The Riyadh Triathletes were gifted with perfect conditions for the fifth biathlon of the season last Friday.
The event began with a 700-meter swim followed by a six-kilometer run.
Once again Phoebe Lloyd-Evans (F - Junior) excelled with a winning swim time of 10:23. Gary Williams (M - Veteran) closely followed Evans with a time of 10:41. Antonio Castellanos (M - Open) took third position with 12:04.
Lloyd-Evans and Williams both completed very fast transition times, 0:49 and 0:58 respectively, and Castellanos managed a respectable time of 1:02.
Congratulations go to Alistair McDermott (M-V), Simon Chorlton (M-V), Steve Salt (M-O), Reiner Gocian (M-M), Fiona Nichol (F-V), Paul McParland (M-S) and Andrew McLachlan (M-V) all of whom completed their transition in less than 60 seconds. The six-kilometer run consisted of three two-kilometer loops, which gave rise to many competitors running en route together and therefore acted as pacemakers. Williams again came home first in a time of 22:19, with Castellanos taking second in a time of 22:30. Gerd Muetze (M-Open) completed the run in third place with a time of 25:21.
First out of the water in the B category race was Loreli Watson (F - Open) with a time of 12:37, with Fiona Nichol (F - Veteran) in second place at 13:54. Freda Gocian (F - Veteran) came third with 14:22. Nichol and Gocian, both experienced triathletes, then raced through transition in times of 0:52 and 1:07 respectively. They were both relegated to second and third respectively with Liz Loughton (F - Open) taking pole position in a time of 43:59.
Riyadh Triathletes would like to thank all of those involved in the organization of the event; their support is very much appreciated.
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Category A: 1st: Gary Williams (M-V) 00:33:58, 2nd: Antonio Castellanos (M-O) 33:58, 3rd: Gerd Muetze (M-O) 39:58, 4th Alistair McDermott (M-V) 39:58, 5th: Simon Chorlton (M-V) 40:35
Category B: 1st: Liz Loughton (F-O) 43:59, 2nd: Fiona Nichol (F-V) 45:57, 3rd: Freda Gocian (F-V) 49:33, 4th: Katerina Holeckova (F-O) 49:38, 5th: Loreli Watson (F-O) 51:11
Junior: 1st: Phoebe Lloyd-Evans (F-J) 40:17 (5th Overall)