Race Report: OpenWaterSwim Aquathlon Race 2
Created On: 25 May 2011
Another fantastic sunny day down at Openwaterswim.co.uk, a
perfect setting for Aquathlon Race 2.
The men's race saw our 2009 series champion Deon Coetzee and
Sigma Sport athlete Mark Yeoman battling it out for the first
place. It was Deon who lead from the gun to exit the 750m swim
first closely followed by Yeoman, Wallace and Alexander. Deon was
first through transition and clocked a solid 5km run time to take
the overall win in a seasons best of 27:49.
The remaining two places on the podium were still up for
grabs and it was the former series champion David Chapman and Mark
Yeoman who fought it out for 2nd Place. Mark, in his
debut race finished second overall in 28.07 with David only 2
seconds behind taking third.
The women's race saw series leader Kate Robson (BRAT) breaking
the women's course record in a fantastic 29.58, 30 seconds faster
than her previous time, closely followed by Tamsin Neale (Eton Tri
Club) also with a personal best of 30.30, 48 seconds faster than in
race 1. Debut athlete Caroline Coates took third place.
The third race in the Aquathlon Series is on Saturday 25th June;
enter online www.openwaterswim.co.uk