Rob Evans completed the EDF Alpe d'Huez short course triathlon in France. This picturesque race kicked off with a 1.2km swim lap in the chilly waters of Lac du Verney at an altitude of 700m. This was followd by a 28km race to the 1800m summit via 21 hairpin bends. Finally after the gruelling bike there followed a 6.7km run loop of the legendary ski resort made famous by the Tour de France. Rob completed the race in an impressive 3:00:29.
Also in this week's news, 13 Freedom athletes took part in the challenging Herne Bay Pier to Hampton Pier 3km swim organised by Active Life Triathlon Club. First for Freedom was Monica Corcoran in 49:51; followed by Rachel Carling in 59:35; Richard Springall 59:40; James Parsons 1:00:58; Lynda Robinson 1:01:04; Mark Bullivant 1:06:13; Rebecca Reeve 1:10:59; Joanne Bywater 1:11:14; Jane Britten 1:11:19; Ann Tryssesoone 1:13:48; Christine Caine 1:15:16; Liz Aitkin 1:15:38 and Emma Croxon in 1:25:20.