Sunday 23 August saw three of Dursley Running Club’s triathletes, Ray Williams, Rob Woodward and Andy Kilby, in action at the Cotswold Classic Triathlon. The event takes in a 1.9 m swim followed by a 90 km bike course and finishing with a half marathon. Ray Williams was first out of the water for Dursley in just over 33 min, with Rob Woodward hot on his tail under 1½ min behind. Andy Kilby was out in 40.22, almost 2 min quicker than his 2014 swim, setting the tone for the rest of the event. Ray was again just slightly quicker on the bike, extending his lead on Woodward by 2 min, although a sluggish transition saw him lose 45 s of this lead. Once into the run, Ray was only going to extend his advantage, especially as Rob had been nursing a sore calf in the 2 weeks running up to the event. As the heavens opened Ray continued to pull away, eventually finishing almost a quarter of an hour in front, completing the course in just over 5 h. Rob was rewarded for his efforts with a first in his category, whilst Andy could be satisfied with improvement in his times across all disciplines.

Swim (1.9km)

T1

Bike
(90km)

T2

Run
(21km)

Total

Ray Williams (7th SM55-59)

33:02

2:12

02:29:20

02:15

02:01:55

05:08:43.5

Rob Woodward (1st SM 60-64)

34.28

2.18

02:31:19

01:28

02:16:43

05:26:17.6

Andy Kilby (19th SM55-59)

40.23

2:34

02:55:07

01:49

02:28.06

06:07:59.4