Trevor Goes Long in Gloucestershire
18 July 2016 - By James Montgomery
Well, he kept that one quiet, didn’t he?
On Sunday Trevor Johnson took part in a slightly longer event in Gloucestershire – the Cotswold 226 Triathlon. This was a full “iron” distance event, comprising a 2.4 mile lake swim, 112 mile ride and if that’s not hard enough, finishing with a marathon – all 26.2 miles of it! To cap all that, it wasn’t exactly a cool day to do it on either.
The 2.4 miles swim took place in the Cotswold Water Park at Ashton Keynes, near Cirencester and Trevor was quickly down to business, exiting the lake in 1 hr 18 mins 13 secs.
On to the bike section and this consisted 2 laps of a 56 miles route with some good fast main road sections and enough rolling roads to make it interesting. Already an accomplished cyclist, Trevor eased his way through the 112 miles in 6 hrs 8 mins 22 secs.
On to the run and Trevor hadn’t run a marathon previously so was heading into unknown territory after the 13.1 miles mark and hadn’t run more than two hours in training, so his 4 hrs 40 mins 4 secs for the run leg can be considered as a very respectible iron distance time.
Trevor’s overall finishing time was a very respectable 12 hrs 26 mins 2 secs.
Swim: 1hrs 18mins 13secs
Bike: 6hrs 8mins 22secs
Run: 4hrs 40mins 4secs
Overall: 12hrs 26mins 2secs