The shenanigans of Perth Triclub over the first few days of 2019.
Happy New Year everyone, it has been fairly quiet over the festive period, however, we have had a few club members gettting up to various sporting activities over the last few days.
First up, we had 4 club members take part in the NYD Triathlon in Auld Reekie (Edinburgh) which consisted of a 400m swim; 8 lengths of the Royal Commonwealth Pool, followed by a 12 mile cycle, then a 5km run; all of which was on the road around Arthur's Seat. The skies were blue and it was a wee bit chilly but thankfully no ice to contend with. Ella Webley completed the NYD triathlon in a time of 01:36:45, Lorna MacInnes completed the course in 01:38:44 and team PRO-seccos (Jo Connell/swim, Carole Mallett/cycling and Perth Road Runner team-mate Caroline Ness/running), completed the course in a time of 01:45:38.
Elsewhere in Bonnie Scotland, we had some extremely hardy souls who decided that the best way to celebrate New Year's Day was not sitting by a lovely log burning fire sipping a wee dram with a cosy tartan blanket on your knee (hot chocolate for the kids!), no no no, better than that, why not go for a dook in the baltic North Sea instead?! Enter....The Gatherer Clan (Lynn, Graeme, Struan and Mairi) who all went running off into the sea at Lunan Bay (3 miles south of Montrose), as well as completing the Stonehaven Parkrun. Also partaking in this mad caper was Sly Nowy, who braved the cold and went for a dook at Silver Sands beach Aberdour and Beth Scholes who jumped into Loch Tay in the name of fun! (cuckoo)
Club members Phil Lidstone, Colin and Joan Wilson were not convinced by the mad loonie dook shenanigans of their fellow club members and opted for running on January 1st instead. Phil ran the triple parkrun on New Years Day; Perth, Dundee and then the Blairgowrie 6km fun run with a wee jaunt up East and West Lomond hills (11km run/jog/walk) with his family the following day.
Colin and Joan Wilson took part in the Aonach Mor uphill race on the New Year's Day; a 4km race with 610m/2000ft of ascent. Colin finished in a time of 00:37:29 and Joan finished in a time of 00:39:19 which included extra as Colin reported that "almost the whole field of participants went the wrong way!"
Well done to everyone who took part in some sort of sport on New Year's Day - quite a start to 2019 - long may it continue.