Despite the miserable weather on Saturday, over 13,000 participants and spectators descended on London’s ExCel Centre for the annual AJ Bell London Triathlon. This event has hosted some of the best athletes from around the world for over 20 years and this year was no different. Twelve of Rise’s ‘finest’ athletes joined the many hopefuls with an aim to beat their personal best although some were hoping just to make it round in one piece.
Rise entered four teams into the relay event. Team 1 took part in the 750m swim / 20k bike / 5k run, whilst the other three teams went in for the 1500m swim / 40k bike / 10k run
All teams put on a strong show and came back with some respectable results.
Rise Team 1 – 44 / 99 (1:36:17)
Rise Team 2 – 114 / 190 (2:56:38)
Rise Team 3 – 128 / 190 (3:01:15)
Rise Team 4 – 9 / 190 (2:21:00)
A special mention to John Gilleece who not only took part in the team event on the Saturday but also undertook the solo event the very next day!