King sets new PB time at Driffield Triathlon

Tom King
Tom King

Mother and son Paula and Tom King represented Bridlington Swimming Club at the Driffield Triathlon

It was a first triathlon for Paula, the club’s welfare officer, and saw her tackle a 400m swim, a 19km cycle and a 5km run. She successfully completed the event in one hour and 35 minutes.

Son Tom was at his third Driffield Triathlon and finished in a personal best time of one hour and three minutes, taking first place in the 17-20 year old category as he was 19th out of 171 male competitors overall.

There was no time to stay for the results as Tom had to get straight back to Bridlington to compete in the BAM Invitational meet to showcase the new East Riding Leisure centre, where he competed in the relays and won the individual 50m fly and 50m freestyle.

Bridlington were also well represented at the Derwent Valley Gala in the Ridings League at Norton.

The club currently has lots of new younger members and for some of them it was their first gala with many competing in higher age groups.

The swimmers gained a total of 25 ersonal bests, proving that their hard work and training is coming together.

There were many outstanding performances, including Jessica Robson who set a new league record for her age group in the 50m freestyle. Dalton Green improved on his 25m butterfly while Michael Hart gained PBs in the backstroke, both in his individual race and the medley relay.

Connie Oliver demonstrated outstanding technique in both of her races coming first in the 50m freestyle and second in the 50m butterfly.

Annabella Hewitt and Louis Hart were also among the younger swimmers adding to the PBs.

The relay teams all finished in either first or second place with the open girls team closing the gala with a great first place. Overall, Bridlington finished in an impressive second place.