Whitchurch Triathlon Club busy with late season racing

Reporter:

Barrie White

With the end of the triathlon season just around the corner, Whitchurch Triathlon Club members have been busy with some late-season racing.

At last weekend’s ‘City of Sport’ Triathlon in Stoke on Trent, Graham and Carol Sturrock finished the season on a high with an Age Category first and second place respectively.

Graham sliced a whopping seven minutes off his previous best completing the super sprint distance (200m swim, 10k cycle, 2.5km run) in 50 minutes and 31 seconds to finish fifth overall, while Carol completed her first Olympic distance race (1,500m swim, 40km cycle and 10km run) in 3:08:01 to finish 20th overall.

At a squally Shrewsbury Sprint triathlon, Paul Brown won his age group, finishing the 500m river swim, 22km cycle and 5km run in a blistering 1:05:28 to take fouth place overall. Bob Wilson followed in his fastest time of 1:19:05 (23rd in age) with Mark Sumner not far behind in 1:37:12 (27th in age).

Three disciplines were clearly not enough for Sandy Bebbington who canoed an extra 4.5km to complete the Quadrathlon race in 2:00:26, finishing 12th female overall and fourth in age.

Meanwhile at a wet and windy Bala, Nick Holmes grabbed fourth in his age group in the Standard Distance Triathlon. Despite the tough conditions, he completed the 1500m swim, 40km cycle and 10km run in an impressive 2:28:05.

Congratulations also to Mark Boundy who completed his inaugural standard distance triathlon in a very respectable 3:14:01 to place 53rd in age.

And while everyone else was back home tucking into a hot Sunday Lunch, Graham Alexander (the Great) was battling the rain and gales at Ironman Wales. He completed the gruelling 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 mile run in 14:23:17.

Email:

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