AVRs Reed takes on the Deva Triathlon in Chester

PUBLISHED: 15:42 04 June 2013 | UPDATED: 15:42 04 June 2013

Luke Reed made to long trip to Chester to take part in last Sundays ‘Deva Triathlon’ organised by Chester Tri Club, writes Dave Mutter

It is one of three standard distance world championship qualification races. With this year’s world’s being held in Hyde Park in September, the interest in qualifying is very high.

To qualify you needed to finish in the top five in your age group! The Standard distance is 1500m swim followed by a 40km bike and finsihing with a 10km run.

Reed found the river swim very tough going. It was 850m upstream with the sun in your eyes, then when you managed to reach the turning point, 650m downstream.

The bike course was a little more straight forward, mainly flat and fairly fast. Then onto the run which again was flat on multi terrain surfaces.

His splits were; swim, 29.14; bike, 1.08.16; run, 40.02, giving him an overall time of 2.19.52 including transitions.

This put him 218th overall out of 1200 and 39th out of 117 in his age group. So not qualifying this time, but he will be having another go in Liverpool in July!

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