This year’s Wicked Wolf Triathlon was held at the weekend (Saturday 21 July 2011) and proved just as popular despite the cancellation of the water section due to the presence of blue green algae at Lochindorb.
The Wicked Wolf – which raises funds for Cancer Research UK – is normally 5k kayak, a 30km mountain bike and then a 10k run but the kayak section was replaced this year with a 3k run “with a twist” at the start, with participants having to negotiate a few obstacles in the middle! There were also 10k and 5k races in the afternoon.
The results are:
Wicked Wolf Triathlon:
Winning Male Solo –Thomas Jefferson, who lives in Aviemore, in a time of 2.06.11.
2nd – Paul Strycharczuk in a time of 2.16.43.
3rd – John Ingham in a time of 2.17.10.
Winning Female Solo – Kirree Seddon from Kincraig in a time of 2.38.21 – the third time she has won the title.
2nd – Linda Powell in a time of 2.40.05.
3rd – Amanda Shepherd in a time of 2.56.51.
1st Male Team – “Stravaigers” (John Newman, Peter Porteous and Keith Bootle all from Carr-Bridge) in a time of 2.23.59.
1st Female Team – “Triple Trouble” (Eilidh McCready, Hebe Carus and Joanne Gaffney)) in a time of 2.33.33.
1st Mixed Team – “Dulnain Bridge Garage” (Alana Clark, Duncan Clark and Colin Clark) in a time of 2.18.39.
Wicked Wolf 10km Run:
1st Male – Jamie Harrower from Carr-Bridge in a time of 40.02
1st Female – Lorna Bruce, also from Carr-Bridge in a time of 48.45.
Organiser Gemma Powell said: “Despite having to cancel the kayak section this year, the Wicked Wolf has still been enjoyed by everyone who took part. We owe a massive thank you to all our supporters and helpers but especially Dulnain Bridge Garage, Landmark Forest Park and Mountain Café. It’s too early to say how much money we’ve raised for Cancer Research UK this year but we’ll let everyone know as soon as we can.”
Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading charity dedicated to research on the causes, prevention and treatment of cancer and is the largest single funder of cancer research in the UK. The charity supports research into all aspects of the disease through the work of more than 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses across the UK. Survival rates for cancer have doubled in the last 40 years. But one-in-three people will still get cancer at some point during their lifetime. Cancer Research UK’s groundbreaking work, funded entirely by the public, will help ensure that millions more people will survive.
For more race results, times or just for more information about the Wicked Wolf visit the website: www.wickedwolftriathlon.co.uk .