Rugby Triathlon Club out in force far and wide - The Rugby Observer

Rugby Triathlon Club out in force far and wide

Rugby Editorial 19th Oct, 2018   0

DESPITE Rugby Triathlon Club members taking part in any swimming at the weekend, many got soaked through with lots racing and volunteering.

Gregory Ashely (43:31), Paul Albon (48:22), Luke Burndred (48:50), Barry Hale (49:09) and Nichola Smith (53:33) ran at the Daventry 10K.

The race had been brought back to life by Daventry Road Runners after a number of years away and despite running in the streams and puddles flowing around Daventry, the event was deemed a success by the runners.

There was also a large contingent of Rugby TC members volunteering along the route, a truly arduous task in the pouring rain.

Racing much further and for much longer, Sarah Booker competed in the Autumn 100 race along the Ridgeway and Thames Path near Goring.

In windy and very much less than ideal conditions, Sarah completed the massive feat in 24hrs and 30 minutes.

Sarah has run the distance before but when taking on such a challenge only the slightest thing needs to go wrong to turn a good day in to a bad day.

Racing marathons at the weekend were James Daly (3:57:48) at the Yorkshire Marathon and Andy Burston (3:38:07), Carlos Gane (3:41:42), Michael Langman (4:08:12) and Tony Stinton (4:10:34) at the Leicester Marathon.

Getting out of the rain quicker by doing half marathons, Anthony Smith (1:41:21) raced at the Maverick Inov-8 Original Oxfordshire, Annette Golawska (1:40:00) at the Leicester Half Marathon, Beccy Ireland (2:00:32) at the Royal Parks Half Marathon in London and Richard Mercer (2:12:20) at the Great Birmingham Run.

Anthony finished in 19th positon at the off-road event near Henley- on-Thames.

Racing shorter, but somewhat quicker, Andrew Boon (38:26) won his age group and finished sixth overall at the Green Leek Run in Kenilworth.

Andrew clearly wasn’t effected by the awful weather as he set personal bests for his 5k split and his overall 10k time too.


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