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Wednesday, July 11, 2012
FIVE members of Walden Tri travelled up to Robin Hood country for the Outlaw iron distance triathlon race... and all finished the 2.4mile swim, 112mile bike and 26.2mile run.
In its third year, the race - which was voted as 220 Triathlon Magazine’s Event of the Year in 2011 - is based in Nottinghamshire and starts and finishes at Holme Pierre Point where the National Water Sports Centre is situated.
Just under 1,000 competitors from all over the world assembled in the manmade regatta lake on a windy but dry Sunday morning, ready for the 6am mass start.
The start was divided into four areas, so that the athletes had the opportunity to begin the 2.4mile open water out-and-back swim with similarly paced swimmers, however, unless you were the lead it meant that for the whole of the course you were surrounded by other competitors.
First out the water, in an incredible 11th place for Walden Tri, was Dave Mulry, who had a fantastic time of 59mins 18secs. It was then straight out on the bike for the 112-mile course on the roads of Nottinghamshire.
Fastest bike split for Walden Tri went to Andy Bryant who posted a split of 5 hrs 50mins 49secs.
On returning to the National Water Sports Centre the merry men racked their bikes and headed out on to the run course around the lake and on to the River Trent path to Trent Bridge and County Hall. The multi-lap 26.2 mile marathon course was lined with supporters willing them all the way to the finish line. Teresa Peasgood had the fastest marathon time of the Walden Tri athletes, finishing in 4hs 11mins 4secs.
All Walden Tri competitors did well and can now be called ‘Outlaws’. Bryant finished in a time of 11:37:57; Howard Williams in 11:57:18; Peasgood in 12:17:01; Phil Roberts in 13:13:49 and Mulry in 15:05:46.