Gavin in fine form

Gavin Waterson of East Fife Triathlon Club.
Gavin Waterson of East Fife Triathlon Club.
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His splits for the 750m swim, 40km bike ride and 10km run were 12:45, 42:56 and 21:49.

Several East Fife Tri members competed at the Stirling Triathlon on June 3, Sandra Tulloch, Ian Cranston and Jane Askey in the sprint event, and Carole Fraser in the novice event.

Sandra, competing in her second triathlon, was sixth woman out of 82, and fourth female senior in an overall time of 1:19:23 (splits were 16:57, 38:27, 22:38).

Slightly behind her in the male vet category was Ian Cranston in 1:26:08 (15:46, 41:01, 27:31).

Jane Askey was first female super vintage and Carole finished in 1:18:41 (splits 10:09, 49:40, 16:18).

The same weekend saw Andy Brierley in the Lake District, taking fifth place and second vet in the Coniston Old Man triathlon.

Nominally a half Ironman, the open water swim was cut from 2000m to 1500m because of the cold.

However, the bike ride remained a very hard and hilly 73km over Hardknot and  Wrynose passes, followed by an epic fell run over Wetherlam and the Old Man of Coniston, both around 3000 ft.

Andy’s total time was 5:35:32 (splits 23:50, 2:50:35, 2:12:36).

The inaugural St Andrews triathlon was held on June 10, with a shortened swim (due to choppy seas) off East Sands, followed by a 40km bike ride up to Bealey Bridge, on to Peat Inn and back to St Andrews via Pitscottie and Strathkinness, and finishing with a run from East Sands to the far end of West Sands and back.

It was won by local athlete Steve Clark.

EFTC members taking part were Tom McInnes (2:05:33 – first male super vet), Gavin Waterston (2:20:06), Mike Gilbert (2:24:06), Tone Brennan (2:35:03) and Mary Riffkin (2:38:00 – first female super vet).

Sunday morning brick sessions continue at Hill of Tarvit, as well as the regular swim training on Monday and Wednesday evenings.