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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.

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