Perfect dry conditions in Pittville Park made for some fast times in the Cheltenham Triathlon Club Supersprint Triathlon on Saturday.
179 competitors swam 400m in the leisure@cheltenham pool before cycling 4 laps around the park and running one lap around the same course. In addition, for the first time, 5 girls competed in the junior girls' race which was 300m, 3 laps and one lap.
In the main race the winner for the second year in a row was Roddy Gosden, who improved his total time for the course by nearly 6 minutes, completing the race in 33:30 and also winning the 40+ age group. Second was Martin Cook, 40 seconds behind in 34:00 and winner of the Senior men title.
Ade Clift was third in 34:43, another competitor who posted a massive improvement over last year (when he came 9th in 43:40).
The first woman home was Helen Russell (4th overall) in a time of 35:10, with Anna McCorquodale 2nd (35:43) and Emma Hornby 3rd (36:56).
In the junior event Rosanna Lloyd won the day in 30:24, including an extremely impressive swim time of 04:49 for her 300m. Alice Conquest (31:22), Megan Teague (31:45), Rebecca Hewlett (32:14) and Abbey Smith (33:29) (all from Ribston Hall School in Gloucester) made up the rest of the junior contingent.
For the second year running the Gloucester Police (Glospol Plodders), ably led home by Roddy Gosden, won the team event.
Full results can be found