Episode 3 – Jul23 Triathlon etc. Round Up

11 September 2023 - By Anita Grainger

Rolling on from June, July saw more WRC members in action.

2nd July Gosfield Triathlon

Heydon Mizon and James Attenborough competed locally over at Gosfield Triathlon in the sprint distance (750m swim, 20km bike & 5km run)

Heydon is fast improving his weakest discipline, the swim, to rival his speedy bike and run speeds and finished 7th overall and 2nd in the V40 category in a time of 1.15.02. James Attenborough, after making his debut at Harwich triathlon in June took the open water swim in his stride but had issues with his chain ion the bike leg but was still smiling on the run leg finishing in a time of 1.36.09, splits below


Swim     00:16:24

T1           00:01:22

Cycle      00:36:53

T2           00:00:49

Run        00:19:31


Swim     00:16:56

T1           00:02:29

Cycle      00:48:43

T2           00:00:43

Run        00:27:16

8th July Woodhorn Sprint Triathlon – European Qualifier

(Swim: 750m/ Bike 24km / Run 6.5km)

The following weekend Anita Grainger headed up north to Northumberland to make amends for her T2 fiasco at Eton Dorney in May and have another tri (pardon the pun) at qualifying for the European Championships in 2024 at Woodhorn Sprint Triathlon. The triathlon is set in the beautiful grounds of Woodhorn Museum and starts unusually late Saturday afternoon at 4pm once the museum has closed. The swim is in the museum lake , the bike course is slightly longer than the usually 20km at 24km heads north inland along the coast before heading back along the seafront towards the museum where the run takes place with 2 laps around the outside of the lake and a slightly longer distance of 6.5km, rather than 5km. It was a wet race, yes even after the swim! Anita had a decent swim and headed off onto the wet roads putting in a good bike leg before heading onto the run, currently her least favourite part where, she held on and finished within the target time for qualification.

Swim     00:18:10- including long run up to T1

T1           00:01:49

Cycle      00:49:11 (24km)

T2           00:01:15

Run        00:37:41 (6.5km)

Total      01.48.08

9th July Hever castle triathlon

Back down south Jamie Davidson competed in the Hever Castle Triathlon in middle distance (70.3) known as The Gauntlet 1.9km swim/90km bike/10km Run. The bike course is a hilly one with unforgiving roads. Jamie finished in 6.07.51 splits below

Swim 44.13

T1 06:51

Cycle 3.17.06

T2 02:32

Run 1.57.07

Total 6.07.51

15th /16th July World Sprint Triathlon Championships Hamburg:

Last but definitely not least our newest ironman Angela Wray donned her GB Age group kit to compete in the World Triathlon Sprint Championships back in Hamburg. From what I’ve hear the course was fast and flat and produced some incredible times. Angela had a great performance in the Sprint Triathlon (750m Swim/20km Bike/5km Run) finishing 9th in a tightly packed fast field. The following day Angela competed in the mixed relay on leg 2 with each team member doing a 300m swim/5km bike and 1.5km run, all very exciting and the team made the podium finishing second, absolutely brilliant, well done!

Times below:


Pos First Name Last Name Time Swim T1 Bike T2 Run
9 Angela Wray 01:14:40 00:12:45 00:03:51 00:33:00 00:03:02 00:22:04



Position Leg2/4 Total Swim T1 Bike T2 Run
2 Angela Wray 00:23:38 00:05:39 00:02:02 00:08:34 00:01:17 00:06:08

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