On Sunday 10 July, athletes from Out to Swim and London Frontrunners came together to race at the Shock Absorber Women’s Triathlon at Eton Dorney Lake.
Congratulations to Amy Lovegrove (soon-to-be Frontrunners ;) who raced her first triathlon; Sarah Ov (Frontrunners) a trail running specialist branching out to finish a very respectable 22nd in a large field of over 100.
From Out to Swim, Erika Kulikova braved the Olympic distance of 1500m swim, 42km ride and 10km run, snatching a cool 4th in her age group.
The inter club relay team Guns of Roses consists of feisty water polo player Oti Tőzsér (Out to Swim), veteran triathlete Emily Chong (Out to Swim / Frontrunners) and pocket rocket Nadia Wilkinson (Frontrunners). They led the Challenge distance field from the swim start all the way to the finishing line. Miraculously, none of them miscounted laps and finished first, 4 minutes clear of the next finisher.
Despite a windy, grey and drizzly start of the day, everyone enjoyed themselves and cheered each other on at this particularly spectator friendly course. The sun popped out as the races finish and we all celebrated with free pints of alcohol free beer courtesy to event sponsor - Erdinger.
Erika: 36:37 (1500) 1:32 (42.4km) 49:27 (10k) 4th age group, 10th overall. Olympic Distance
Sarah: 22:25 (750m) 46:26 (21.2k) 27:43 (5k) 22nd age group. Sprint Distance
Team Guns of Roses: 11:49 (800m) 58:18 (31.8km) 33:51 (7.5km ) 1st overall. Challenge Distance Relay.