Multi-sports club FVS TRI celebrated their 125th member with a link up with Letchworth-based Trisports. Now in their third season, the Hitchin-based club have attracted triathletes, cyclists and runners into one club. It provides an ideal environment for
Multi-sports club FVS TRI celebrated their 125th member with a link up with Letchworth-based Trisports.
Now in their third season, the Hitchin-based club have attracted triathletes, cyclists and runners into one club.
It provides an ideal environment for those wishing to train and compete in one or all of the sports.
With a team of seven fully qualified coaches led by Keith Perry, the club provides an excellent training environment with sessions in the swim, bike and run disciplines.
Club chairman and coach Perry was delighted to receive the first Ridley bike from Trisports owner Mick Humphris and Ridley representative Tony Rose.
This was at an open night featuring the whole Ridley range as well as one of Tour de France rider Robbie McEwen's Ridley race bikes.
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Trisports have agreed a support deal with FVS TRI providing their most promising athlete each season with a fully supported Ridley race bike.
Trisports are also assisting the development of the club and its athletes with special support packages on sports nutrition and bike equipment and servicing.
More details of FVS TRI at www.fvstri.org.uk and Trisports at www.trisports.co.uk
More than 30 members of FVS TRI contested the Welwyn Hilly 50k Cycle Time Trial on Good Friday. Kevin Smart was their first racer home in 1-26:58.
Veteran Brian White was delighted with his 1-28:49, a personal best by more than five minutes on last year.
Also in personal best form was James Morris-Jones who beat his previous best by more than three minutes.
Jackie Perry was the first female home in 1-44:29, just beating Sam Tophill by three seconds!
With only 97 finishers, FVS TRI dominated the race in terms of numbers and their presence was appreciated by the organisers. The 50k route started and finished in Welwyn GC having passed through Hitchin.
Times: Kevin Smart 1-26:58, Kevin Ash 1-28:02, David Hard 1-28:42, Brian White 1-28:49 pb, James Brooks 1-30:43, Mark Grayson 1-33:06, Steve James 1-34:30, Alex Turner 1-35:30, Kevin Sambridge 1-35:51, James Morris-Jones 1-36:15 pb, Robert Wilson 1-36:39, Jeremy Lintott 1-36:45, Bradley Baynham 1-38:01, Robin Snook 1-40:33, Peter Timmins 1-40:34, Michael Clark 1-40:34, David Farthing 1-42:24, Tony Shortland 1-42:31, Keith Perry 1-43:37, Ian Hobbs 1-44:05, Jackie Perry 1-44:29, Samantha Tophill 1-44:32, Penny Wylie 1-45:12, Lesley Dutton 1-51:31, Paul Dutton 1-51:52, Dawn Green 1-53:37, Sarah Bryce 2-03:28, Steven Chalk 2-08:30, Mandy Waters 2-11:04.
Further afield, Simon Patenall rode to a brilliant personal best in the Garstang 10m time trial in Lancashire with 24:22.
Pete Eames competed on the track for FVS TRI, running a new best time of 5:13 and finishing fourth in the open 1500m held by Herts Phoenix AC at Gosling.