Wattisham hosts its first triathlon

WATTISHAM Airfield hosted its first off-road sprint triathlon, with both civilians and members of the military in action.The Wattisham Airfield Triathlon comprised a 300m swim, a 12km off-road cycle ride and a 5km run.

By Carl Marston

WATTISHAM Airfield hosted its first off-road sprint triathlon, with both civilians and members of the military in action.

The Wattisham Airfield Triathlon comprised a 300m swim, a 12km off-road cycle ride and a 5km run.

The event raised money for Wattisham SSAFA - “Forces Help - the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association” - which is a national charity helping serving and ex-service men, women and their families in need.

Gareth Pym was the quickest overall in 53mins 22secs, and there were prizes for all the various age category winners.

These included two members of Ipswich Triathlon Club, in Amanda Mallett (40-44 years) and Maria Reynolds (50-54 years).

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In the older age groups, there were wins for Woodbridge Shufflers' Michael Chaplin (60-64 years) and Ipswich Jaffa's John Weston (50-54 years).

Results from RAF Wattisham

Male category winners, D 20-24 years: Lee Elliott 64.18. E 25-29 years, Gareth Pym 53.22. F 30-34 years: Steve Norman 54.07. G 35-39 years: Mike Hallums 56.20. H 40-44 years: Neil O'Brien 54.13. I 45-49 years: Oz Millard 74.38. J 50-54 years: John Weston 59.39. L 60-64 years: Mike Chaplin 62.43.

Female category winners, D 20-24 years: Stacy Hind 99.53. E 25-29 years: Carleen Frost 71.58. F 30-34 years: Dominque Dean 75.45. G 35-39 years: Yvonne Cooke 80.27. H 40-44 years: Amanda Mallett 62.32. I 45-49 years: Patricia Pym 74.55. J 50-54 years: Maria Reynolds 73.28.

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