South East Triathlon and Half Marathon

SATURDAY 28th July saw the hot weather with near 30°C temperatures of the previous weeks give way to overnight thunderstorms with cooler temperatures and gusty winds. This change in the weather was no doubt welcomed by the competitors in the South Coast Triathlon races. The gusty wind however resulted in the red flag being flown and so the 1500 metre swim for the South Coast Olympic Triathlon was abandoned and replaced by a 5 km run along the esplanade.
The change in weather did not however affect the car parking duties carried out by Seaford Rotary Club. The sun shone and although it was windy, the number of competitor’s cars for the various races soon filled the West Martello field. All cars were marshalled to their parking places except for one vehicle which was abandoned by the driver out of alignment with the other cars and thus prevented use of several parking spaces in the next row.
Sunday 29th July heralded rain, something not seen earlier in the month except the thunderstorms on Saturday.
The car park in the West Martello field was filled early by competitors for the South Coast Half Marathon. Those Rotarians who turned up to manage the car parking soon became very bedraggled as the rain continued to fall during the morning.
Nevertheless, the number of cars parked by competitors and spectators helped raise over £1200 for Seaford Rotary to put to good use for charitable causes.

posted: Sunday, 29 July 2018

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