FVS TRI sprint success
PUBLISHED: 12:44 14 August 2008 | UPDATED: 16:26 05 May 2010
FVS TRI s Martyn Hynes won the overall sprint event at the London Triathlon Weekend. He beat more than 1,400 athletes in a time of 1-07, an incredible 5:12 faster than last year for the 750m open water swim, 21k bike and 5.2k run. Steve Harrison raced the
FVS TRI's Martyn Hynes won the overall sprint event at the London Triathlon Weekend.
He beat more than 1,400 athletes in a time of 1-07, an incredible 5:12 faster than last year for the 750m open water swim, 21k bike and 5.2k run.
Steve Harrison raced the elite Olympic event in 1-57:06 racing against the largest and most international field assembled for the premier elite event.
In the age group events, Pete Ryan was first home for the club in 2-22:45.
Paul Habibi used his prize winning entry from Mazda to good effect with a 2-32:58.
Sean Bradley was the only junior with a time of 2-36:05 just ahead of Richard Easterbrook in 2-38:58.
Matt Hickman dipped under three hours with a time of 2-59:51 despite having the leg of his wetsuit ripped by a cyclist on the way to the start!
Stevan Allison completed his first event for FVS TRI in 3-00:05 having first competed at London in 1997.
Ryan Johnson finished his first Olympic event in 3-24:37. Simon Douglas competed in the sprint event and finished in 1-25:45.
Ironman Rob Wilson is now a 'Norseman' having completed the world's toughest long distance triathlon event in Norway.
The point-to-point event started off with a boat trip into the 400m deep Hardangerfjord for the 3.8k swim back to the bike transition, swimming against the current!
The 180k bike leg started with a brutal 1200m climb in the first 20k and the marathon run to the mountain top finish culminated with 17k up the mountain with the last 4k scrambling up scree.
Rob completed the Norseman Challenge in 15-20:25 and then had to walk down the mountain as the cable car was out of order, making the total event time 17-10.
His split times for the event were: swim 1-27:35, bike 7-06:56, and run 6-28:54.
Three veteran FVS TRI athletes represented Great Britain in the World Long Course Duathlon in Geel, Belgium.
Brian White was 10th in the 50-54 age group covering the 18k run, 74k bike and 9k run in 4-10:35, despite requiring five stitches to the head after the event having collided with a signpost with 1k to go.
Samantha Tophill was eighth in the 40-44 age group in a time of 4-45:41.
Simon Hall was unlucky to slide off his bike in windy and wet conditions and had to retire to the medical facility after the first lap of the bike.
Ironman Penny Wylie returned to the shorter standard distance with an age group win at the Swanage Olympic event with a time of 2-39:47.
The 45-49 age group win was also enough to clinch first veteran for the South Coast Challenge Series. Dil Wetherill completed the sprint in 1-37:47.
James Grierson and Robbie Laughton completed the Cambridge Olympic Triathlon in 2-25:14 and 2-27:40 respectively.
Darren Greene returned from a long injury lay-off to compete in the Wandlebury Woods Cross-Country event near Cambridge and he completed the five miles in 38:17.