Friday, 28 June 2013

The Avenger

Hello everyone!

On Sunday 23rd June, Raceways held their first middle distance triathlon, The Avenger at stunning Ragley Hall, Alcester. The event attracted 200 triathletes from all across the UK; all keen to swim, bike and run through, along and around Ragley Hall's grounds and the beautiful Warwickshire and Worcestershire countryside.


The wind and rain made the conditions very tough so a huge congratulations to all the athletes that finished. 

The day began at 7.30 with the first wave of swimmers setting off for a 1.2 mile swim in Ragley Hall's lake. 

Wave 2 Swimmers wait for their start

Euan Adams in the water

Smiles at the finish of the swim


By 10am most competitors were out on the 56 mile bike course - 2 laps of the beautiful Warwickshire and Worcestershire countryside.


Spirits were high during the bike leg


The day finished with arguably one of the most grueling half marathons any triathlete has ever seen.  


The hill up to the obelisk was easily the toughest part of the run course

The cadets provided much needed encouragement to all the runners
 The results were as follows:

Men

Daniel Bradshaw – 04:28:50
Paul Atkins – 04:44:02
Andrew Martin – 04:47:00

Women

Emilie Verroken – 05:14:44
Fiona Hunter Johnston – 05:24:39
Jeanette Walster – 05:51:19

Relay

Worcester Tri Club Team – 04:36:02
Team GC Team – 05:11:16

Avengers Assembled Team – 05:14:00

There are so many people to thank you - all the competitors, spectators, volunteers and sponsors.

All of the profits raised from The Avenger go to fund Kids Run Free a brilliant Midlands based charity which encourages children of all ages and abilities to take up sport.

For more information about upcoming Raceways events please visit www.raceways.eu

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