Fenland Running Club return from ‘beautiful and historic’ Wells-next-the-Sea triathlon

PUBLISHED: 09:48 12 September 2018

North Norfolk Triathlon - Left to right: - Larissa Follen; Stuart Follen; Sharon Bird; Alan Bird; Sarah Rippon. Picture: SARAH GAUVIN

North Norfolk Triathlon - Left to right: - Larissa Follen; Stuart Follen; Sharon Bird; Alan Bird; Sarah Rippon. Picture: SARAH GAUVIN

SARAH GAUVIN

North Norfolk’s popular Triathlon held in Wells-next-the-Sea was staged by the Wells Harbour Maritime Trust on Sunday, September 2 on an absolutely glorious sunny morning.

North Norfolk Triathlon - Left to right: - Sarah Gauvin; Anthony Bye; Emma Bonner. Picture: SARAH GAUVINNorth Norfolk Triathlon - Left to right: - Sarah Gauvin; Anthony Bye; Emma Bonner. Picture: SARAH GAUVIN

The start, transition and finish were all based on the picturesque quayside at Wells.

The 1.5km open water swim was held in the sea in Wells Harbour followed by a 40km bike route around North Norfolk coastal villages in a loop returning to the quay.

The 10km run course took you along the North Norfolk coastal path and out onto the beach returning back to the quayside for the finish.

Wells is a beautiful and historic seaside resort that provides opportunities for sightseeing, water sports, bird watching, country walks and plenty of family fun and classified as an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Out of 268 teams seven members of the Fenland Running Club conquered the Trialthlon - five as individual entrants and two forming a relay team with another.

The results:

Stuart Follen stormed in in an overall time of 2:30:15 (Swim 28:37 Cycle 1:13:54 Run 44:50) followed by Alan Bird in 2:40:02 (Swim 26:42 Cycle 1:12:37 Run 58:02).

First Fenland lady was Larissa Follen in an overall time of 3:06:22 (Swim 32:30 Cycle 1:29:56 Run 59:17) followed by Sarah Rippon in 3:29:11 (Swim 32:21 Cycle 1:35:38 Run 1:16:13) and Sharon Bird in 3:35:17 (Swim 34:36 Cycle 1:39:10 Run 1:15:58.

Fenland members Emma Bonner and Sarah Gauvin teamed up with cyclist Anthony Bye to form a relay team with an overall time of 2:40:48 (Emma Swim 30:37 Anthony Cycle 1:17:18 Sarah Run 51:10).

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