May has interesting time at ironman!
Gavin May from FVS TRI has lived the dream twice with a return to Ironman Hawaii after his debut in 2004. Having qualified for this prestigious event with a personal best at Ironman Germany of 9-26:26, he was devastated to be struck down by gastric flu in
Gavin May from FVS TRI has lived the dream twice with a return to Ironman Hawaii after his debut in 2004.
Having qualified for this prestigious event with a personal best at Ironman Germany of 9-26:26, he was devastated to be struck down by gastric flu in the week of the race.
In true ironman spirit, he completed the event in a respectable but disappointing time for him of 12-09:49.
This was for the 2.4 mile ocean swim without wetsuit, 112 mile bike in baking heat and high humidity, and a sapping full 26.2 mile marathon to finish.
Gavin had prepared meticulously for this event and was well on target to beat his 2004 time of 11-59:50 but will now spend a couple of weeks recovering on the West Coast with family before plotting his return to ironman in the spring.
Brian White was a superb first vet 50 and 17th overall from 12,500 entrants in the inaugural Royal Parks Half Marathon in a time of 1-20:39.
- 1 Stevenage Pizza Hut closure prompts Nando's plans
- 2 Men sentenced after guns and class A drugs uncovered at Ickleford property
- 3 Woman on trial over bottles smashed in Aldi store
- 4 Stevenage MP earns over £4,000 per month from other jobs
- 5 High winds stop Stevenage Christmas lights switch-on event
- 6 Former army major sentenced after pillion rider dies in motorcycle crash
- 7 Missing Letchworth woman found safe and well
- 8 Enter Shikari to play Club 85 gig in Hitchin as part of The National Lottery’s Revive Live Tour
- 9 James Bay announces intimate ‘New Songs New Stories’ solo tour for Independent Venue Week
- 10 Vegan market returns for final 2021 trade with festive twist
In unseasonably warm and calm weather conditions, the scenic course started and finished in Hyde Park taking in Buckingham Palace, Birdcage Walk, Westminster, Admiralty Arch, and the Mall all on closed roads with full barriers.
Robbie Laughton finished in a time of 1-37:39 with Nina Pitcairn racing over the distance for the first time and completing in 1-53:29.
Chris Suckling also raced the half marathon distance, recording 1-33:01 in the Great Eastern Run.
Steve Harrison recorded a new personal best at the Bala Olympic Triathlon for fourth overall with a 1-50:45 for the 1500m lake swim, 40k bike and 10k run.
He was under a minute behind the winner and only 20 seconds separated second, third and fourth.
Mike Bridge was a superb 10th in 1-58:55 having lost three places on the run-in when stitch kicked in inconveniently!