BIG T & Little T – Bank Holiday Monday 1st May 2017

Travis Perkins was our Title Sponsor for the very successful 4th BIG T & Little T, held at the Trowbridge Sports Center and Clarendon Academy field, with event partners VW Heritage, Wiltshire Caravans, proto-col, Tribal Triathlon, Paul Nash Bikes, Deka and The Wiltshire Times.
Paralympics Gold Medal winner and swimmer Stephanie Millward MBE started our event, displayed her phenomenal array of Gold medals, and presented the prizes from True Grace and Cycology Bikes. Chip timing was provided by LPS Events , and the Event Safety officer was Richard Smith MSc.

This was our largest attendance ever with 249 Adults (106 Enduro, 137 Sprint & 6 Aquathon) and 84 juniors, with a majority of competitors coming from West Wilts/BANES, but some as far afield as Exeter and Gloucestershire. The adults were predominantly in their 40s, then followed by groups in diminishing numbers in their 30s, 50s, 20s and even four in their 60s. Overall we had a 40% female, 60% male mix.

Large numbers of competitors came from Avon Valley Triathletes, Urban Endurance, Frome Triathlon Club, Kingswood Tri Club and Zoot Athlos Racing Team.

We had publicity in The Wiltshire Times showing the very impressive fast times from the elite athletes, such as Helen Jones, Ashia Fenwick, Max Hazell and Harry Palmer, and our very own Catlin Wosika, Kirk Latham and Freddy Webb to name but a few. Crucially even though these elite competitors practice at our Club event, hopefully in the future with their names in lights they will be a credit to us all.

But importantly we had considerable successes and PBs for complete novices, both young and old. The spread of experiences didn’t deter anybody, in fact provided examples and encouragement for many. Of note one novice female competitor who only joined us 3 months ago, achieved a credible 10:58 swim time for her 400m swim in the Sprint on that day.

Hot Chilli Triathlon Club can proud feel that our event provided a clear endorsement of a community and family club run competition, showing that with an enthusiastic set of sponsors contributing to a well motivated events and marshals team, a great experience can be had by all. Many competitors were extremely complementary of the events organisation and marshalling; the pool, transition/finish field, and round the bike and run course was managed by just 32 volunteer Club marshals, assisted by some additional marshals courtesy of Trowbridge Lions Club and Trowbridge Wessex Mead Rotary Club.

And finally one notable success was the introduction of a new crossing under the Traffic Management of Bradsons for the runners across the Trowbridge, Frome Road; this minimising risk for the runners and was saving on Wilshire Police resources.

 

 

 

Key BIG T Adult results are:

Enduro

600m swim/48km bike/10km run

 

1st

 

2nd

 

3rd

 

Male

Max Hazell

Zoot Athlos Race Team

1:56:34.30

Harry Palmer

Zoot Athlos RT

1:56:54.65

Joey Rossi

Urban Endurance

2:04:27.15

 

Female

Helen Jones

Zoot Athlos RT

2:24:50.55

Tanya Lewis

Zoot Athlos RT

2:25:11.80

Diane Hier

Avon Valley Triathletes

2:28:42.50

Fastest Bike (48km)

Enduro

M – Harry Palmer

Zoot Athlos RT

1:12:02.30

F – Helen Jones

Zoot Athlos RT

1:24:32.4

Fastest Bike (25km)

Sprint

M – Kirk Latham

Zoot Athlos RT

41:19.30

F – Ashia Fenwick

Zoot Athlos RT

46:58.20

Sprint

400m swim/25 km bike/5km run

 

1st

 

2nd

 

3rd

 

Male

Freddy Webb

Hot Chilli Tri Club

1:05:08.60

Bryan Glynn

Zoot Athlos RT

1:07:15.50

Kirk Latham

Zoot Athlos RT

1:07:40.70

 

Female

Ashia Fenwick

Zoot Athlos RT

1:15:08.70

Caitlin Wosika

Hot Chilli Tri Club

1:17:01.85

Kate Derrick

Westonbirt Tri Club

1:18:49.60

Aquathon

400m swim/5km run

1st Male

1st Female

 

James Greenwall

25:55.80

Heather Graz

32:44.10

Key Little T Juniors results are:

Little T Tristart – 8 years

50m swim/600m run

1st Male

1st Female

 

Will Smith

Hot Chilli Tri Club

2:59.2 (swim 1:01)

Florence Riggott

Tavistock Athletics

3:50.0 (swim 1:40)

Little T Tristar 1 – 9/10 years

100m swim/1.5km run

1st Male

1st Female

 

Nathan Bottomley

Tri Team Glos

7:06.30 (swim 2:01)

Matilda Riggott

Tavistock Athletics

7:30.00

Little T Tristar 2 – 11/12 years

200m swim/2km run

1st Female

1st Male

 

Alex Knight

7:54.05 (swim 2:31)

Joseph Page

Wessex Wizards

8:19.75 (swim 3:10)

Little T Tristar 3 – 13/14 years

200m swim/3km run

1st Female

1st Male

 

Amelia Riggott

Tavistock Athletics

12:56.90 (swim 2:54)

Thomas Piskac

Exeter Tri Club

12:51:85 (swim 3:33)

Next years BIG T & Little T is planned for Monday Bank Holiday 7th May 2018