Grant wins triathlon event

SHETLAND Triathlon Club held its first race of the winter duathlon series recently.

Nine competitors lined up to tackle a two-mile run, followed by a nine-mile cycle, finishing with another two-mile run.

After the initial run Russell Gair, in his first race of the year, led from Andrew Grant with Kevin Gifford third.

Grant had a tremendous cycle, however, and had gained a considerable lead over John Anderson and Gair going into the final run.

The run saw the top three positions change slightly with Grant back first, Gair second and Anderson third. Gifford had a bad crash at the new Sound roundabout but still managed to finish fourth.

There were personal bests from Lyndsey Henderson and Donna Mainland, making exellent progress in their first season.

Andrea Holmes, Tim Ash and Angela Gifford also performed well in their first duathlons.

The next event is on Sunday, a long distance duathlon at Tingwall. The race consists of two four-mile runs, with a 21-mile cycle in between. The meeting point is the Tingwall Hall for a race briefing at 11am.

Any new members wishing to take part can do so on the day, with membership costing £10.


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