11 members of Cheltenham Triathlon Club competed in the Women Only triathlon held at the Keynes Country Park near Cirencester on Sunday. The threatened rain held off and conditions were perfect for some good times.
In the Sprint event Sally Freeman was the first home from the club, coming an impressive 11th overall (2nd in her age group), completing the 750m Open Water Swim, 20km bike and 5km run in a time of 01:11:34. Particularly impressive as Sally had completed a half ironman only a week earlier.
Sue Bathgate won her age group and was 16th overall in a time of 1:14:12, with Sarah Roberts also posting a good time of 01:16:00 (23rd, 4th in age group). Right behind Sarah in 01:17:22 was Karen Hilton who was 5th in the same age group, 28th overall.
Elizabeth Haigh made the top 50 (coming 43rd overall, 6th in her age group) with a hard-fought 01:20:37, and Lesley Oliver 52nd and Abi Hawman 55th fought it out with just 20 seconds separating them (01:22:01 and 01:22:21 respectively).
The remainder of club competitors were Gail Beddis (71st, 5th AG) 01:25:25, Torie Clarke (95th, 23rd AG) 01:31:13, Rebecca Eden (105th, 16th AG) 01:49:47 and Helen Yarnold (107th, 8th AG) 01:54:54
CTC had one competitor in the novice event, Dawn Carroll, who completed the 200m swim, 20km bike and 2.5km run in 01:03:35, finishing 16th overall and 4th in her age group.
Pictured are: Back row L-R: Rebecca Eden, Sarah Roberts, Karen Hilton, Sally Freeman, Gail Beddis, Dawn Carroll, Abi Hawman, Sue Bathgate Front Row L-R: Helen Yarnold, Lesley Oliver, Elizabeth Haigh, Torie Clarke.