Race Report: Bowood Triathlon, Wiltshire on 30th June 2013

This report came to us from Steve at Events Logic:

The magnificent grounds of Bowood House in Wiltshire provided a perfect venue for the Event Logic UK’s latest  ‘Bowood Triathlon series’, on Sunday 30th June.

The closed road event attracted a turnout of well over 300 adult competitors from all over England.  The Bowood series provided the opportunity for over 120 youngsters to compete in a range of tailored Tri Star, Youth and Junior events.

So the scene was set for a glorious day of racing. Adult competitors took on a sprint race, with a 750 metre lake swim, followed by a 21 kilometre fast closed road bike and a 5 kilometre run to round off the event.

First Male home ,was Matt Griffin from Trowbridge ,Matt was trailing after swim ,but soon closed in on the Bike leg, he then worked hard to maintain this through  run section, completing his race in a  time of 1 hour 7mins 27 seconds. Second place male was Charles Pennington ,Third place was Chris Hine. First home in the women’s race was Emma Hughs. She set a good pace for her swim but had a couple of other competitors on her heels for the bike stage. Emma found some extra energy in the run and accelerated away to take first place in 1 hour 15 mins 21 seconds. Second place was Abigail Bagshaw ,Third place Claire Vallence.

The day also provided an opportunity for many young triathletes to take centre stage; hosting the inter-regional Championships for selection to team South West. Triathletes aged between nine and nineteen years took on lake swims, ranging from two to four hundred metres.  Then they set out for the closed road bike race with distances from three to twelve kilometres and rounded off their events with a run section, ranging from just over a kilometre, up to two and a half kilometres for the oldest participants. Although many of the competitors were young in years, many are already seasoned young triathletes, who are used to competing for their clubs.

Events logic race directors were very pleased with the running of Bowoods very first triathlon. It was great to see so many spectators taking advantage of the great weather, and Bowood’s  great facilities. We expect this event to be held yearly.

Event Logic UK’s next event will be a three quarters triathlon and aqua bike event at ELUK’s own lake, set in the heart of the beautiful Cotswold water park on July 14th.

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