Sue Bathgate of Cheltenham Triathlon club continued her impressive season with another win in her age group at the local Cotswold sprint triathlon (held at the Keynes Country Park near Cirencester) last weekend.
A vast turnout from Cheltenham Triathlon club included not only Sue's win, but two other first places and four 2nds over the 750 metre Open Water Swim - 20 kilometre Bike - 5 kilometre Run course.
The fastest competitor from CTC was Jason Humm who came 21st overall (2nd in the 35-39 age group) in a fast time of 1:03:43. Andy Monaghan was hot on his heals in 1:06:45, 37th overall (6th, 25-29).
The winners in their categories were Sue Bathgate (1:17:24, 1st F60-64) and Mary Welsh (1:38:32, 1st F65-69), with a relay team made up of Penny Hickson, Jeff Kapp and Ellie Millington winning the mixed relay in 01:07:34.
2nd place achievers were Jason Humm, Sally Freeman (01:11:44, 2nd F25-29) who has continued to improve throughout the season, Anthony Lloyd (01:12:13, 2nd M55-59) and George Eden, one of the youngest members of the club (01:19:15, 2nd M15-19).
Other Cheltenham finishers were as follows:
Jez Preston-Jones (1:08:36, 9th M45-49), Andrew Pittman (1:09:01, 7th M35-39), David Symes (1:09:04, 10th M45-49), Kevin Orde 1:09:37, 14th M40-44), Graham Johnston (1:10:53, 22nd M40-44), Cameron Pay (1:11:08, 23rd M40-44), Gerry Carroll (1:12:23, 22nd M45-49), Dan Hortop (1:13:09, 15th M35-39), Denis Betts (1:14:00, 33rd M40-44), John Wallace 1:15:08, 18th M35-39), Julian Bullas 1:15:09, 38th M40-44), Dale Midwinter (1:16:50, 39th M45-49), Phil Gomm (1:18:53, 46th M45-49), Peter Johnson (1:19:11, 30th M35-39), Colin Watkins (1:22:59, 6th M55-59), Lesley Oliver (1:26:25, 15th F35-39), Cathy Booth (1:27:04, 4th F50-54), Abi Hawman (1:28:29, 21st F30-34), Elaine Edgeworth (1:31:55, 7th F50-54), Brian Bathgate (1:33:47, 8th M60-64), Helen Yarnold (1:47:34, 17th F45-49).
Success was also achieved further afield by Guy Douglass (45), who travelled to Rutland Water in Leicestershire to compete in the Vitruvian Triathlon (1.9km swim, 85km bike and 21km run). Aiming for a sub six hour finish he was delighted to complete the famously gruelling and windy course in 5:58:03.