TRIATHLON: A bumper weekend for King’s Lynn Triathlon Club saw Ronnie Robinson continue in the British Triathlon Super Series in Wales.
The Llanelli event was the first triathlon of the year for Robinson in his para-tri category.
Robinson swam 750m in North Dock before 20km of a 4km cycle loop, culminating in a 5km run on the Millennium Coastal Path towards Machynys.
Robinson’s total time was 1:18:31.
Also in Wales, Geraldine Jordan took on The ROC Snowdon’s own endurance triathlon. A demanding 115km race was rich in challenges and crammed full of inspiring terrain, setting off from Abersoch beach to the summit of Snowdon and back.
Jordan started with a 1.5km swim before heading off on a 50km fast and progressively undulating cycle route.
The race then took her on foot via the toughest route up Wales’ highest mountain along the Watkin path, 6km of 3,085ft ascent, before heading 6km back down, for a 50km return cycle and 1km run along Abersoch beach.
Jordan finished the gruelling physical and mental challenge in 7:20:57, in a friendly sibling competition with her brother Paul who finished in 7:46:39.
Steve Bowdery took on the Outlaw X at Thiresby Park in Nottingham.
The 70.3-mile distance tests both mental and physical strength as competitors swim 1.2 miles, cycle 56 miles and run 13.1 miles.
Bowdery started in Thoresby Lake, then mounted his bike to embark on a spectacular ride through the north Nottinghamshire countryside before completing his journey with a half marathon through 1,000 acres of unspoiled English countryside within the grounds of the historic park.
Dave and Shelley Neale, Jenna Gotts, and Pat Cooke-Rogers volunteered and supported Bowdrey and other competitors as he set a time of 6:45:31.
The Stradbroke triathlon weekend hosted by Can But Tri, in Suffolk was the setting for Jason Blackwell, Sharon, Darren, and Thomas Elsdon.
Blackwell tackled the Saturday super sprint series (swim 160m/ride 17km/run 3km) in 49:01 to finish ninth overall and first in his age category. Darren and Sharon Elsdon completed the course in 1:00:05 and 1:03:12 respectively. Their son Thomas was second in the aquathlon event, 11:45. He had earlier competed in the Basildon Junior Triathlon, gaining 11th place overall in 24:43.
Active Training World’s St Neots triathlon series was Adrian Ebbs’ choice. Ebbs challenged himself to the Olympic distance of 1500m swim, 45km ride and 10km run, finishing in 2:47:14 for second place in his age group.