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TRiKS trio tackle European qualification event
9:50am Thursday 19th September 2013 in Local
TRIATHLON: Three members of TRiKS braved difficult conditions at Bala standard triathlon which was a European qualification event.
Tackling a 1,500-metre swim, 40-kilometre bike ride and 10km run, they all performed well in a classy field of nearly 500 triathletes.
Dave Bennett flew round in his debut performance at this distance to finish equal ninth in the over-50s section in a fast time of two hours, 17 minutes and 46 seconds, while Steve Moore finished 22nd in the same category in a solid 2.28.32.
Caroline Cresswell found the swim conditions very tough negotiating big waves but fought hard to finish 10th V40 in 2.32.32.
The trio will now wait to see if they have done enough to qualify.
Meanwhile, Paul Bailey tested himself at The Xterra standard triathlon England Championships He completed the tough off road course, which included a 1.5km swim, 30km bike ride and 10km run, in 2.59.59 to finish an impressive 16th in the men’s overs-35s section.
Steve Hatch, Deane Hart and Mark Cresswell won the team sprint in 1:22.59.
Amy Waring competed in the 3km swim doing very well to finish 10th overall and winning the ladies over-30s category.
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