Chester Middle and Standard Tri, Deganwy Dash and Abersoch 10km- 2nd, 3rd June 2018

Chester city centre was a hub of triathlon activity at the weekend for the Deva Olympic and Middle distance triathlons at Grosvenor Park. The GOG Squad were well represented in both races with some promising times recorded and age group wins.
In the Olympic Distance race Sion Kelly Williams was first home for the GOGs in 2.18.06. He was followed by Tim Burnett 2.20.27, Paul Hooson 2.40.03 and Simon Adey Davies 3.14.00. In the ladies race Joni Stubbs Thrush clocked a strong swim and bike to finish in 2.45.11. Club members Alex Aldous, Paul Algieri and Sasha Jones formed a team to take part in the relay and finished second in 2.26.13.
In the Middle Distance race Jack Smith-Keegin had a great race finishing 6th overall and 2nd in his age in 4.22.12. Grieg Best made a substantial improvement on last years’ time finishing in 4.31.05, taking 3rd in age. Peter Ward recorded a time of 4.38.01 also taking 1st in age. Alex Hatton finished in 4.45.22, Martin Witty 4.58.38, Andrew Brazier 5.15.23, David Griffith 5.18.42, Merf Jones 5.29.12, Ashley Tomlinson 5.43.44, Carlo Galeotti 5.50.06, Mark Roberts 4.46.32 and Martin Pritchard 6.58.48. Emer Sandham was first GOG lady home in 5.19.12. Laurie Griffith finished in 6.09.56. Sasha Jones formed another relay team for the middle distance race taking on the swim leg with team mates Sarah Gallacher and Mared Dafydd, the ladies team took the middle distance relay title in 5.04.03.
Elsewhere over the weekend the GOG Squad turned out in force for the Deganwy Dash 5 mile race on Friday night. Simon Cole Simon took second place in 27.11. Andrew Williams was next home in 33.23, Scott Butterworth 33.29, Andrew Roberts Male 35.03, Bleddyn Evans 35.25, Paul Algieri 35.47, Grant Falconer 36.14, Samuel Holt Male 36.39, 53 Steve Dutton 37.49, 4 Peter Armstrong 40.18, Sion Jones 42.12, Richie Bartlett Male 42.41 and Stephen Jones 46.01. Victoria Cole was first GOG lady home in 10th place overall in 36.45, Claire Scoots finished in 40.01, Ann D’albuquerque 41.14, Sarah Marriot 46.30, Geri Evans 48.43, Nan Roberts 48.43 and Llinos Davies 50.24.
At the Abersoch 10km on Saturday Adrian Leonard was first GOG home in 27th place in 41.46. Simon Baldwin finished in 45.40 and Mark Roberts 58.40.