Triathletes go the distance in Europe

Simon Andrews.

Simon Andrews. - Credit: Archant

Weston Athletic Club’s triathletes took centre stage after a break in the running race calendar.

A BREAK in the running race calendar has allowed Weston Athletic Club’s triathletes to take centre stage while participating in a series of gruelling events.

They have travelled far and wide for the pleasure of taking part in Europe’s toughest endurance events.

Dave Stock and Simon Andrews journeyed to Germany and Denmark respectively for iron distance events. They each completed a 2.4 mile open-water swim, a 112-mile bike ride and finally a 26.2 mile run.

Dave completed the Challenge Roth in 10.47.26 and Simon finished Ironman Copenhagen in 11.39.55. Dave achieved personal best times for his swim and bike legs, and Simon, competing at this distance for the first time, beat his expected finish time by over an hour.

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Closer to home, three club members took on the Cotswold Classic half-iron distance triathlon. Dean Bridges was the first to complete the event in 4.55.02, followed by Nick Cook in 5.21.52 and Chris Edwards in 7.00.15.

Finally, back in the UK, Dave Stock wasted no time in getting back into competition, and raced hard at the Portishead sprint distance triathlon to finish in 1.17.07. This earned him 16th place overall and a second place prize in the male vet category.

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