An all-expenses paid trip to the Nevis Triathlon in the Caribbean was up for grabs at last weekend’s Snowman Triathlon, promising lots of hard and fast racing in Snowdonia.
The big prize – which included flights, transfers, seven nights in a hotel and a free race place – would go to the male and female athletes who took part in all three Always Aim High triathlons and posted the lowest cumulative times for the full distance races.
Suzie Davids and Ewan Brown went into the race (750m swim/69km bike/9km mountain run) as favourites after picking up wins at the Slateman and Sandman Triathlons earlier this year. Brown managed to create a big lead on the bike before he reached his specialist event, the run, and subsequently won the race with a 15min margin for his third victory in three years.
In the women’s race, Richards held off some strong competition from local competitor Helen Teasdale to romp home in a winning time of 3:40:36. Suzie was delighted to win her trip to Nevis but joked in her post-race interview: “There has to be an easier way to get to the Caribbean!”
In the sprint race, Huw Brassington won the male event in a new course record time of 1:40:02, making him the Always Aim Tri Series Sprint Champion for the second year in a row. In the female sprint category, the winner was Sarah O’Sullivan with a very impressive time of 2:06:15.
Men’s results (full distance Snowman)
1. Ewan Brown – 03:06:43
2. Alex Foster– 03:21:48
3. Sam Green – 03:24:50
4. Stuart Mcleod – 03:26:09
5. Arthur Connell – 03:29:02
Women’s results (full distance Snowman)
1. Suzie Richards – 03:40:36
2. Helen Teasdale – 03:49:01
3. Rebecca Slack – 03:55:33
4. Dwynwen Lewis – 04:00:37
5. Hazel Smith – 04:01:27
Full results can be found at www.tdl.ltd.uk
(All images: Mel Parry Photography)
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