On 28th April, five of our members decided to take a break from revision and take part in the Exeter University Aquathlon which took place on Streatham campus. The race was part of the Aquathlon Series organised by Exeter Triathlon Club and consisted of a 600m swim in our Cornwall House Pool, followed by a hilly 4.6km run around campus.
First from the club to finish was Brad Toseland who completed the race in an impressive time of 29:05, which meant he finished in 4th place overall. Next to finish was Hannah Mattinson who sped through the course in a brilliant time of 29:35, bagging herself the position of first female. This was a very promising result ahead of her race at Europeans in just 4 weeks time. Alastair Smith was our next member to finish with a great time of 29:50, ensuring himself a place in the top 10 finishers. Close on his heels was Quang Tran who also raced well, finishing the aquathlon in 32:37 with a very impressive performance in the swim. Poppy Beaumont produced excellent times in both disciplines to finish with a great time of 35:22.
Overall, it was a promising morning of racing for the club with only roughly a month to go before BUCS Sprint Triathlon.