Adventure Racing in Betws Y Coed and the Ffrith 5km May 13th 2018

GOG Triathletes Helen Mcarthur and Andy Jones stepped out of their comfort zones at the weekend to take part in the Quest Wales Adventure Race at Llyn Gerionydd and around Gwydir Forest on Saturday. Adventure racing comprises of a run, bike, kayak, run, bike format and sees competitors covering a range of distances in the three disciplines.
Helen took on the 42km Sport Race, which comprised of 17km of trail running, 1 km kayaking and 24km of hard biking. She had a great race taking 2nd placed female overall in 3.10.14.
Andy Jones did the tough 53km Expert Race, which had an additional 7km run and 4km bike to the Sport race. Andy performed well across the board finishing in 3.23.02, 7th place overall and 1st in his M40 age category.
On Sunday Prestatyn Running Club organised the Ffrith 5km race and the flat course saw a number of the GOG Squad clock some fine times. First home for the GOGs was Eduardo Vega in and impressive 17.12, he was 5th overall and 2nd in the Senior category. Next home was Geran Hughes in 18.32, 7th overall and 1st in age V50. He was followed by Craig Rutter 19.52, Paul Hooson 21.30, Chris Bennett 21.58 and Peter Armstrong 23.21, 3rd in age Vet 65.
Angie Hughes was the first female GOG to finish in 24.07. She was followed by Ann d’Albuquerque in 24.33 and 1st in age Vet 65, and Bethan Hooson in 33.36.