GTC junior member Fraser Anderson took part in The Big Reboot 2021 duathlon at East Fortune in East Lothian on May 9 – and he was delighted to be the fastest in his age category.
The “kids’ race” comprised a 1.2km run, 4.6km bike, 600m run. There were none of the usual age categories for children and this event had a wide spread of ages.
Fraser, 13, said: “I really enjoyed my first race in a long time. The weather was great and the course was flat and fast. We set off at 10 sec intervals to remain socially distanced. I didn’t know the results until earlier this week when mum sent me a message to let me know I’d won.”
The Big Reboot 2021
After a year off Covid restrictions, Triathlon Scotland has organised a “Local Participation Series” with a number of “Get Race Ready” events.
These are aimed at existing triathletes, who are looking to take their initial steps back into multi-sport following lockdown and who are keen to go through the motions of an event in an informal, relaxed environment to help them prepare for the season ahead.
While the sessions simulate a race, they are informal and non-competitive, although finish times are sent to participants.
To find out more about the events, including one at Pinkston Watersports in Glasgow, see The Big Reboot.
Ultra good times for club runners
In other race news, GTC member Masha Mott was third female overall in the recent 32-mile Kintyre Way Ultra, finishing in 05:46:01. The winning female time was 05:08:26.
Nic Dawson, a coach and GTC member, was 11th lady in a very competitive race in the Lake District. The 47-mile The Lap takes runners on a circuit of Lake Windermere in the Lake District. She finished in a time of 11:22:11. The winning female time was 8:31:512.
Both races were held in very difficult weather conditions.