Race Report: Oldbury White Horse Triathlon, Wiltshire, UK, 4th May 2014

This report on the 2014 Oldbury White Horse Triathlon was sent through to us from Steve at Events Logic:

Event Logic UK’s latest event the third running of the ‘The Oldbury White Horse Triathlon’, on Sunday May 4th saw a fantastic turnout adult competitors from all over England competed. Fantastic weather for triathlon dry and just the right temperature made for a great competition, whilst making is also great for guys improving and the complete beginners. This Year we split the Adults and the Children ,running the Children’s triathlon and fun run on Saturday 3rd May ,this allowed Events logic to give the children the nessacary attention.

Adult competitors took on a sprint race, with a four hundred metre pool swim, followed by a twenty kilometre bike ride from Calne Leisure Centre to Beckhampton and back, passing the Cheryl monument and white horse, and with a fast five kilometre run to round off the event. First home in under an hour was Paul Ryman from Frome. Paul set off hard on his swim, he then worked hard to gain time on the Bike section, rounding off with the fastest run time, completing his race in a course record time of 53mins 36 seconds, second place went to Chris Stuart ,From Army Triathlon ,and Third place to Up and coming young triathlete Will Crudgington from Total fitness Bath .First home in the women’s race was Cathy Cook in another course record of, 1hr 5mins 21seconds ,Cathy set a blistering pace for her swim, then making up time on her Bike and run Leg. Cathy had a couple of other competitors on her heels for the bike stage but found some extra energy in the run and accelerated away to take first place . Second place went to Rachel Brown from RG Active race team and third place to Sarah Kerswell.

On the Saturday competitors from as far afield as the Northampton, Bristol, Forest of Dean, Southampton and Hungerford, took centre stage. Budding triathletes aged between eight and fourteen years took on sprint swims, ranging from fifty metres to three hundred metres. They then set out for their bike stage with distances from one to four kilometres and then rounded off with a five hundred metre run race for the youngest competitors, progressing up to two kilometres for the oldest. Although many of the competitors were young in years, many are already seasoned young triathletes, who are used to competing for their clubs. First home in the Tri-Start event for children aged 8 years was Oscar Giller from Swim 1st Tri Club in a rapid time of 10mins 28 seconds the first girl to finish was Phoebe Freeman, representing Wessesx Wizkidz, in her first event of the season. She completed the course in 10 mins 33 seconds.

In the next age group, Tri-Star 1, for children aged nine and ten years, Taya Dee from Vale Tridents finished first; completing her race in a blistering 15mins 58 seconds Taya said, ‘ this was really well organised’, and she was ‘pleased that everyone got a medal; so they feel proud.’ First home for the Boys was Joshua Cumberland from Vale Tridents, who was delighted with his pace in the run section to finish the course in 16 mins 1 second.

Tri-Star 2 challenged competitors aged eleven and twelve years to swim one hundred and fifty metres, cycle two kilometres and run one kilometre. Trystan Barnett from Northants Tri Club romped home first to finish the course in 21 mins 42 seconds Taking the race for the girls was Caitlin Taylor who dashed round in a time of 23 mins 3 seconds.

The last event of the day was Tri-Star 3 for those aged thirteen or fourteen years. Archie Scott from Vale tridents completed a three hundred metre swim, four kilometres on the bike and a two kilometre run in a very fast 23 mins 12 seconds First to finish in the Girls race was Kirsty Jenkins from Bos Tri Academy in a time of 25 mins 37 seconds.

Event Logic UK’s next event will be in the stunning grounds of Bowood House. On Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th June .The ELUK team have designed a completely Traffic free Triathlon with open water swim, in the Fantastic Bowood Lake Adult competitors of all levels of experience are warmly invited. Young tri-athletes (from eight to nineteen years) are encouraged to come along, as this event has the added bonus of being a qualifying race for team selection to the Inter Regional Championships for Team South West.

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