TRIATHLON: King’s Lynn Triathlon Club were out in force at Box End Park on Sunday.
Nine teams took part in the Bedford Relays, including two youth teams for the first time.
Teams of three swam 3x750m, cycled 3x23km and ran 3x5km in wet and windy conditions.
The club mixed up teams to try to finish together but last-minute changes meant substitutes were used, resulting in some wildly differing team times.
First to finish were KLTC A (Alistair Doig, Simon Hardy, Dan Guppy) in 3hrs57, seventh overall. Despite a leg injury from a spill on the bike, Guppy ran the event’s fastest 5km, 18.24. Youth team KLTC I (Sam Rose, Jake Lamas, Callum Steadman) were next in 4.00 for ninth place. Rose had the second fastest swim of the event in 8.38, and Steadman the second fastest ride in 39.09. KLTC B (Chris Playford, Jemma Redhead, Arthur Sargent) finished in 4.28, KLTC J (Andy Smith, Paul Dunthorne, Neil Gayton) in 4.32, KLTC G (Dave Neale, Juliet Meek, Paul Terreros) in 4.35, KLTC D (Adrian Ebbs, David Hicks, Maureen Wolfe) in 4.38, KLTC E (Ian Kidman, Michael Cooper, Karen Wood) in 4.47, KLTC H (Joe Wells, Alice Page, Robert Addis) in 4.54 and KLTC F (Jenna Gotts, Victoria Dunthorne, Debbie James) in 5.58.
Fastest individual time for the club was Steadman in 1.06.
At the Outlaw in Nottingham, normally a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile cycle ride and 26.2-mile run, heavy rain forced organisers to change to an aquathlon (swim/run), which Pat Cooke-Rogers completed in 7.28min (1.47/5.41), finishing second in her age group.
Two of the club’s Tristars were in action of Saturday too. Sam Doughty raced the Future Outlaw and came third in his age group for the 200m open water swim, 5km ride and 1500m run in 23.36.
Thomas Elsdon took part in his first Tristar1 event in Framlingham, finishing the 110m swim, 2km ride and 1.2km run in 15.21.
The club’s aquathlon raised £147.05 for The Club, a local charity that supports adults and young people with learning difficulties.