Viva Yokohama!

Funny how Adam Bowden’s favourite race is Yokohama…and this weekend he popped an absolute blinder at the 2015 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama.  Just one minute behind the winner Gomez, Adam had one of the fastest bike times of the entire race (and faster than Gomez!), placed 7th overall and was the 3rd Brit in for Great Britain. An absolutely stunning performance Adam!

Tom Bishop came out of the swim in the top 20 however had to leave the race after ‘not feeling right’…’I was sick in Yokohama. The day before I woke up feeling queasy and it went down hill from there. I thought I’d start to see how it went but I had no energy, took a battering in the swim and went on to get dropped on the bike. Coaches told me to pull out. Disappointing, but these things happen’.  Get well soon Tom 🙂 still a tremendous swim.

On to the ladies elite race and Heather Sellars took to the stage coming in at 43rd but only minutes from the winner Gwen Jorgensen and 2nd Briton home.  Heather suffered a kick to the ribs however which ‘ended’ her race and is now looking forward to a better race at Baku.

But we must head back to Blighty where more action was taking place in the Etape du Dales sportive and there was a little bottom envy happening:

Matt Wilson and Alistair Cook, Etape du Dales
Matt Wilson and Alistair Cook, Etape du Dales

Over at Epworth – we have a WIN!  Andrew Whiteley came out to play and destroyed the field at the Sprint distance triathlon over the 400m – 21k – 5k course, smashing out 4.50 swim, 29.39 bike and then an 18.07 run. Kieran Hill also claimed a podium at the Little Beaver Olympic qualifier placing 3rd in his age group (20-24).  We hear it was windy climes in Leicestershire, so great going!

Then another WIN! For Kieran Savage at the Tadcaster league road race on Thursday evening last week.  Kieran belted around the shortened course (was 10, decreased to 7.1 miles due to road works) in a supersonic 15.30!

The race to the podiums continues….