Rugby triathletes get success near and far - The Rugby Observer

Rugby triathletes get success near and far

Rugby Editorial 11th Oct, 2018   0

THE WET weather did not dampen the spirits of Rugby triathletes who have competed far and wide in the past week.

In Spain at the Ironman Barcelona, Keith Edwards, Hywel Davies and Russell Cager battled with some really tough conditions for racing.

Davies finished in an incredible time of 8hrs 54mins 54secs, winning his age group and finishing 27th overall.

Edwards was ninth in his age group in 10:25:27 and Cager completed the iron distance event in 14:56:00.

George Goodwin had a great race at Club la Santa Ironman 70.3 in Lanzarote with third place on the overall podium.

Lanzarote is widely accepted to be one of the toughest places to compete in the world in triathlon.

Matt Hayward and Guy Sanders travelled to the Lake District to compete in the Brecca Coniston Sprint.

The event consists of competing as a pair and running 18km and swimming 3km but with ten transitions between running and swimming.

Hayward and Sanders finished well inside the top half of the field in their first attempt at the discipline.

Sticking to one discipline, Greg Ashley ran along the South West Coastal Path at the Exmoor Coast 50 in rather grim conditions.

Ashley finished the 56km off-road course in a time of just over nine hours.


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