Slateman Triathlon

4 Club Members set off for Llanberis last weekend to take part in the unique Slateman Triathlon.  Jill Bunyan and Steve Kennaugh had both taken part in this event a year ago, and this year were joined by Jonathan King and Andy Nash.  Another local, Ben Cox also took part.  

Jill and Steve were clearly keen to get the most out of their weekend taking part in both the Sprint race on the Saturday and the longer distance event on the Sunday.  Fortunately for all the competitors the weather was reasonable and there was great support from lots of spectators on the bike and run courses.  Andy Nash had a great weekend, winning the Sprint event in a new course record of 1:10:29, over 3 mins clear of his nearest rival.  Steve finished 41st in Age Group in 1:36:55 and Jill was very pleased with her 5th in Age Group and 33rd overall from 152 ladies.

Sunday's longer distance event comprised a 500m swim (reduced because of the low water temperature), a 51k cycle and an 11k trail run.  Here Ben Cox finished in 3:11:19, Steve in 3:16:02, Jonathan in 3:17:05 and Jill in 3:34:21.