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Triathlon

Scissett Triathlon 5 June 2011

Sunday saw the 3rd staging of the popular and local Triathlon at Scissett.  A total of seven Holmfirth Harriers Triathletes took part in this event, which also stages the West Yorkshire Police Championships.

 

Rivalry was intense as several of these Triathletes are of similar ability.

 

First Harrier and 2nd Vet40 was Wayne Byram, who improved on last years race with a strong run, notching the 4th fastest run split of the day.  Wayne who was pleased with his overall time of 57:32, was closely followed by Andrew Kerry, who repeated his 3rd Vet40 place of last year.

 

Andrew was recovering from an injury sustained a week earlier at the Half Ironman event at Belvoir Castle but was keen to acknowledge that this had little bearing on the result as Wayne got the upper hand to the local club championships for 2011.

Next Harrier home was Darren Hanson 5th Vet40 in 58:46, followed by the improving Darren McDowell in 59:17.

Mary Shepherd had a good start to her season with a top 10 category finish in 68:55, with Stuart Burdass in 82:17 and Hillary Booth in her first Triathlon a respectable 88:26

 

Unfortunately Tony Shepherd was unable to finish as he developed a technical fault on the bike section.

 

This strong performance by Holmfirth Harriers meant that the quartet of Wayne Byram, Andrew Kerry, Darren Hanson and Darren McDowell were 3rd team.

 

Wakefield Triathlon Club were first team with Jason Broadley racing for the National Fire Service being first in a time of 49:55.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Us

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Welcome to the Triathlon section of Holmfirth Harriers.  This section started in 2005 and has steadily grown in size since.

 

2009 is currently our best year for both our Junior and Senior Triathletes, winning many of our individual Age Groups at races throughout the Region.

 

It is down to the hard work of Holmfirth Harriers and our coaches that have got us into this strong position and we hope to use this as a springboard for future success.

 

Triathlon is one of the countries fastest growing sports and we are committed to ensuring that there is a warm welcome for new athletes of all ages and abilities (it really doesn’t matter if you can’t swim as many of our new starters couldn’t either when they started – me included/especially).

 

I hope that you find this page useful, and hope to add more throughout the season, until then, I hope you all enjoy your racing and achieve your goals.

 

Andrew Kerry
Triathlon Coordinator

What is triathlon

So what is a TRIATHLON? –tri meaning three is a good clue. There are 3 disciplines in triathlon SWIMMING, CYCLING AND RUNNING all done following each other with no gaps only TRANSITION – the fourth discipline. Transition is where you leave your swimming cap, goggles and wet suit (if it has been an open water swim) and where you get your bike, helmet, sunglasses, cycling shoes and number plus whatever else you need i.e. socks,t shirt etc and off you go on your cycling bit then back to transition to leave your bike, helmet, cycling shoes etc and put on your running shoes ready for the last bit – the run!! That's it in a nutshell – but there is really so much more. It really is GREAT FUN!!

 

Want to know more? Contact any of the coaches and they will be happy to point you in the right direction. Or you can email our Triathlon Coordinator Andrew Kerry. Also check out our latest newsletter for more info on what we have been up to. There are many races over the year for all abilities and ages. The triathlon family is very friendly and you will be made welcome at all events.

 

How do I become a Holmfirth Harriers Triathlon member? That’s simple, already a member of Holmfirth Harriers? Then you are automatically a member of HH Triathlon! Or to join Holmfirth Harriers please visit the home page and click on New Members to find more details on how to join and fees.

 

How do I train to become a triathlete? At Holmfirth Harriers we meet on a Tuesday and Thursday for running training. Depending on your ability there is a group you can run with and help you improve. Out of season many of our triathletes are very active with their running and take part in Cross Country and Fell races. These are open to juniors and adults and is fantastic training. Swimming at the moment is at Holmfirth Pool on various days. Over the summer we hold run/bike training and over the winter indoor turbo training. See the table below for all our up to date training times.

 

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