GOG Triathlon Club Chairman Simon Roxburgh and Head Coach Rhian Roxburgh brought the GOGs some international acclaim when they raced in Mallorca at the weekend in the Ironman 70.3. Taking on this distance for the first time in several years, Rhian a former elite triathlete showed she hadn’t lost her racing process as she finished 14th female from a field of almost 500. Rhian stormed out of the water in third place overall, she continued her fine form on the bike and run to finish in 5.01.43. She was 2nd in her age category of 45-49, a position which earned her a place at the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Nice this year. Husband Simon had a fine bike split and finished the race 92nd male in 5.19.55.
Sunday saw the start of the Welsh Triathlon Super Series in Llanelli and four of the GOG Squad travelled south for their first open water sprint triathlon of the year. Adrian Leonard was first home in a time 1.20.37, taking 29th overall. He was followed by Gareth Bowyer in 1.21.27 who took second in age. In the female race Emer Sandham was 14th overall in 1.30.39, she was followed by Angharad Lewis in 1.53.32.
Closer to home in Mold Cadence Triathlon hosted their club race. Mark Jones finished 13th male in a time of 1.24.17. Ian Jones was next home in 1.31.50. Malcolm Harrison took 1st in his age category in 1.46.55. In the ladies race Stephanie Conway finished 10th female in 1.44.20. Emma Hughes Marshall racing her first triathlon finished in 1.49.14. Dinah Hazeldine also took first in her age in 2.20.57.
Finally some of the GOGs lined out at the Moel Eilio fell race with Andy Jones finishing in 1.32.31, Neil Vicars Harris 1.36.21 and Helen MacArthur 1.45.07.