Tri Club gathers at start of ‘15 to celebrate a successful ‘14

Bassetlaw Triathlon Club welcomed cyclists and triathletes from different local clubs on 2nd January for a New Year's social bike ride

Bassetlaw Triathlon Club welcomed cyclists and triathletes from different local clubs on 2nd January for a New Year's social bike ride

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Bassetlaw Triathlon Club gathered at the start of 2015 to celebrate the achievements of a successful 2014.

The previous year saw the club introduce the multi-discipline sport to more people, through their second annual sprint triathlon event, and attract more members to their ranks.

The season started in May with strong performances at Epworth, Ashbourne, Snowdonia and an ironman distance race in Scotland where Matt Lloyd achieved 24th overall, racing for over 15hours.

Matt Horsefield and James Gregory took in some international competition and raced the Half Ironman Mallorca, both notching personal bests.

In June, there was a strong showing at Rother Valley.

Ripon hosted the club’s standard distance championship in July where 15 members competed in the heat wave and even brought back medals.

Gregory and Lloyd upped their distance at the Outlaw Ironman Triathlon, and Horsefield went away from home again when he raced the Zurich Ironman.

A triathlon taster day was also held in July, followed by the annual Bassetlaw Triathlon in August, bigger and better than the inaugural event.

A month later Lloyd raced for Great Britain, finishing 34th in the Age Group Championships, while Tom Shaw took a top five place at Doncaster and James Lavin finsished the season with 24th place.

Top results at Ironman 70.3 Exmoor and a bronze medal at Ironman Wales set Amy Ogden up for the a top spot at the European Championships.

Last week the triathlon club welcomed athletes from different clubs for a New Year’s social ride, leaving Worksop Leisure Centre and heading to Bakewell.

Visit www.bassetlawtriclub.co.uk for more.