GOGs flying in Mold

The GOG Squad were in action in the Cadence Triathlon Club Sprint Triathlon in Mold last weekend and took home several age group trophies demonstrating that putting the winter training hours in certainly pays off in Spring races. The triathlon started with a 400-metre pool based swim at Mold Leisure Centre, competitors then headed out on a testing 25km bike course that took in the infamous climb of the “Rainbow”, continuing to Graianrhyd, down Coed Talon then back to Mold. The run was a double 2.5km closed-road loop. In all this was a tough course, but almost perfect conditions made for some great racing.
Club Chairman Simon Roxburgh was the first GOG to finish in 7th place overall with a 1.18.01. Simon flew around the bike course in 47.47 and picked up a well-deserved first in his age category M40-49 for his efforts. Tim Burnett was next over the line, 16th overall in 1.22.40. With another outstanding sub 20-minute run Geran Hughes finished in 1.23.42, 18thoverall. Geran was first in his age category of M50-59. Continuing his good form Paul Algieri finished next in 1.26.18 to claim second prize in the same age category. Andrew Williams finished 38th overall in 1.30.39. Richie Bartlett had a great race finishing 46th in 1.33.06. Taking another first in his age category of 60+ Malcolm Harrison finished 55th in 1.36.04. Stuart Goldsack finished in 1.38.58, most notably with some of the quickest transitions of the day.
Sarah Gallacher had a fantastic first race of the year and finished 7th lady overall. Sarah was third in her age category 30-39. Paula Stevens who is improving in every race finished in 21st place and also third in her age category of 40-49 in 1.48.57. Laurie Griffith was next home in 24th place in 1.49.44. Dinah Hazeldine was 34th in 2.13.31.
Elsewhere Simon Hick was the sole representative for the GOG Squad in the Betws Y Coed Quest Adventure race. This event comprised of a 42 kilometre five stage multi-sport route, where competitors trail run, road bike and even kayak their way between points in Gwydir Forest. Simon finished this gruelling race in 3.50.05 in 31stplace overall.
Thanks to Deborah Robinson for the photo!