Glenn heads Rugby Triathlon Club successes at Olympic distance race - The Rugby Observer

Glenn heads Rugby Triathlon Club successes at Olympic distance race

Rugby Editorial 22nd Jun, 2018   0

THERE was a good turn-out by Rugby Triathlon Club at the Pitsford Triathlon for their Olympic-distance championship race.

Matthew Glenn led the club home with second place overall in 2:12:13 in good racing conditions.

There was also age group wins for Keith Edwards (2:23:10), Mike Smallwood (2:34:52), Stephanie Seeley (3:00:05), Josephine Goodwin (3:02:11) and Marinthe de Bokx (3:04:52).

They were joined on the age group podiums by Glenn, James Gibb (2:28:48), Brian Haycock (2:31:13) and Anna Harrington (3:18:11).

There were many club members who were taking part in their first-ever Olympic distance, not an easy task with the 1,500m swim, 40km bike ride and 10km run.

Shane Owen raced in the Lakesman Triathlon in Keswick, completing it in 12:36:51.

This iron-distance triathlon consisted of a 2.4-mile swim in Derwentwater, 112-mile cycle over the Lake District’s notorious hills and a 26.2-mile run through the Lake District.

The racing started well for Owen but after puncturing on the bike course and with a brutal headwind for the second half he struggled on the run.

Despite this, he finished in a fantastic time at one of the toughest iron-distance triathlons in the country.

Meanwhile, Tony Johnson won his age group at the Olympic distance Dambuster Triathlon at Rutland Water in a time of 2:42:11.

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