Tri series runs on to Tenby
12:00pm Monday 19th August 2013 in Sport
NEARLY 100 competitors took to the starting blocks last weekend for the second in a series of summer Pembrokeshire mini triathlons.
Ninety six sports men and women – including 36 novice tri-athletes - and eight teams took part in the mini triathlon at Tenby on Sunday August 11.
The first male athlete home was Robert Dyde, while Catherine Marks won the women’s race.
Christopher Cray was the first male novice and Julie McCall the first female novice.
Adrian Smith won the veteran (over 40) race with Ian Vickery the first supervet (over 50) home.
Debbie Phillips was the first female veteran.
Pembrokeshire Bikes won the Mixed Team event, while Kyle Wheeler won the Male Team.
Organised by Pembrokeshire Leisure – the leisure services arm of Pembrokeshire County Council - and the Pembrokeshire Triathlon Club, entrants take part in a 400m pool swim, a 12.5mile cycle ride and a three mile run.
Targeted primarily at novices, the events are also open to more experienced athletes with competitors able to take on one triathlon or - if they want more of a challenge – tackle all four!
And if three different sports are a bit too much, they can also enter as a three-person team taking on the swim, cycle or run individually.
“These mini triathlons are all about encouraging more people into physical activity,” said Councillor Elwyn Morse, Cabinet Member for Sport and Leisure.
“They’ve proved extremely popular with both newcomers and experienced athletes.”
The last mini triathlon in the series will now be held at Haverfordwest on September 15.
Log onto www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/leisure/gotri for a full list of Tenby’s results as well as more information about this summer’s Go Tri series, plus training tips.