Jacob Marshall Grint

Four King’s Lynn Tri Club members put in top performances at the London Triathlon at the weekend.

Kelly de Gol raced the standard distance, finishing the one-mile swim, 40k cycle and 10k run in 2hrs 38mins, with splits of 32.17, 1.14.17 and 46.06.

Miles Thomas was also in the Olympic event, having raced the swim leg of The Anglian at Cromer the day before – a 2.4-mile sea swim in choppy conditions, which he finished in fourth place.

Thomas was first in his swim wave at London, overtaking several competitors from the wave that went 30 minutes before and was way ahead on the bike but, unfortunately, missed a turn and rode an extra 4.5k but still finished in 2hrs 48mins. His splits were 22.38, 1.31.35 and 47.06.

Kirsty Bunting enjoyed a seven-minute personal best on her effort from last year, completing the swim in 29 mins, cycle in 1hr 17min and run in 56.04 – her first sub 1hr 10k in a triathlon and a 10k personal best by one and a half minutes – giving her a total time of 2hrs 49.

Jacob Marshall Grint was competing in the sprint distance and finished 14th overall and third in the u20s.

All the triathletes said the event was excellent. Thomas called it a “fantastic race experience” and De Gol said it was “an amazing day”.