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Toes dipped and temperatures measured.

TeamBadTriby TeamBadTriMay 3rd 2010
The end-of-April showers marked the stepping out for some of our BADTri/Fred Baker shorties. Burnham-on-Sea Supersprint saw Jane Leslie and Jon Greenwood test the water in humble surroundings, in what was reported as a typically relaxed atmosphere for Burnham events, with a swanky t-shirt to match.

Both parties impressed over the 250m/10k/2.5k dash for the line. 'A flat, three [bike] laps with quite sharp 360deg turnpoints [proved] surprisingly technical' reported Greenwood, who crossed the line a CAT 1st (M50-59) in 0:34:32, 8th overall.

Leslie was soon to follow over the final sandy mile, stopping her watch at a time of 0:38:11, putting her CAT 4th (FOPEN) and 25th on the list.

Both are due to appear at the Cotswold Supersprint next weekend (9 May), hoping to transfer that winter training to the open water. (UPDATE: Leslie carries an injury; competetive appearance TBC)

Kat Broomhall compounded the girls commitment early in the season, turning in an AG 2nd (3rd FOPEN) at the Exeter Middlemoor Aquathlon. Look out for this one, she's got fire in her eyes.

Bisco's plans took a set back last weekend as bike legs were tested over the White Horse Challenge Sportive. A strong start was soon an irrelevant memory, replaced by a chat with the St John's 'Support Crew' and a referral to A&E. Now, with his wrong hand in a cast after loosing both wheels to wet mud on the road, plans are being redrafted.

All in all, signs that the standard distance contingent are starting to toy with the race-paced intervals and transition training (apparently the LD'ers are still in bed with their long socks on). Early measures look promising for the target races as we move towards the summer months. Reports of ever-stronger chaingang rides suggest that as more claxons are sounded, 'red black and white' may just be the colour for spring.
BAD Tri has sponsored teams for both triathlon and cycling. The aim of these teams is to provide support for athletes within the club at high-performance age-group level and above. As a club we are grateful to those who represent us at this level and understand that it takes a great deal of time, money and dedication. In return for this support, triathletes are expected to represent the team and perform well at the races throughout the summer. Cyclists will be expected to race regularly and place well at local road races and/or support others in the team to do so.
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