It’s been a busy start to 2018 for all of us at You Can Sport – both from an athlete and business perspective.
We sponsored our first event – the Stirling Duathlon. This race hosted the Scottish National Duathon Champs, the Scottish Student Triathlon (SST) Duathlon Champs and was also an ITU age group qualifier for 2019. The winning club of our free coaching session was the Grangemouth Triathlon Club.
Coming up in the next few weeks we have the return of the Scottish Sea Farms Triathlon Festival at the University of Stirling. This is set to be even bigger and better than last year’s successful event. We are still on the lookout for more volunteers to help throughout the day. So, if you are free on Sunday 27th May, and would like to help out, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your details. You will be provided with lots of food and drink throughout the day as well as some other goodies, and maybe even a tan (if last year’s weather is anything to go by!).
You Can Sport Athletes
Ross’ first event of this year was the Falkirk Ultra Race, an 8hr ultramarathon where he was able to cover a huge 68.6km within the time. He then opened his triathlon season at the East Fife sprint triathlon with a 6 minute PB and a brilliant 19min 5km run split.
Fionna completed her first ever marathon in Barcelona in a time of 5:48.
Gregg ran another half marathon PB at the Surrey Half in a time of 1:36.
Graham was back out competing in the Open Adventure Open5 series in the Peaks (Edale)as a Male Pairing with Keith finishing 5th, and then in the Dales (Grassington) as a Mixed Pair with Suzanne coming in 6th.
Craig competed at the opening Xterra event of the season in Malta. He was unfortunately forced to withdraw after a double puncture on the rocky bike course. Before that his swim of 21:11 was the 6th fastest age group time of the day. Wanting to make the most of the day, he was able to make his way back to T2 from the bike course and was allowed to go out and enjoy the run around the scenic coastal course. A detailed account of his day will follow.
In the next few weeks we’ll have athletes competing at the London, Stirling and Edinburgh marathons, the Tiree Half Marathon, Selkirk Standard Triathlon and plenty other events across the country!
Good luck to all our athletes.