Race Report 16th July

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Bosworth Triathlon – Sunday 16th July 2017

 

We bring you this novice, sprint, standard and middle distance event in the perfect triathlon venue. The swim takes place in the boating lake with beautiful views over the Leicestershire and Warwickshire countryside. The cycle is on a fast route with quiet and well maintained roads and the final run section circles the lake, with the middle and standard distance runners taking to the canal paths

 

Standard Distance 1500m swim, 42k Bike and 10k run

Nick Whiffin – 03:05:04

Stuart Batchelor – 03:02:47

 

Sprint Distance 750m swim, 21k Bike and 5k Run

Darren Jones 01:11:12 4TH overall and 1st in his Age category

 

Birmingham Triathlon – Sunday 16th July 2017

 

The course is within Sutton Park, with the open water swim in Powell`s Pool. The bike course is also within the park (although a bit bumpy in places) and Rural run through heathland and ancient woodland.

 

Standard Distance – 1500m swim, 40km Bike and 10km Run

Adam Phillips – 02:32:17

Chris Robey – 02:38:41

 

Relay Team which included Keeley Rowland (Swim 33:16) overall time 2:37:01

 

Sprint Distance – 750m swim, 20km bike and 5 km run

Laura Butlin – 01:24:19 finished 5th overall out of 61 which is a great result for Laura

Paul Casey – 01:51:20

 

Wiggle Cotswold Sportive –  Saturday 15th July

 

Set in the Cotswolds and its amazingly scenic countryside makes for the perfect weekend’s cycling. A selection of great climbs and miles of rolling rural roads provide an ideal mix for a day in the saddle.

Soon after you set off from the venue, you’ll be faced with one of the first major climbing tests of the event straight away. Moving up Round Hill, make sure to catch your breath and check out the magnificent surrounding views as you crest the climb.

Once you’ve reached the top of this climb, it’s plain sailing until the next big ascent as you can concentrate on peddling away the miles and taking in the surrounding scenery at the same time. A reassuring downhill drop will open up just before passing Toddington Stanway – hold onto your bars, as this is fast one. Sure enough, as inviting descents come, uphill challenges will lie in wait as you’ll be out of the saddle again soon after to tackle the next hill between Snowshill and Saintbury. As soon as this is behind you, though, you’ll be able to power through the final few miles on a series of fast and technical country lanes leading back to Cheltenham.

 

Peter Wileman and Laura Wileman (Father and Daughter) completed the 67 mile route in 04hrs 55mins

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