Hywel wins half marathon in 1hr 12mins
It’s been a phenomenal weekend of racing from the members of Rugby Triathlon Club, with ground-breaking performances from Ali Moult, Greg Ashley, Hywel Davies and Sally Baker.
Top performer was Ali Moult. Ali ventured to Clumber Park to compete in the British Duathlon Championship, a 10km run/40km/5km run event. She was in dominating form and easily won the ladies’ event, as well as her age group. This gave Ali her first ever British title in a stunning time of 2 hours and 8 mins. It all bodes well for her first venture abroad to represent Great Britain.
Also competing at Clumber Park was Paul Sexton, who had a great race to come second in his age group.
Andrew Boon also competed and showed great improvement for 16th in his age group, a huge improvement from last year.
Hywel Davies continued his build up for the London Marathon, with yet another dominating performance. He recorded a PB at the Maxifuel half marathon to win the event in an incredible 1 hour 12 mins.
Club members flocked to Warwick for the Warwick Half marathon. Top runner was Sally Baker with a season’s best 1hr 26 mins for third lady overall.
Also racing were: Naomi Leugs 2-21; Sharon McGowan 1-45min; Rod McGowan 1-30; Julian Freeman 1-32.
Endurance achievement of the week must, however, go to Greg Ashley. Greg travelled to Milton Keynes for the week-long Enigma Running ‘week at the knees’, seven marathons in seven days. A tough mental and physical challenge.
Greg performed well and finished the gruelling event in 10th place, having managed to achieve sub five-hour marathons for each of the seven events for an accumulated time of 33 hours for the 184 mile challenge. A great achievement.
Greg joins Ross Wearing, Rob Riddell, Club Chairman Russ Cager, Tony Johnson, Adrian Wyatt, Mike Donnelly and Garry Haynes in putting the final touches to their training before venturing to Lanzarote for the first European Ironman of the year.
Lanzarote is recognised as the toughest in the world, it promises to be a tough challenge.