Leggett is a triathlete at heart

editorial image
Have your say

Belvoir Triathlon Club had members racing across the country last weekend.

Former heart attack victim Pete Leggett took part in the London Triathlon to raise money for Macmillan Nurses and the British Heart Foundation.

Maintaining his heart rate below 175bpm, Pete had a steady swm, a swift bike leg and good run to finish 94th in his age group with a total time of 2hr 0m 32sec.

Pete’s fund raising web page is http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Peter-Leggett

Elsewhere, a trio of swim, bike and run specialists, Mick Oliver, Karl Hunt and Abi Schofield, took to their favourite disciplines as a relay team to compete in the Blithfield Olympic distance triathlon on Sunday.

Mick came out of the water in seventh place with a time of 26min 11sec, well down on his usual 1500m time, putting the disparity down to the weather. A quick handover of the timing to chip saw Karl head off on the bike in a skinsuit in an attempt to take whatever marginal gains were available to him. With a full rear disc and 90mm deep section front wheel, the bike was a tricky undertaking in the wind.

Karl dispatched the bike leg in 1:01:07, the second fastest time of the day.

Abi Schofield then took up the responsibility for the run, leading out a field of very strong male runners. Abi, a self confessed long distance runner, completed the 10km in 38:59, fourth lady, bringing the team home in sixth place overall and taking the relay win by over 20 minutes from the next placed relay team.

Finally, Iain Brown, newcomer competed at the Bassetlaw Sprint triathlon and finished the event in 45th place overall, 12th in his age group, with splits of 9:34, 42:38 and 20:10 for the swim, bike and run respectively.

Belvoir Tri Club meet every Monday and Friday for swim training, Tuesdays for time trialling, Wednesdays for open water, and Sundays at 9am from The Meres for a social ride. For more details check their Facebook page or email info@belvoirtriclub.co.uk