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Saundersfoot Triathlon Race Report 2018

September 20th, 2018 | by Sarah Wills
Saundersfoot Triathlon Race Report 2018
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Saundersfoot Triathlon 2018 took place on Saturday 8th September at Saundersfoot Harbour, Pembrokeshire.

The race started in Saundersfoot Harbour and the weather was not too kind to us, but definitely did not dampen the athlete’s spirits.

The second to last race of the season took place the day before Ironman Wales, and saw just under 700 athletes participate in the event.  Crowds lined the streets of Saundersfoot to welcome the athletes back from the bike and watch them on the run.

Ironman Wales 2018

The men’s category was ridiculously close with only 52 seconds between 1st & 4th place.  Coming in 1st place was Chad Scallan with a time of 1 hour 8 minutes and 12 seconds, closely followed by David Francis taking 2nd place (a 1st place in the Vet Category) with a time of 1 hour 8 minutes and 54 seconds and Matthew Collins came in 3rd place (1st in the Junior Category) at 1 hour 9 minutes and 03 seconds.

The Ladies category was also very close with Victoria Baker from Monmouth Triathlon Club coming first at 1 hour 11 minutes 41 seconds.  Katie Greenwood and Milly Kipling, both from Cardiff Triathletes, came in 2nd and 3rd Place.

Ironman Wales 2018

Our juniors also did very well with Matthew Collins (3rd Overall Male) taking the junior title, with Tomas Griffiths and Dominic Davies coming 2nd and 3rd position.  Our female juniors also stood out with our top two being no strangers to the podium. Sophie Armstrong took first position, closely followed by Ellie Goss.  Teaghan Waring took 3rd place on her first ever triathlon.  These juniors are definitely ones to watch!!

Ironman Wales 2018

With 32 relay teams entered into the event, it was Team Rhondda that took the title, followed by Big Brums Dream Team & Piranha Tri.

Our great team of marshals made the event possible, keeping athletes safe and giving encouragement throughout the race, along with the masses of enthusiastic supporters.

Ironman Wales 2018

With entries filling up for 2019 already we know you are excited for the next year’s events. For 2019 Register HERE for Saundersfoot Triathlon taking place on 14th September 2019…you don’t want to be one of the disappointed many who missed out this year!

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