1st Win for Abs at Bosworth Triathlon

Congratulations to Anthony Bell-Scott (Abs) on 1st place at the Bosworth Standard Distance Tri last weekend.  This was a late replacement race for the Ellesmere Tri, well known to Manx triathletes, that was unfortunately cancelled this year due to low entries.

The weather was poor on the day, with strong winds and heavy rain, possibly favouring Abs as it felt like the usual Manx weather! 

The swim was a two loop affair similar to the Ramsey Tri, with laps around two Islands, followed by a long run from the lake to T1.  Abs had an average swim, coming out in 13th position, 4 minutes behind the leader. 

On the 42k undulating bike section he managed to claw back 11 places, and came in to T2 in 2nd position, having posted the fastest bike split of the day, but still 2 and a half  minutes down on the leader. 

The run was four laps, all on grass paths, and after one lap Abs could see he was catching the leader, and made the pass at the start of lap 4, eventually crossing the line a minute clear, for his first ever triathlon victory, in a time of 2.11.05.

Full results here :