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Another year of success at the TNT Past vs Present event!

The Past vs Present Triathlon is a yearly race which brings alumni and students together, organised by 'Team Newcastle Triathlon' (TNT). Current TNT member Becky Sleath recaps the entertaining day for our alumni involved.

"On 14 March, Team Newcastle Triathlon Club did their 1st and last race (training exercise) of the season. The ‘TNT Past vs Present Duathlon’.

It was an epic race involving: 3km - 20km - 30km. The run tested all involved with constant terrain changes – steep banks, muddy ditches and lots of grass! The bike course had to be changed last minute due to flooding on the pre-planned route. This tested a number of athletes who were too in the zone to look out for sign, and only a few successfully followed the new route. As always, the second run put everyone in the pain cave.

The fastest male was our 2019/20 president - Francis Gainsborough. He finished at 01:01:45 and even managed to follow the correct route this year! The fastest female was Neve Hattee who finished in a speedy 01:06:48. Well done to everyone who raced, there were a lot of strong efforts!

To celebrate, we then regained all the calories burnt with a lush spread provided by Kirkley Café. The celebrations then continued at Cycle Hub, we partied the night away with a mega raffle in aid of Diabetes UK (raising £400) and a big night out for some! It was a brilliant event and it was lovely catching up with all the alumni. 

Thank you for everyone who raced, supported or bought a raffle ticket! A massive thank you to Fiona McDonald and Becky Sleath for organising; and to the alumni society for all the help they provided!

Another massive thank you to all our raffle prize donators; The Retreat, (Kathrine Wilkins) Swimpath, Shutt Velo Rapide, Physiohaus, As You Like It, Bar Loco, Mustash, Huel, Xanthe Polaine and the legendary Andy Shaw.

Stay safe everyone, we hope to see you next year and lots of TNT love!

If you'd like to get invloved next year, please keep an eye out on the Newcastle University alumni social media channels including Facebook and Twitter, or the NUSU Triathlon page (where you can buy tickets for the yearly event).



published on: 14 April 2020