Blenheim & Deva Triathlons & Burrator 10k 1/2 June 2019

The weekend of 1st -2nd of June saw the Blenheim Triathlon at Blenheim Palace. This popular event offers a sprint or super sprint tri as well as the Weekend Warriors.
Three Mounts Bay Harriers took part in the Weekend Warriors – Ruth Glover, Dee Mclean and Luke Mclean. This event offers athletes the opportunity to do as many triathlons they can in the time frame. The Saturday was the longer of the two days and the three Harriers all managed to complete 4 triathlons on the Saturday which they were very pleased with. Ruth Glover commented saying “the first two tri’s felt ok but the third and fourth were more of a struggle, but with the help/support from my family which spurred me on I got through my Fourth tri for the day which I was very happy with”
On Sunday it started all over again for the warriors. Ruth Glover and Luke Mclean completed 3 triathlons making their total 7 in two days. Dee Mclean completed 2 making hers a total of 6.
Also on the Saturday Rachel Glover took part in the super sprint distance triathlon at Blenheim, Rachel did really well and enjoyed the course with its lovely views during the bike and the run and giving her Grandson a high five as she passed him!
On the Sunday Eden Backhouse started the day well with competing in her first race with the elite triathletes. There were a lot of top triathletes & Eden was very pleased with how she did.
During the Sunday races Jacob Wood took part in a sprint triathlon race, he also did well, over all he came 8th and 2nd in age group,

The weekend of 1/2 June saw the Blenheim Traithlon at Blenheim Palace. This popular event offers a sprint or super sprint option as well as the Weekend Warriors

Sunday 2nd June saw Richard Alford in Chester for the Deva Triathlon which was also British Triathlon’s 2019 Middle distance England championships. The event comprised a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile cycle & a 13.1 mile run to finish with. Richard was delighted to finish in 5.11.38, a 5 minute pb & placing him 177.

Richard commented that the event was fabulously well organised & there were great crowds out supporting around the route. He didn’t enjoy the swim due to the river being so shallow that you couldn’t see anything & at points were touching the bottom with your hand.

Nearer to home, Julie Bolitho ran the Burrator 10k. This scenic route is mainly on tarmac & Julie finished in a respectable time of 1.13.46. Julie enjoyed the event & commented that it was not flat!