Triathlon pair come first and third in Nairn

TWO of Shetland’s triathletes travelled to Nairn last weekend where they did well in the sprint distance triathlon.

Lynsey Henderson finished first in the women’s category while Robin Atkinson came third in the men’s section.

They took on the 750m swim, 18km bike ride and 6km run in a strong field of 66 competitors.

The swim was in the Nairn swimming pool, setting off at different time intervals, and the bike and run was on a fast course in fine weather.

Lynsey put in a very strong swim of 10 minutes despite having to do an extra half a length due to confusion of the marshals. Robin struggled on the swim, probably due to a tiring season, but was not too disheartened as the bike ride was coming up next.

Lynsey rode strongly on the bike and pushed very hard on the run to finish in a time of one hour 12 minutes 39 seconds, ensuring a first place in the senior female category, over four minutes ahead of second place.

Robin put in a blistering ride to pass the majority of his rivals and give himself a big advantage for the run, which he held good pace to finish in 1:9:56, giving him third place in the senior male category.

It was a great race for gaining more experience while getting great results for what has been a fantastic first year for the Shetland Triathlon Club.


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