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St David's Day Aquathlon report
Posted by: Editor
Posted on: Monday 2nd March 2015


Tags  Dafydd Davies  |  Emma Palfrey  |  INTRtri


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With contestants travelling from all over Wales and Merseyside, places were hotly contested at the annual INTRtri Aquathlon. An early start by the officials to set up the course meant that racing got under way at 10-30 and finished just before the heavy rain hit Aberystwyth. The athletes faced a 400 metre swim with a 2 loop, 4.6 km run around Plascrug Avenue. First into the water Gareth Revell swimming for a relay team and he set the standard for the day with one of the fastest swim times of 6:02. He was followed by visually impaired athlete Hazel Jones who finished her swim in very good time and handed over to her daughter and relay partner. There was some super-fast racing from Dafydd Davies, coming first in the Male Open category and fastest male competitor, in a course record of 20.29. He was closely followed by Edward Evans, last year's Junior winner in a time of 20.56 and Sion Meredith in a time of 21:11.

In the Vet Cat the winner was David Gethin in 25.34 and the Super Vet category was won by Darren Payne in 30:49. Male Vintage Vet Tony Wenlock successfully defended his title and beat last year's time to finish in 27.53. Male Junior category and the fastest junior of the day in 23.50 was won by Jack Boniface who had travelled down from Merseyside before racing.

The ladies winners saw Emma Palfrey win both the Female Open and the fastest female competitor in a time of 24:24. In 2nd place was Sarah Mela in 29:16 and in 3rd place Ruth Flatman in 30:48. Vets winner was Alison Smedley winning in 32:16 and Super vet was won by Maggie Collingborn in 30:57.

The first relay team home was the Gareth Revell/Andrew Poole team in a time of 21:35 and second were Lynfa Davies/Andy Purkiss team in a time of 29:31.

Thanks to all who turned up and raced today and the marshals who turned out to stand in the cold, without them the race would not take place . We Hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did, we hope to see you at our open water Aquathlon in May and the ever popular Aberystwyth Seaside Triathlon in September.


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