Home comforts for Grange Farm and Dunmow Runners in triathlon

PUBLISHED: 16:30 29 September 2016

Grange Farm and Dunmow Runners at the Dunmow Triathlon

Grange Farm and Dunmow Runners at the Dunmow Triathlon


Plenty of Grange Farm and Dunmow Runners (GFDR) were in action on home soil after taking part in the Dunmow Triathlon.

The event comprised a 300m swim at the Dunmow Leisure Centre, a 23km cycle ride through Thaxted, Tillty and Little Easton before finishing with a 5km run through Little Easton.

Nick Perry was the fastest for GFDR, coming home in one hour 21 minutes and 44 seconds and behind him was Chris and Pru Hayhow who finished in 1:22:31 and 1:29:32, respectively.

They were followed by Lee Prowse (1:34:30), James Hawkes (1:34:40), Angela Thorpe (1:38:12), Henrietta Butcher (1:41:49), Jackie Adams (1:56:13) and Richard Percy (2:08:14).

In the team category, Kath Birks completed the swim in nine minutes six seconds, Steve Bastick the cycling in 48:21 and Kerry Harrington the run in 22:59.

It give the trio a total time of 1:21:55, including transition times.

Elsewhere, James Bosher was in record-breaking form in the Berlin Marathon on Sunday.

He finished in 2:47:03, beating his previous personal best time by more than 10 minutes and setting a GFDR club record in the process.

Meanwhile in Scotland, Gillian Robertson completed the Loch Ness Marathon in 4:18:59 while Mark Smith finished the course in 4:58:05.

GFDR will be holding a 10 mile road race at Stebbing on November 13.

Details on the club’s website.

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