Halstead Road Runners Chairman Paul ‘Del’ Harrington now proudly owns the title of ‘Ironman‘, having completed Sundays Outlaw Triathlon in Nottingham. The notoriously tough test of endurance saw a field of some 1,400 competitors take on a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike stage then a 26.2 mile run. Roll back a year and Del was forced out of the same race by officials due to injury whilst halfway through his bike stage, however he put all that behind him and was more determined than ever to complete the course this year. With splits of 1:49:43 for the swim, 7:27:25 for his bike and an incredible 6:22:21 for his marathon, add to that the transitions times and Del finish 967th in a time of 16hrs 07mins 43secs. (Pictured Del Harrington)
Continuing with the triathlon theme, husband and wife due Andy and Wendy Carter took on the shorter sprint distance Culford Triathlon with a 300m pool swim, 21k bike and 4k run. Wendy a seasoned triathlete now having competed in numerous events over the past few years went head to head with novice Andy, who was competing in his first. Both finished inside the top 10 of their respective age categories, however it was Andy who piped Wendy to the line by just over 3 minutes
Andy Carter 1:08:53 (5th Age Category)
Wendy Carter 1:12:14 (4th Age Category)
Aaron Heard and Jim Leaney took on the popular Kirstie 5 Memorial Race on Sunday in Rayleigh. Despite tough conditions both ran well in a field of 270.
Aaron Heard 41:12 56th
Jim Leaney 45:25 103rd
Hazel Buist and Rosie Atkins chose the Great Cornard Parkrun on Saturday.
Both continuing to see their times tumble put impressive performances in to shave a few seconds off of there previous best Parkrun times.
Hazel Busit 21:54
Rosie Atkins 22:43