N1 Tri Club’s Ollie Beech second at Dawlish Aquathlon

N1 Tri Clubs Oli Beech at the Dawlish Aquathlon

N1 Tri Clubs Oli Beech at the Dawlish Aquathlon - Credit: Archant

In April, multi-sport events involving an aquatic element mostly take place in swimming pools, as the temperatures are not warm enough to contemplate open water events, writes Ellie Dominey.

Five N1 Tri Club members got their seasons underway by taking on the Dawlish Aquathlon.

With a 600m pool swim followed by a 5km run, this is a short, sharp distance and a good work out for the lungs and legs this early in the year.

George Tomkins had a super race, taking control on the swim and going on to win the youth 15-16 category (14th place overall out of all the senior and veteran athletes too) in a combined time of 31:20.

Hadleigh Davies posted a strong sub-12 minute swim time which helped him push on to claim fifth veteran aged 40-49 in 35:27.

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Moira Glen, competing in her first aquathlon, was awarded first place in the ‘super vet’ females aged 50-59 category with her excellent time of 35:56.

Vanessa Glyn-Jones had a tough day - can’t be on top form every time - but dug in to complete in a time of 52:21 for the first “super vintage” females 70 plus prize.

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In the junior Tri Star section, Ollie Beech gave a superb performance to finish a superb second overall in the competitive TS3 (boys aged 13-14) race: the mechanical mishap of his previous week’s duathlon now a distance memory!

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