Tobin shows his class on the bike at Wetherby Triathlon

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The Wetherby Olympic distance triathlon took place in perfect conditions recently.

The event was targeted by the more serious triathlete.

A testing 1500m river swim was followed by a 40k bike route to Boroughbridge and back.

Then a 10k run along Harland Way to Spofforth and back.

Wetherby’s RaTs (Runners and Triathletes) were out to maximize their home advantage.

Mark Tobin showed his class on the bike and moved through the field strongly.

He then maintained his form on the run to finish first from the club in 23rd place overall in a time of two hours 15 minutes and 32 seconds.

After one of the strongest swims of any of the competitors, Emily Legg held third place in the ladies race coming into the run section.

She finally finished as fourth lady on her first foray at this distance and 48th place overall in 2.21.29.

There then followed a stream of closely packed RaTs over the next few minutes.

Jack Cooke was first home in the pack with an excellent time of 2.28.32.

Steve Wright then followed him in a time of 2.32.55.

Julian Dudley ran hard to finish 2.35.41.

Other Runners finishing were: Tony Andryzsewski 2.36.16; Nigel McKaine 2.38.06; Richard Burke 2.39.25 and Jo Derry 2.50.38.

Joe’s time meant she secured an impressive second place in the ladies veteran category.

To find out more about the triathlon section of Wetherby Runners Athletics Club contact Mark Tobin on 07970221868.

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