Microgaming Sprint Triathlon - 12th May


A record field of 94 competitors braved the damp and breezy conditions to take part in the annual Microgaming Sprint Triathlon on Sunday at the Ramsey Swimming Pool. The race comprises 3 disciplines back to back of a 750metre swim in the Pool, a 20k cycle out towards Bride and then left to Andreas and back in to Ramsey, and finally a 5k run around the Mooragh Park. Andrew Nash, the current Island Champion over Standard distance, took victory for the first time in the Mens event in an blistering time of 1:00:40s, with Juan Kinley a very close 2nd and Russell Collister in 3rd. The Ladies race was decided on the final run leg, with Lynsey Elliott taking 1st Place, Joanne Hawkins 2nd and Wendy Sandford 3rd.
Despite a crash on her bike, Rebecca Storrie put in a very gutsy performance to get back on and finish her 1st Triathlon, winning the Girls Youth Category and placed 4th place overall. Joseph Ricciardi was the winner of the Boys Youth Category and placed 16th overall.
In the Team event, the very strong trio of Amy Kinley, Lizzie Holden and Katie Astin were first over the line in an super fast time of 1:03:57, only to find that they had gone wrong on the course, and albeit that they had actually gone further than necessary they relinquished the win to the 'Dynamic Duo' of Nigel Comley and Rosy Craine.
There were some fantastic results posted by the many Newcomers and we hope to see them at future events.
There were a number of pairs of googles left at the Pool - If you're lost yours, please contact Rosemary Kinley with a description and she will get them back to you if they're yours - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The next event is the Microgaming IoM Triathlon Championships on Sunday 1st September in the Mooragh Park.   Results here