And the scores after Darlington are....
Recently the committee revived the old Club Grand Prix, listing a group of six nearby races from which a member's best 3 results would count. Darlington Triathlon on May 8 was the first of these so the GP Table is taking shape! Next up is the Cleveland Steelman event on July 2 when a big group of DurhamTri members will be in action and translating their results into GP scores. Your score in a race is simply the ratio: 100 X (WINNER'S TIME divided by YOUR TIME). That's the ratio of your speed to the winner's speed, expressed as a percentage. This is based on the regional grand prix scoring system. Your overall Grand Prix score will be the total of your three best scores. Whether you're a pool-based swimmer or an Open Water person, you should be able to find some events in the list to get your name into the mix!
Current positions are
The full list of GP races is:
May 8 Darlington Sprint 400m pool/20km bike/5km run
July 2 Cleveland Steelman 1900m OW/90km bike/20k run
July 24 Teesdale Triathlon 500m pool/20km bike/5km run
August 7 Hebburn Sprint 400m pool/20km bike/5km run
August 21 Stockton Mini 260m pool/13km bike/3km run
August 21 Stockton Sprint 750m OW/20km bike/5km run
August 21 Stockton Standard 1500m OW/40km bike/10km run
September 11 Newbiggin Sprint 750m OW/20km bike/ 5km run
August 21 in Stockton is also the Club Awayday - a chance for a large group of club members to compete on the same day, and to socialise. With 3 separate events at various distances there's something to suit most of us. And if you're still a triathlon virgin, the Mini could be a great opportunity to dip your toe in the water - the bike circuit also features totally closed roads. So mark it up in your diary!