Local triathletes catch the eye at Stirling event

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Members of Forfar Road Runners (FRR) and/or Forfar Amateur Swimming Club (FASC) took part in the recent 2011 Stirling Triathlon.

FASC club president Ian Cochrane gave a great performance in the Sprint Triathlon in a time of one hour and 27 minutes, after realising how much he could improve his bike leg by blowing his tyres up properly!

The sprint at Stirling consists of a 750m swim, a 20k cycle and a 5k run.

Fellow FASC member Lyndsay Bedford wasn’t far behind in a time of one hour 28 minutes.

He might have been a bit quicker if he had not been delayed in the first transition because he forgot to put his number on!

Lindsay’s son and local lad, Jason, posted a good time in the novice triathlon – a 400m swim, 14k cycle and a 3k run – in 52 minutes, despite an admission of lack of training over the last few months.

Also taking part in the novice after a period of ill health was FRR and FASC member Karen Fletcher, in a ‘glad to finish in whatever’ time of one hour and four minutes.

Dawn McFarlane, from FRR, managed the race in one hour and one minute.

She might also have been a little quicker if she had not incurred a 20 second penalty for taking off her cycle helmet before racking her bike!

The event was uneventful for new FRR, Angie Mackenzie in one hour and one minute, whose improved run time has tempted her to contemplate trying the sprint distance next year!

A very enjoyable event for all those taking part, and although the sun failed to shine for the early part of the day, it was an ideal temperature for the race.