MOK TRI 2015 Results

posted 9 Aug 2015, 11:59 by Enquiries campbeltownrunningclub   [ updated 18 Aug 2015, 05:16 ]
Last Saturday seen Campbeltown Running Club host their 2nd annual  Triathlon -  MOK Tri 2015 - at Aqualibrium and the Kinloch Green area. Around 80 competitors made up of individuals and teams of 3, gathered in the rare morning sunshine to test themselves in all three disciplines of Swim, Bike, Run After registration, the racking of bikes and the meticulous preparation of equipment, swimmers were gathered in the pool to get ready for push off and the 750m swim.

Over the 3 swim waves; In the womans race, Marion Monk of Greenock Glenpark Harriers completed 750m in 13:47, Overall winner and CRC's Will Bowman had a very respectable swim time of 11:58 in the mens race, but the fastest Swim of the day went to "The Battling Blondes" Emma Lazarus who had a very quick 11:15.Triathlons however are not won or lost on how strong you are in one particular discipline.

Transition times between legs are critical and lots of gains are to be made during the cycle section as this is the longest of the 3 parts. The 21km route up to Ballochgair Forestry, marshalled by Campbeltowns Young Fire Fighters, is hilly with exhausting climbs and exhilirating descents. Local Vet and CRC member Dom Sharkey showed his continued dominance in the local cycling scene with a blistering time of 37:18. In the ladies race Jennifer Matin also of CRC returned in 49:32. The winner of the team bike leg also had an exceptional time of 39:10 by local teacher James Murdoch of "Team Irwin".  Through T2 and with a few tired bodies and faces to match; it was out for the 5km run along the Campbeltown sea front and Kilkerran Road.

After coming off the bike, competitors legs don’t react easily to the change of use and jelly legs were evident as runners tried to get into their stride. In despite of this some of the athletes defied their bodies’ aches to put in brilliant splits. Fastest time of the day went to CRC runner Stuart McGeachy as part of "The Deer Whistlers" coming home in 17:02. in the individual races Jennifer Martin was again first home in 21:56 and David Carey of Mid Argyll  Triathlon&CC in 18:59Transition times between legs, when you have to rack bikes and change footwear, are equally important in determining the winner and can be the difference between the podium and not. DM Fabrication sponsored 2 prizes for the quickest Male and Females through Transition 1 and 2. Will Bowman glided through T1 & T2  with a combined time of 00:38secs and Jennifer Martin was in and out in 01:05min.The Top 3 For each Category and their total time were –

1st Will Bowman, CRC – 01:10:27;
2nd Dominic Sharkey, CRC – 01:12:53
3rd Angus Peden,Ayrodynamic Tri Club - 01:13:51

1st Jennifer Martin, CRC – 01:29:30
2nd Anne Marie Cullen,  Fusion Triathlon Club– 1:29:363rd
Elaine McGeachy, CRC – 1:30:49

To help promote MoKTri locally and encourage local participation the team event was hotly contested with friendly rivalries becoming well established. This years team prize went to "Team Irwin" finishing in 01:15:53, 02:09mins ahead of nearest rivals "Fortified". 3rd place team went to "The Battling Blondes" 02:58mins behind the leaders.This years race has been hailed as a great success by all those involved. "We are very happy with the response. It’s been really quite positive and we hope that we can make it bigger and more exciting next year."

"All the competitors who travelled to Campbeltown from as far afield as Moray Firth Tri Club, praised MOK Tri for its organisation and have vowed to be back next year with more members of their respective Tri clubs. This was one of our main objectives to grow the event and increase the “MOK” branding for good quality family friendly sporting events accompanied by our local hospitality.""We learned a few things from the day, small things that will make a big difference as we increase capacity and try to incorporate ideas and formats for beginners and kids alike, in the years to come. Now that we have MOK Tri established we hope more of the towns people will become involved from competing to marshalling to spectating."

If you are interested in taking part in Triathlon, or even just running, Campbeltown Running Club would love for you to come along and get involved; "no matter your age or ability, there will be a group that suits, you will be surprised at how quickly your body adapts. The ethos of CRC  is endurance running, but within the social structure of the club we organise and support each other in different endevours. We are very welcoming and encouraging to anyone who want to improve their fitness."The organizers would like to thank everyone who helped out on the day Marshalls in particular, those who took part, and the MOK Tri sponsors, with special mention to, The Kintyre Club, West Coast Motors and The Royal Hotel.

 Click here for the 2015 MOK TRI results and timings.