Rugby triathlete sets new course record - The Rugby Observer

Rugby triathlete sets new course record

Rugby Editorial 22nd Nov, 2018 Updated: 22nd Nov, 2018   0

RUGBY’S Amy Sarkies set a new course record at the Wendover Woods 50 miles event.

Sarkies was the first female to cross the line and 11th overall in a time of eight hours, 50 minutes and 59 seconds.

This beat the previous course record by one second as well as beating the second-placed woman by more than 90 minutes.

Getting just as muddy and climbing many hills were a group of Rugby TC athletes racing at the Broadway Marathon and Half Marathon.

Anthony Smith (4:09:08), Tony Stinton (4:59:16), Matt Hayward (5:05:04) and Paul Albon (5:36:28) tackled the full marathon, taking in more than 3,000ft of elevation and descent.

The 8.15am start was a chilly one and views at Broadway Tower were non-existent with visibility at a few hundred feet.

However, the hills and views kept coming after the mist had cleared.

Starting a little later in the day, Alice O’Neil (2:19:27), Greg Ashley (2:19:27), Guy Sanders (2:19:28), Laura McCrystal (2:44:25) and Richard Mercer (2:44:55) completed the half marathon event.

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