MBH Sailors Compete at Navy Tri Champs

Well done to MBH Triathletes Mat Stokeld, Scott Markham, Gus Gusterson and Shawn Gimbert who competed recently at the annual Royal Navy Triathlon Championships. The event is a sprint distance triathlon comprising a 400m pool swim, 13 mile bike and 3 mile cross country run. Around 100 Royal Navy personnel and Royal Marines completed the race in fine conditions, if not a little windy.

Some cracking individual performances resulted in Mat finishing 2nd in a time of 1:00:51, even after missing the turn round point on the bike so doing a bit extra!! Gus finished 7th in 1:05:03, Scott came 21st in 1:09:55 after having a nightmare T1 where one of his pedals fell off!! Yours truly, who along with Scott were competing in the race for the first time, came 26th in a time 01:11:00. ‘Sub-Lieutenant’ HFS also made an appearance skiving from his officer training and finished 6th in 01:04:25.

A great day out was had by all – beats working for a living thats for sure!! Just wish Gus hadnt talked me into doing the Leedstown TT the day after! Still hurting!

Shawnyg

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