Malcolm defends Vintage Vet title at Dyfi Dash

The first local triathlon of the 2017 season, the Dyfi Dash, was held this week in Machynlleth. An early season triathlon in Wales will often mean racing in tough conditions and Sunday was no exception, with winds of 25mph gusting through the Dyfi valley. Six members of the club braved the weather and raced the sprint distance with 120 other athletes from all over Wales; with a 400 metre pool swim, a 19km bike leg and a 6km run.
Paul Algeri was the first of the GOG Squad to finish, and the 15th male overall in a time of 1.15.37. Paul was second in his age category and put in a super swim time of 6.44, the sixth fastest swim of the day. He was followed by Simon Baldwin who was 23rd overall in 1.18.38. Next home was a regular at this race; Malcolm Harrison in 1.19.48 (photographed). This time enabled Harrison to defend his Male Vet age group category from 2016. Chris Van Hessing finished in 30th place in a time of 1.21.36.
Representing the ladies, Emer Sandham was the fourth female overall to finish in a time of 1.18.42. Dinah Hazeldine another Dyfi Dash regular, had a good race finishing in a time of 1.53.18.