Andrew L
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LLR tri suits spotted at the Lichfield Sprint triathlon!

Andrew L
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28 Apr 2014

Nicholas Gilbert and Ashley Perry get some early race practice in!

Race season is underway (but not yet for me!).

Race season is underway and whilst marshalling at one of my clubs events today - The Brat Lichfield Triathlon - I bumped into a couple of Unstoppables getting some early season practice in.
Nicholas Gilbert and Ashley Perry were both looking the business in their Unstoppable's tri suits and we're raring to get going in what was, I think, their first triathlon.  I was at the swim poolside handing out caps and timing chips, doing my best to convince novice triathletes that this was going to be fun...and not a one way trip to their worst nightmare! I also managed to get to the finishing line to see some of them finish...all big smiles and a sense of achievement we're plain to see!
Nicholas, I noticed from my race sheet, was represent the West Midland Police Tri team and is racing Bleinheim in June. Later I checked his result and he had a very respectable time, beating 3 of his team mates in the process. here's one to watch! In his first year in triathlon he is competing in Ironman UK in Bolton later in the year for LLR. For those of you who don't know, an Ironman is a 3.8km swim, 112 mile cycle and then run a 26.2 mile marathon!  Is this boy sane? Anyway, he finished this sprint tri an a smoking time for a novice, so come Bolton I think he may show how Unstoppable he is!
Anyone else already raced this season? Drop me a line and tell me how you got on. Any concerns...I'm happy to help.
Andy :-)