TRIATHLON: Gloucester’s Garry Hughes takes victory in the Cotswold Super Sprint

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Garry Hughes. Picture: www.charleswhittonphotography.com Garry Hughes. Picture: www.charleswhittonphotography.com

GARRY HUGHES (Tri Team Glos) proved a clear winner of the Cats Solutions Cotswold Super Sprint Triathlon held at the Cotswold Country Park and Beach.

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Cats Solutions Cotswold Super Sprint

Garry's winning time of 52.25 for the 400m swim, 20km bike ride and 5km run was due to a blistering final run when he pulled away from up-and-coming triathlete Jack Plummer (West Country Tri).

First veteran home was Steve Yates (45-49) of Cirencester AC Tri, with first 50+ Bob Pearce of Army Tri.

There was a good mix of competitors in the Tri Ferris-promoted event from complete beginners to GB age-groupers.

In the female event, Claire Hann of Bike Science, Bristol had a tremendous swim and run to finish in 56.58 ahead of Nicole Walters of Bath Amphibians.

The novice/youth event was dominated by some fast South West youths, with Hayden Burton from Bath taking first place overall and Tewkesbury’s Maia Hawkins lifting the female trophy.

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