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Hereford triathletes take on the best in Vitoria, Spain
1:00pm Wednesday 15th August 2012 in Other
HEREFORD Triathalon Club are on a high after seeing five of their members compete against some of the world’s best amateur athletes during the world age group triathalon championships in Vitoria, Spain.
Tens of thousands of people turned out to watch competitors from all over the globe swim four kilometeres, cycle 120 kilometres and then run a further 30 kilometres.
Weather conditions were not ideal with strong winds ensuring the course was even tougher with a choppy and rough lake swim, adding an extra 10% to most of the competitors’ times, while also making conditions testing on the undulating bike course.
Stuart Austin performed well in his age group finishing 53rd with a time of 7 hours 28 minutes while Kylie Mansfield, first British woman in her age group, finished 10th in 7.39.
Nicola Goodwin finished 13th in her age group in 7.48 while Susan Pugh, who was also competing for the Royal Air Force, finished 18th in her age group.
Claire Hebblethwaite completed her round in 8.05 and finished 20th in her category to end a good competition for the club.