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Ludlow triathlon Sept 24th

Author: Chris Pedley, 25/09/17

Ludlow Triathlon

This slightly extended sprint distance triathlon is now traditionally the final local triathlon of the season. This year saw 7 of our BCT members hit the roads of South Shropshire in what must have been a record entry list producing over 350 finishers.

With almost perfect weather for this event BCT athletes turned in some creditable performances to round off a very successful season for the club.

Top of the list , surprisingly, was Paul Rogers. He's getting old, he's looking old but he doesn't  seem to be getting slower as he blitzed round the course in 1.18.33 finishing 4th overall and picking up 1st MV50 along the way.

Next came Slim Tim Lake in an amazing time of 1.21.31 and with a top 10 finish going a long way to making up for his well placed but unlucky DNF at Upton earlier in the year.

Gracing the carpet as 3rd BCT finisher was the clubs oldest member yours truly. After earlier deciding against dropping out with very painful rib injuries , a couple of ibuprofen to get through the swim I finally crossed the line in 1.38.24 completing my 7th event in my 65th year making me a one "happy pensioner".

A special mention now to One of BCTs married couple members  Ian and Rachael Langford who both put in sterling efforts to finish in 1.40.21 and 1.42.55 respectively. Watch out Ian she nearly caught you !

This next BCT finisher, Louise Westbury, didn't disappoint either. After a tough race she came strutting down the finish carpet like a super model on a cat walk to claim her finisher medal in a time of 1.48.50 (sorry Lou)

And finally another solid performance from Lorraine Gaytten who further enhanced her triathlon CV with a time of 1.51.03 to wind up a good performance by all for their club.

I should finally say thanks to Paul Rogers for appearing on the above photo because he makes us look even better ???


Paul Rogers  1.18.33  4th. 1 MV50

Tim Lake.  1.21.51.  10th   5 MV40

Chris Pedley. 1.38.24.  97th.  4 MV60

Ian Langford.  1.40.21.   115th.  42 MV40

Rachael Langford.  1.42.55    141st. 10 FO

Louise Westbury.   1.48.50.    191st.  7 FV50

Lorraine Gaytten.   1.51.03.   212.   8 FV50


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