Outlaws and Austrians

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Rugby Triathlon Club members took part in long distance ‘Ironman’ races, in Nottingham and Klagenfurt, Austria, last week

While there were no winners, all who entered put in maximum effort in contrasting conditions.

The Outlaw Triathlon taking place at Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham saw two members complete the 2.4-mile open water swim, 112-mile cycle and 26.2-mile run in a field of more than 950.

Ian Payne completed the course in 13:36:17 and Peter Clegg in 14:58:38.

Meanwhile four members completed Ironman Austria in much better and warmer conditions but with more than 2,000 international competitors. The results for their 3.8km open water swim, 180.1km cycle and 42.2km run were: Greg Ashley 12:40:44 (45-49 age group), Adrian James 13:20:41 (40-44 age group), Tony Johnson 14:31:29 (60-64 age group) 10th in age group, Mike Donnelly 15:53:29 (40-44 age group).

Back in the UK at Box End, Bedfordshire, two members took part in the Bedford Sprint Race (750m open water swim, 20km cycle, 10km run). The results were: Garry Haynes (first race in over a year) 1:14:51 and Simon Storey 1:44:34.

Meanwhile, Victoria Nicols took part in her second Olympic distance race (1500m open water swim, 40km cycle, 10km run) one week after her first and whilst struggling with a stomach bug Mike McGillion managed to complete the Olympic course too. Their respective times were: 3:14:45 and 2:53:44.