Paul Johns completes his first ever triathlon

PUBLISHED: 16:27 06 August 2009 | UPDATED: 23:56 15 June 2010

Ever willing to try new events, Axe Valley Runners member Paul Johns completed his first ever triathlon in London on Sunday.

Ever willing to try new events, Axe Valley Runners' member Paul Johns completed his first ever triathlon in London on Sunday.

It was an Olympic distance event, ie 1,500m swim, 40k bike and 10k run.

Despite falling off his bike and damaging his knee and elbow, Paul completed in two hours and 36 minutes.

"He was dead chuffed with this time," said club spokesman Dave Mutter.

Steve Reynolds was not chuffed with his time at the Sturminster Newton half marathon.

He set a personal worst of one hour and 51 minutes. Geoff Woodward fared better; he ran well to finish in 1:42, with Joyce Rendell 1:43.

Tim Sibley romped to victory in Monday's August club handicap.

He blasted around in 25:21. Susie Pitt had a good race to finish second in 31:46. Emma Ellynn was third, 32:49; Dave Mutter fourth, 28:13 and Eleanor Wood 5th, 24:08.


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