Another sunny breezy day greeted 400 triathletes at the third of our four race series. Once again the course had a set of road works that meant a bit of luck was needed to get the ultimate bike split and a stiffening breeze on the run out to Chertsey once again prevented any super fast bike splits.
Our male winner has been competing in Thames Turbo races since 2005 and a nervy wait at the end would see him take the win by just one second in a time of 59mins 11seconds. That’s right folks Thames Turbo Powerbar’s very own Richard Legge showed that his recent win at the Human Race Eton Supersprint was no fluke with another stella bike split allowing him to take the victory from the fast improving Paul Burton. Speaking at the finish Legge has this to say : “I’ve been trying to win this race for years and somebody always turns up to steal it. Dan Corner, Tim Male, Jonathan Hotchkiss, Dion Harrison are just a few high profile big hitters who’ve preventing me from winning. I’ve even come 3rd in the past with a 56!!”. Dirk To Oude Ophuis rounded out our top 3 with a creditable time of 1.00.14.
Meantime in the ladies race Thames Turbo’s very own Aimee Billington took her first victory in 1.10.45 from the fast running Lucie Custance (Clapham Chasers) with Thames Turbo starlet (15-17 age group) Eliza Cottington filling the 3rd spot with the fastest swim split of the day (6mins42s). At 432m and the swim time including T1 you’ve got to swim close to 5mins per 400m pace to go that far under 7 mins.
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