Tri aces show impressive form - The Rugby Observer

Tri aces show impressive form

Rugby Editorial 11th Jul, 2018   0

RUGBY Triathlon Club athletes have been busy, with Hywel Davies and Keith Edwards competing in the Monster Triathlon.

This unique event consisted of completing a triathlon starting in Lock Ness and finishing in London. Starting with a 5k swim in Loch Ness, the triathletes then had five days of cycling to Slough with a 50k run to finish in London – a truly epic achievement.

To add to the sporting accomplishments, Edwards used this event as an opportunity to raise nearly £14,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice.

Continuing his mightily impressive debut pro season, George Goodwin raced to victory at the Triathlon Vitoria-Gasteiz half iron-distance event in Spain. This is his maiden victory as a professional triathlete – a great start to his fledgling career.

Riding over the Welsh hills at Velothon Wales, Bethan Hawkes and Jason Mortimer took on the 140km route with 1,800m of elevation over some of South Wales’ best climbs in the gruelling heat.

Anthony Smith went running to finish in 16th place overall in the scorching heat in the Peak District at the Maverick inov-8 X event – a 28-mile run in 6:01:56. In what he describes as his toughest race to date, Smith stormed up and down the peak to finish strongly on a really challenging course.

Closer to home, lots of club athletes were racing at Draycote Water at three separate events over the weekend.

Getting up bright and early to race at the Seven@Severn, James Daly (31:24), Richard Mercer (34:56) and Jennifer Lynch (50:23) competed in the 7am race.

Later in the day, Marin Moxon (30:40), James Daly (32:04), Laura McCrystal (38:09), Sophie Albon (38:43) and Richard Mercer (39:30) raced in the 7pm event.

Neal Whitford (44:37) and Paul Lee (53:56) represented the club again at the reservoir at the Draycote 10k on Sunday morning.

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