Harlech Triathlon-Wales, Chilly Tri, Oakley 20

05/04/2016 11:32 | Gareth Sharp (Administrator)

Freedom Tri were in the mix again on Sunday, competing at a range of different events, including some early season triathlon fun.

Mark Lacy completed the Harlech Triathlon in Wales.   The 400m pool swim, then 21km cycle was the easy park, the 6km run was a gruelling course, taking in sand dunes, the beach, and finishing with 200 steps to finish at Harlech castle.  Mark finished 41st in category in a brilliant time of 1:28:21.

7 Freedom Triathletes were racing at the Chilly Triathlon at the Inspire Sports Village in Luton.  This was a slightly unusual race, where the first transition from the 400m pool swim to the 20k bike course is not timed, to allow the athletes as much time as required to get dry and warm, so they don't suffer the elements too much on the bike leg.  Stepping up were Kieran Feetham, Matt Cotter, Tracey Palmieri, Adrian Robinson, Peter Carpenter, Sara O'Callaghan, and Rob Sedgwick. Returning to triathlon, Feetham was first to finish for Freedom in 1:14:45, 12th in his category.  Cotter was 8th in category in 1:19:13, Palmieri 9th in category in 1:23:20, Robinson finished 10th in category in 1:23:28, Carpenter, 1st in category in 1:36:03 and O'Callaghan, 8th in category in 1:43:52.  Rob Sedgwick unfortunately did not complete the race, due to a technical issue on the bike.

Up in north Bedfordshire, Jackie Livings and Kevin Smart tackled the 20 mile road running race at Oakley.  This mentally and physically tough 2 lap race was no match for Smart and Livings.  Smart was 187th in 2:41:26 and Livings, 761st in 3:56:01.

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