to support us, Debbie, Sharon, Sandra, Anita and Dave it meant a lot to us.
To round off the day we called in at a pub spotted by Sonia on the bike route and had a pub lunch with myself and John teaching everyone how to speak proper Athertonian slang when ordering our food ! JACKET PRUAITER, BABBY'S YEAD AND PEE WET, FEESH, BEALT HAM BUTTY AND TWO CUPS OF TEAY !!!