AVR duo impress in maiden Aquathon at Dawlish

AVR members Ethan and John Day at the Dawlish Aquathon

AVR members Ethan and John Day at the Dawlish Aquathon - Credit: Archant

AVR duo Ethan and John Day did their first Aquathon at Dawlish in the Novice Race of 12 lengths swim followed by a 1.5 mile run, writes Dave Mutter.

In what were freezing conditions, Ethan had a brilliant swim, exiting the pool leaving John two lengths behind.

Ethan went on to finish second with John next home in third.

Thanks to Exeter Tri Club for organising a great event and many thanks to Pure Endurance Triathletes for being a fantastic supportive team.

In other news from AVR - David Cook ran in the South West Veterans’ 6k run at Sidford and in wet and slippery conditions he was pleased to finish 35th in 33:43.

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Ragnhild Richards completed the Tough Ten (miles) in 1:29:28 finishing first over 55 in her debut run for AVR.

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Pippa finished 10th lady, 58th overall in 2:18:49 and Anders was 103rd, 2:41:48.

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