Cheltenham Triathlon Club
For experienced and aspiring triathletes
Nikki Weatherley and Mark Lyes

Perhaps one of the most beautiful venues for triathlon in the whole country welcomed 400 competitors last Sunday. The Westonbirt Triathlon, based at the beautiful school of the same name, was held in stunning weather. Cheltenham Triathlon Club was represented by a strong contingent of 21 competitors, with the most successful being Nicki Weatherley who won the female over 40 category in a time of 1:19:34 and Sue Bathgate who won the female over 60 category in 1:22:12.

Top if the men’s pile from Cheltenham was Richard Walklate, who achieved overall 10th position (6th in the male under 40 category) with an impressive time of 1 hour, 8 minutes and 43 seconds for the 400m swim, 25km bike and 5km run event. Jez Preston-Jones also came 6th in his category (17th overall) in a time of 1:11:53. Others to finish in the top 50 were Martin Downward (26th overall, 9th vet: 1:13:41), Doug Waymark (27th overall, 14th M/U40: 1:14:16), Gareth Blackbird (35th overall, 20th MU/40: 1:15:06) and Neil Hutson (49th overall, 25thM/U40: 1:17:37). First female Cheltenham competitor home was Emma Godson, who was 4th woman overall and 4th in her category in a time of 1:19:34., closely followed by Nicki Weatherley and Sue Bathgate.

Name Category Overall Time Category position

Richard Walklate

M/U40

01:08:43

6

Jez Preston-Jones

M/O40

01:11:53

6

Martin Downward

M/O40

01:13:41

9

Douglas Waymark

M/U40

01:14:16

14

Gareth Blackbird

M/U40

01:15:06

20

Neil Hutson

M/U40

01:17:37

25

Matthew Aston

M/U40

01:18:18

27

Emma Godson

F/U40

01:19:18

4

Nikki Weatherley

F/O40

01:19:34

1

Graham Johnston

M/O40

01:19:39

22

Anthony Lloyd

M/O50

01:22:07

10

Sue Bathgate

F/Supervet60

01:22:12

2

Chris Dry

M/O40

01:23:51

43

Lee Hunter

M/U40

01:27:27

64

Neil Dooley

M/O50

01:27:47

22

Mark Lyes

M/O50

01:30:35

24

Colin Watkins

M/Supervet60

01:31:33

4

Cathy Booth

F/Supervet

01:36:19

8

Michelle Rawlinson

F/O40

01:43:31

40

William Jones

M/Supervet60

01:52:01

8

Marilyn Miller

F/supervet60

02:22:59

5

 

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