Saturday 29th August saw the 13th edition of the Vitruvian Triathlon, and the award-winning middle-distance race was blessed with the best of the weather from an otherwise soggy bank holiday weekend.
In the women’s race Kelly Murphy was victorious in a time of 4:35:55, and also put in a monster bike leg to give herself a comfortable lead for the remainder of the race. 50-year-old Melissa Dowell also put in a stunning performance to finish 2nd female overall in 4:40:28.
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The event, as always, wasn’t without a collection of unusual and inspiring competitors, from a pair completing the bike-leg on an aero-tandem to regulars Rob Argles and Howard Davies, who have completed all 13 Vitruvian events since the first in 2003.
After another successful event, race organiser Mark Shaw said: “After 13 years of the Vitruvian we should be getting things right, and the athletes certainly seem to think so!
“We’re lucky to have such great support from the volunteers and marshals who turn out every year to make this a special race – and of course the one thing you can’t control is the weather, but we were lucky with that one this year as well!”
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