Jon Day leads AVRs home at Frome Sprint Triathlon


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Two AVRs took part in the Frome Sprint Triathlon and both achieved PBs improved by over three minutes, writes Dave Mutter.

The triathlon comprised of a 400m swim, a 23k bike race and a 5k run.

Jon Day was first home for Team AVR Multi-Sports with his split times being swim 9:02, bike 47:31 and run 23:00, with a total time of 1:22:57, which placed him 51st out of a field of 246.

Anthony Chadwick was very close behind (swim 8:35, bike 48:02 and run 23:15) in a total time of 1:23:06, which saw him finish 52nd.

This was the second time the pair had done this, as it is a very friendly well-organized event by Frome Triathlon Club.

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Starting and finishing on picturesque Broadsands beach, 172 entrants lined up for the inaugural multi-terrain Torbay Five Bays Challenge.

This is a 10k race with a course that takes runners along shingle beaches, up and down 423 steps and across a long section of rocky and tree-root-strewn coastal path to Brixham and back, via four further bays. The first AVR home was Tim Lenton, finishing second overall and first MV45 in 45:15.

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Next home in AVR colours was Graham Newton, in 55:36, which placed him 32nd and first MV65.

Both men were presented with a bottle of wine, which has now all gone!

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