With a stiff breeze blowing over the levels we weren't expecting super-fast times at today's GO TRI but all our participants were on good form, with quick finishes right through the field and our first finisher only a few seconds off the course record. We don't have many athletes going under 40 minutes on this course but today Wayne Williams (39.51), Alex Tedd (39.21) and overall winner Joe Prichard (37.19) all broke through that barrier, with Joe narrowly missing out on Matt Fratesi's record of 37.15. In the women's race less than 2 minutes separated the top 3, with Katie Jones finishing in 49.49, second place Lucy Gardner in 48.52 and overall winner Sarah Gillies in 48.05. Lucia Gaetani came in with an overall time of 79 minutes but don't be fooled - she did some serious extra mileage on the bike course!
Thanks to everyone who took part and to our team of only 6 marshals who made the whole event happen. Our next events are a 2 mile race this coming Tuesday (Eastville Park, Bristol, arrive by 7pm for 7.30 start) and our famous 3 x 1 mile relay two weeks later at the same venue. The relay has categories for clubs, unaffiliated runners (not club members), veteran teams (all 50+) and family teams (all 3 must be related) so if you can muster 3 runners to do one mile each, why not make up a team? There's a free ice cream for all finishers in that race too.
Our last GO TRI event is another Tockington Duathlon in September and there are still a handful of places available for online signup via the British Triathlon website.