Udderly fantastic racing at the Cowman
Milton Keynes was the setting for the ‘Cowman’ middle distance triathlon organised by Big Cow Events. The race consisted of a 1.9km swim / 92km bike and 20km run. Simon Jackson was very pleased with sixth place overall in 4:29:59 followed by Matthew Sayers in 5:00:17; Kevin Smart in 5:29:07; Mark Allen in 5:37:10 and Ian Robinson in 5:56:15. Over in the women’s race Emma Kinsey placed an excellent ninth in 5:45:47. Also competing at the same venue in the ‘Calfman’ triathlon comprising a 950m swim / 46km bike and 10km run was Lucy Patterson who came 75th in 3:12:28.
New to triathlon this year, Jon and Hannah Sypula completed their first triathlon at Active Training World Dorney Triathlon. Racing over the sprint distance of a 750m open water swim, 20k bike and 5k run, Jon finished in 1:26:05, 16th in category, and Hannah in 1:35:56, good for 5th in category.
Louisa Suff and Terry Sawyer raced at the 113 Cotswold Middle Distance Triathlon. Swimming 1.2 miles (1.9 km), cycling 56 miles (90 km) then running 13.1 miles (21 km) Louisa Suff finished 67th in category in 5:37:45, Terry Sawyer 165th in category, 5:33:00.
Liz Aitken and Sara O'Callaghan went long in the water, and took part in the SwimRutland 4km swim at Rutland Water. Both performed superbly in their wetsuits, Liz Aitken finishing in 1:46:28, and Sara O'Callaghan 1:57:23.
Further afield in sunny Australia's Bondi Beach, Matt and Jenny Cotter raced the 14km Sydney City to Surf race. Matt finished in 1:17, while Jenny completed the race in a fantastic 1:08:51.