AVRs Luke Reed does well in pair of South West Triathlon events.

PUBLISHED: 15:44 23 September 2014 | UPDATED: 15:44 23 September 2014

AVRs Luke Reed was in action at the Challenge Uk Half Marathon held in Weymouth, writes Diane Newton.

Due to a very choppy sea the organisers had to change the swim course to ensure the safety of the athletes. Luckily they didn’t shorten the course, so it remained a very tough 1900m which Luke finished in 33:34.

Next was the bike element, raced round the roads of Dorset where the wind made for quite a battle! Reed completed the 56-mile bike course in 2:52:20. The final part, the run, saw Reed’s legs a tad jaded from the swim and bike, but he slowly built into it and managed to get stronger as he went on, completing the Half Marathon 1:35:34.

Overall this gave the AVR athlete a pleasing 79th place out of the field of 775.

Reed was back in action last weekend at the Langport Triathlon.

The race was marred slightly by the Highways Agency setting up 3-way traffic lights on the bike course which made the results very interesting to say the least with some unfortunate competitors losing up to two minutes!

Reed was lucky enough not to be held up and managed to finish sixth overall out of 350 competitors.

His splits were; 400m pool swim in 6:26, 22.5k bike ride in 38:02 and the tough 5k run was completed in 21:03.

His overall time was 1:05:31 which represents yet another good performance.

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