Trio complete ironman event
PUBLISHED: 14:20 27 August 2006 | UPDATED: 09:46 24 May 2010
THREE members of Weston Athletics Club completed the gruelling Sherborne Iron Man competition, comprising a 2.5 mile swim, a 112 mile cycle ride rounded off with a 26 mile marathon run
THREE members of Weston Athletics Club completed the gruelling Sherborne Iron Man competition, comprising a 2.5 mile swim, a 112 mile cycle ride rounded off with a 26 mile marathon run. The three competitors worked hard against the strong winds. Overall times shown along with each element (swim, bike, run): 286, Tracy Lewis 11:31:39 (1:11:18, 6:04:14, 4:01:14); 328, (22nd female 30-34) Phil Richards 11:41:39 (1:15:35, 6:21:22, 3:56:39); 958, Pete Telford 14:48:47 (1:13:01, 7:01:29, 6:15:33). There were 1,038 finishers. Weston AC meet at Hutton Moor Leisure Centre on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7pm.For more information please visit the web site at www.westonac.co.uk* NORTH Somerset Athletics Academy competed in its first meeting of the season at Yate outdoor sports complex against Bristol, Bath and South Gloucester development squads, and came away with an array of medals. A team of 14 athletes showed fantastic team spirit and camaraderie, which is becoming a trademark of NSAA, as they competed with honour. Medal winners were: Girls' 60m sprint, Amy Boyle, Yatton Primary (silver) 8.80 secs; Bethan Wakefield, Yatton Primary (bronze) nine secs. Boys' 600m run, Robbie MacKay, Mead Vale (silver) 1.56.10 mins.Girls' standing triple jump, Bethan Wakefield, Yatton (bronze) 5.32m; girls' standing long jump, Amy Boyle, Yatton (silver) 2.00m; girls' speed bounce, Claudia Crosse, Yatton (silver) 57; girls' hammer throw, Megan Coe, Churchill (gold) 31.20m; boys' hammer throw, Robbie MacKay, Mead Vale (bronze) 37.20m; girls' target throw, Megan Coe, Churchill (silver) 7.Other team members were Calum Hannay (Yatton), Luke Hollander (Yatton), Guy Coe (Churchill), Sophie Millard (Clevedon), Anna Baker (Blagdon), Andrew Vowles (Kingshill), Rebecca Heywood (St John's), Holly Beale (Portishead), and Francesca Allen (Grove).These athletes narrowly missed out on podium finishes, and had many fourth and fifth place finishes between them.NSAA has created a Secondary School Academy which commences from September, with 70 of the top Year 8 and 9 athletes in North Somerset, and have three major meetings planned for September and October.