Team Trisports were celebrating ‘three in a row’ on Sunday night as they claimed their third cross country title in as many years after a strong display in the final round at Royston.
The outstanding effort and commitment shown by the club’s athletes across the five race series, which began back in October of last year, meant that they walked away with not just the overall title but were also winners in the Mens A, Mens B, Womens A, Womens B championships and 2nd and 3rd in the Mens Vets and Womens Vets competitions respectively.
This year’s title is the first under the Team Trisports name (having previously competed under the FVS TRI brand) and brings a tremendous amount of satisfaction to the club, as in addition to winning under its new name for the first time, it was also a victory achieved with the help of the club’s newest members who showed great commitment and team spirit throughout the entire series.
In Sunday’s race itself, it was once again Stephen Harrison (pictured) who led the way by securing overall victory in storming a time of 32:02 on the 5.5 mile challenging and hilly course.
This was followed up by Gavin May, who once again upheld vet honours to finish second for the club in a great time of 36:03 followed home by Steffan Ford in 36:21.
In the women’s race Jo Ravenhill continued to show her class by coming home in a time of 41:08 and in the process securing a top ten finish in a highly competitive women’s field.
Kate Turner once again combined motherhood, ironman training and club duties to produce a strong finish of 41:20 and a result of second club woman on the day.
And rounding out the women’s top three, Gemma Sargent clocked a time of 42:39.
The focus now firmly shifts to the upcoming triathlon season and with it more chance of honours at domestic and international level!