TWO athletes from Stratford Triathlon Club competed in Sunday’s Coventry Sprint Triathlon – the sixth race in the club Grand Prix calendar – and the duo were sporting the Stratford club’s newest kit, giving it the thumbs-up for comfort and speed, writes Victoria Jeffs.
The event, organised by Coventry Triathletes, comprised a pool swim followed by technical bike course before athletes finished off with an out and back 5km run.
Brian Weetman was first home for the Stratford club in 1:17:38. He put in a steady swim and, after his impressive transition times, had a good solid bike leg before pushing for home on the run to finish 63rd out of 200 finishers. This finish placed Weetman in second place on the club leaderboard.
Richard Eden showed he is getting back into good form, claiming the new kit helped enormously. Eden admits the swim is not his strongest discipline but the bike very much is and, after a speedy start, he powered through the cycle route before a strong finish on the run to come in at 1:39:49.
This was not quite a personal best but Eden was delighted with his results, which placed him in third position in the club’s Grand Prix competition leaderboard.
There are now seven events still to come in the Grand Prix competition, so everything could yet change.
Results: (distance: sprint – 400m swim, 20km bike, 5km run) Brian Weetman – swim 7:40, T1 1:09, bike 41:59, T2 0:50, run 25:59 – total 1:17:38; Richard Eden – swim 10:07, T1 2:40, bike 49:06, T2 1:51, run 36:07 – total 1:39:49.