Beech in the trophies at sprint triathlon
PUBLISHED: 09:37 08 June 2012
Jubilee weekend saw the Taunton Sprint triathlon staged in and around the grounds of Taunton School - a lung-busting 400 metre pool swim, followed by 20 km cycle ride and finally a 5 km run.
Normal tactics involve achieving maximum effort and then holding on! N1 Tri Club supporters had plenty to cheer as various members were putting the three disciplines of the sport together for the first time in competition this year and in some cases demonstrating a certain rustiness of performance.
Jane Beech stormed around the course burying all sorts of PBs as she went. Triathlon races are divided in to age groups so participants can gain a true measure of their relative performance.
Jane was third woman overall in the race and won her age group. Universally popular in the club, as she always is the first to encourage others, she was delighted to return home with her various trophies.
Karl Hodson's swimming is showing huge progress and in a very competitive men’s field including some professional racers. Karl was 27th of around 150 racers recording the second fastest bike split of the day.
Ade Lane, who is also a swim improver, was 38th after an excellent run leg.
Liz Elliott has put a number of injuries behind her and was second in her age category with Vanessa Glyn Jones third. Jane Down, in only her second race did extremely well and she is marked out as one of the club’s future big improvers.
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