All the Triathlon News 20th, 21st May 2018

It was a weekend of pure multisport for the GOG Squad with triathletes taking part in local races in Llanberis and GB Qualification races in the north west.
On Saturday Joni Stubs Thrush travelled solo to the National Watersports Centre to take on the Nottingham Sprint Triathlon. Amidst tough competition Joni had a good race overall with a solid bike and run to finish in 1.15.29.
In Llanberis the Always Aim High Sprint Triathlon first home for the GOGs was Pete Borlace in an impressive 1.25.38. He was followed by Simon Baldwin in 1.26.37 and Malcolm Jones who was second in his 60+ age category in 1.43. Amy O’Hare was first GOG female taking first in the U23 age category and finishing in 1.40.28, Pippa Jones finished in 1.42.40, and Angie Hughes in 1.43.06.
In the Duathlon, GOG Coaches took control of both races with Rhian Roxburgh and Geran Hughes taking 1st and 2nd place in the female and male races. Crossing the line within seconds of each-other Rhian finished in 1.23.17 and Geran in 1.23.03.
On Sunday a few club members took part in the Southport Sprint Triathlon, a 2019 European age group qualification race. The swim takes place in the Marine Lake and the flat fast bike and run around the seaside town make for some brisk racing. Matthew Ashton finished in 3rd in his age in 1.08.36, enabling him to qualify for team GB. Paul Algieri clocked 1.10.06 and Lewis Myatt 1.21.50.
At the Cheshire Sprint Triathlon in Nantwich the Alex Hatton led the charge for the GOGs finishing 7th overall and third in his age category in a fine time of 1.03.37. A number of newer club members also took part in this race with John Farrell finishing in 1.31.52 and Wayne Roberts completing his first triathlon in 1.46.54. Michelle Farrell finished in 1.31.31.
In the Slateman Classic race on Sunday Gareth Bowyer was first home for the GOGs in 2.47.32. Sion Kelly Williams followed in 2.50.59. Richard Smith rode a strong bike leg to finish in 3.13.25. Merfyn Jones clocked 3.31.10, Joshua White 3.32.46, Jason Breaky 3.34.42, Mark Roberts 4.04.05 and Chris Bassitt Kent 4.09.47. In the lades race Amy O’ Hare finished in 3.36.16 and Tabita Angle Smith 4.12.59.
Amy O’Hare one of the clubs youngest and most promising athletes completed the Slateman Savage competition, which involves completing both the Sprint and Savage races on consecutive days. Having recorded good results in both races, impressively Amy took the Under 23 Slateman Savage title.