Welsh Duathlon Champions and Ruthin Runners

The GOGs had a busy few weeks with members taking part in events in north and south Wales.
Simon Cole and Sion Kelly Williams headed to Carmarthenshire for the Pembrey Off Road Duathlon, which was also the Welsh Cross Duathlon Championship race. Cross duathlon involves a run- mountain bike-run format, and the distances for this event were 8km, 25km and 4km. Simon Cole finished in 2.02.00, 4th overall and 3rd in his age category of M20-39. Remarkably Coles fantastic run splits of 33.32.8 for 8km and 17.06.00 for 4km were the best in the whole field. Sion Kelly Williams finished in 2.20.23, twentieth overall and 1st in his age category of M17-19. It was great to see North Wales represented in this event and members of GOG Triathlon taking home Welsh Championship silverware.
Club Members were in action in Denbighshire at the Bespoke Events Ruthin 10 km Race. Matthew Ashton finished first for the GOGs and 15th male overall in a time of 43.47. He was followed by Richie Bartlett in 49.47, and Simon Welland in 56.49. Angie Hughes was the sole representative for the GOG ladies and had a great run finishing in 52.51 and 3rd in her age category.
Finally, in Wrexham last week Andy Jones and Emma Hanson represented the club in the Village Bakery Half Marathon. Jones had a strong run finishing in 1.29.21 and Emma finished in 1.48.42.