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Plymouth and Tavistock athletes enjoy success at South Hams Triathlon

THERE was success for both Plymouth and Tavistock athletes at the South Hams Triathlon at the weekend.

Plymouth Tri Club’s Fin Saunders finished third overall and first in the senior men’s category at the sprint competition held at Blackpool Sands.

Saunders, who won in 2016, finished in 1:10.38, which was only beaten by Teignmouth’s Donald Brooks and Mad Hatters’ John Wisner.

Saunders found himself down the field after a tough swim in really difficult conditions, but he made ground up with a strong cycle and then a tremendous run.

Fourth overall and third over-40 was fellow Plymouth Tri Club athlete Ken Holder, who finished in 1:11.29.

Pete Moon was sixth overall and third senior man in 1:11.38.

Former Plymouth College pupil Harry Preston came eighth overall and first junior in 1:13.01. He finished more than 26 minutes ahead of the next junior athlete.

Plymouth Tri Club’s Steve Edmonds was first vintage male athlete in 1:26.24.

In the women’s sprint event, Tavistock Triathlon Club’s Elizabeth Veron was fifth overall and fourth in her category with a time of 1:30.60, while team-mate Lindsay Hobbs was third super vet in 1:41.21.

Tavistock Triathlon Club also had success in the women’s super sprint competition.

Louisa Frost won the title by nearly six minutes. She clocked 1:15.52, while team-mate Fiona Maddock was third vet in 1:38.50.

Full results can be found HERE.

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