July round-up

It’s been a busy month at West Lancs Tri Club. James O’Neill set a new mens mile record of 23 mins and 39 seconds and a new Ironman record of 57 mins and 49 seconds.

Colin Eastham has won 6 consecutive Tri events and Chris Millington won the Aintree 10km.

The Tour of Merseyside was completed by Angela Crerar Connor. The O’Neill family, including James completed the Derwentwater 1 mile swim.

Kevin Polhill completed his first Ironman in 12 hours and 43 minutes and Owen Martin did the Liverpool to Chester Bike Ride.

New Records Set!

Well done to Owen Martin for setting a new West Lancs Tri Club Record for the 5km distance swim.His time of 1 hour 32 minutes at Cholmondley beat the previous time by a minute.

James O’Neill set a new 3.8km Ironman Swim record of 60 minutes and 40 seconds. Wil he be our first member to break the hour?

June: A busy month for West Lancs Tri Club

We’ve had a very busy month at West Lancs Tri Club/ Tommy Hollis and Andrew Owens completed the Cross Mersey Swim. Joe Bramall ran his 1st 26 mile marathon, by finishing the Ladybower Event.

Phil and Jo-Anne Robson completed the arduous Bala Lake One-Way Swim, a distance of 3 miles on the 9th June.

Saturday Morning Session

For those requiring a Saturday Morning Training Swim, there is such a session at Halewood Leisure Centre from 10.00-11.00am each week. Cost is £100 per quarter or £9 per session.

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Happy New Year for 2019!

Building on our 2018 success, we are expecting a big turnout at all training sessions this year as our members continue to push themselves to even greater heights.

News West Lancs Tri Club 3.8km Swim Record Set!

A new West Lancs Tri Club 3.8km swim record was set at Derwentwater on Sunday 8th July 2018.

James Thompson completed the Ironman distance in 1 hour 2 minutes, knocking 16 minutes off the previous record.

Jonathan Paxton, holder of the previous record, knocked 2 minutes off his old record. Jonathan’s time of 1 hour 16 minutes is a new West Lancs Tri Club Veterans Record!

James O’Neill set a new Junior Boys record of 28 minutes in the 1 mile event at Derwentwater.

Emma Burford and Kate Zubairu recorded fast times on their great day.

Swimming Golden Couple

Jo and Phil Robson took huge amounts of time of their 1 mile swim at Ullswater on 3rd June. Consistent training has paid off for this couple, as Jo took 3 minutes off her 1 mile open water personal best and Phil knocked off a full 5 minutes off his previous 1 mile open water time.

Phil’s time was 28 minutes and is one of the fastest recorded by a West Lancs Tri Club Member.

Triathlon Golden Couple

Sandra and Colin Eastham both gained 1st place in their categories at the Cholmondley Triathlon on 24th June.

Colin won the Men’s Over 50 event by an outstanding 9 minutes. He was also 2nd overall in the all age category, competing against men less than half his age. Colin’s Winter training plan resulted in an 11 minute improvement from this event in 2017.

Sandra claimed 1st place in the Ladies over 50 event, improving her swimming section by a full 20 minutes. A massive improvement by anyone’s standards.

Note: Sandra and Colin celebrated their 27th Wedding Anniversary on Thursday 5th July with a good swim training session at Nye Bevan Pool.