Glass and Stainless would like to congratulate local GB triathlete Jack Scofield on his recent third place finish at the South Manchester Triathlon. Noticing that he is clearly an athlete on the rise, Glass and Stainless have recently begun to sponsor Jack and are keen to keep you up to date with all his growing achievements.
Glass and Stainless Get Behind GB Triathlete
Taking place in Wilmslow, Cheshire, the South Manchester Triathlon consists of a 400m pool swim, a 24km bike ride and a 6.5km run. Generally, Jack prefers longer distance events but he was keen to get another race under his belt ahead of the upcoming Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Since sustaining a knee injury back in March, Jack’s focus has very much been on getting back up to full fitness, looking to push as hard as possible at the championships. The Wilmslow event was all about putting a few demons to rest ahead of the big race.
Wary of picking up anymore injuries, Jack’s main goal was ‘not to do anything stupid’. Going out hard with 16 laps of the pool in 6:26 minutes, he was quickly away on the bike. It was at this stage that the knee injury began to make itself known. Nevertheless, Jack managed to tackle the flat windy course in 38:07 minutes, with an average speed of 38.6kph. Still managing the pain, he held on to a sub 4 minute pace to complete the run in 23:59. Overall, Jack posted an impressive time of 1:10:57, giving him third place (second in the age group).
Ironman World Championship 2017
With this preparation race over and done with, Jack is now going through last few bits of training before the Ironman World Championship in Kona. In order to qualify, athletes must have placed in one of the 2017 qualification races earlier in the season. The race will take place on the 14th October but Jack is heading out early. It is crucial when competing overseas in vastly different time zones that athletes allow themselves time to recover from jet lag and acclimatise to the new conditions.