ELT Winter Warmer Duathlon

Once again ELT hosted another fantastic event at the Lee Valley Velo park, this time the Winter Warmer Duathlon. We had over 65 competitors brave the fierce winds and the icy cold weather to complete a 2 lap run, 10 lap bike, and a final 1 lap run course.

 
Under the superb leadership of Peter Dyer the ELT Volunteers were highly organised and extremely efficient setting up the course. It was good to see a mixture of first time and experienced volunteers turn up to make sure all the competitors had a good event.
With a constant headwind on the back straight, each lap took its toll on our competitors requiring them to dig deep and get as aerodynamic as possible to avoid being overly punished by the conditions.

A big congratulations to all of our podium finishers, the full results will be found on the veloduathlon park soon.

Thank you to both participants and volunteers that turned up on the day, see you all in May for the Dragonslayer!

The Highwaymen’s Hoard

Last weekend ELT ran it’s very own Orienteering Fitness challenge dubbed the ‘Highwaymen’s Hoard’. We had a great turnout from competitors, helpers and our supporters. It was nice to see lots of new faces too!

We met at High Beech tea hut and tested our knowledge of the forest and map reading skills in search of locations specified by grid references. We participated either on our own or in teams and both on bike or by foot. The choice, along with the route, was ours.

In the end, experience of the forest showed as our winners David Longstaff and Isabelle Schelcher trailed away managing to find 9/10 locations within the time limit. James Swift and Ali Wardle paired up and also found 9/10 locations but couldn’t keep track of time and narrowly lost out through time penalties. It was a tie in third between Pete and Sam Bitten, Angela Rouse and Janet Bywater and Alex Ward. Well done to everyone who competed.

For those of you who missed out or are more fair weather athletes, we plan to try another in the summer!

Chris

ELT Vice Chair