Yet again, Activity Wales Events put on a great show with a live DJ to entertain the crowds.
The weather perked up for stage 3 of our Welsh Triathlon Super Series on Sunday. While the wind still blew, the rain stayed away and the temperature rose to welcome the athletes, and what better way to spend Father’s Day than cheering on all those Dads racing.
Yet again, Activity Wales Events put on a great show with a live DJ to entertain the crowds. Whilst the course was shorter than the Middle Distance race, the word of the day was still “brutal”.
High winds caused Fishguard Harbour’s usually flat, calm water to produce almost surfable waves which challenged the athletes on the swim leg. Fastest swim of the day went to Liam Edwards with 10:28, closely followed out of the water 7 seconds later by eventual race winner Joshua Jones.
Vintage Veteran Paul Clarke showed those young ones how it’s done with the fastest bike leg of the race, taking that leg win by only 1/100th of a second from Junior athlete Joe Payne.
Joshua Jones showed his quality by storming away with the fastest run of the day in an incredible 18:06. Dafydd Jay also had a great run and his time of 18:35 saw him come away with second place overall.
Luke Richards from Rhondda Tri Club leads the overall men’s Super Series points race after coming fifth at Fishguard following his fourth place at TATA and third at Llanelli.
It’s becoming a familiar group taking podium places in the ladies Super Series as a group of 5 athletes are alternating places.
Fishguard saw Carys Mai Hughes from Heathwood Tri back on top of the podium with a winning time of 1:14:44 after her second place at TATA Steelman last weekend.
Tia Froome had the fastest swim leg in the ladies field but was soon caught on the bike, while Lucy Marland had the fastest run time of the day in the ladies race with a time of 19:18
Maddison Shaddick from Team Brav Endurance had a consistent race, finishing second overall with Port Talbot Harriers’ Claire Walters taking the final podium place.
Carys maintains her lead at the top of the ladies overall Super Series standing with two wins and a second place so far. Can she be caught?