Sixteen Battle at Olympic Club Champs
Sixteen members battled hard in the Rugby Triathlon Club Olympic Distance Championship – The Bedford Triathlon held at Box End on July 6th.
Ali Moult showed her class again not only by winning her age group (25-29) but by also being the first lady overall. Olympic distance novice, Nicola Smith produced the fastest swim time of the event and several of the club’s men secured firsts in their age groups. The event comprises a 1500m swim, 40k bike and 10k run. The full club results were:
Lawrence Webb 3rd 40-44 2:23:03
Ali Moult 1st 25-29 2:24:48
Anthony Smith 1st 35-39 2:25:03
Greg Ashley 2nd 45-49 2:26:50
Mike Smallwood 1st 65-69 2:27:51
Paul Meigh 3rd 30-34 2:30:04
Kevin Sexton 3rd 50-54 2:30:57
Dean Swindell 4th 30-34 2:31:03
Ross Wearing 4th 45-49 2:32:45
Tony Johnson 1st 60-64 2:38:32
Matthew Miller 25-29 2:45:42
Nicola Smith 3rd 30-34 2:49:03
Richard Thompson 45-49 2:59:01
Ian Doncaster 50-54 3:07:32
Pam Batchelor 45-49 3:08:55
Bev Masterman 30-34 3:35:44
In the sprint event (750m swim, 20k bike, 5k run), novice Jonny Akroyd posted a time of 1:20:44.
Meanwhile, in Frankfurt, Club Chairman Russ Cager set out to complete his first ever long distance race (3.8k swim, 180k bike, 42.1k run) in the Ironman Germany event. He was successful and posted a time of 13:22:04. Fellow member Phil Scott finished this, his 8th long distance race, in 11:14:30.
The previous weekend (June 29), saw Keith Edwards travelling to Atlantic City, USA to take part in a long distance race. He was rewarded with a 2nd place in his age group (50-54) and benefited from some great American razzamatazz. His time was 11:03:40.
Also on the same day but in Nice, France, Tim Bateman took on the challenge of Ironman France and posted a time 14:52:38.<- Back to News