PETER GIBSON (M25) and Judith Hagger (F40) represented Team GB Age Group in the ETU European Triathlon Championships in Kitzbuhel.
Competing over Olympic distances – 1500m swim, 42km bike and 10km run – against top competitors from across the continent at the Austrian resort.
Judith exited the water in 22 minutes after a superb swim. On challenging bike course she was able to maintain consistent splits despite the numerous 180-degree switchbacks.
She stayed strong on the run to finish in 2hr 45min – 25th in Age Group – while Peter continued this season’s fine form to finish 20th in Age Group, crossing the line after 2.15.
A team of seven took on the endurance challenge Chase The Sun. Setting off from Sheppey at sunrise (4.39am), they cycled 205 miles in scorching heat to reach Burnham-on-sea by nightfall (9.31pm).
The first group, consisting of David Bagge, Neil Couchman, Mike Cardell and Lloyd Collier, arrived with just 45mins to spare.
The second group – Carol Tsang, Steve Austin and Suzannah Kinsella – pedalled through the night to arrive, exhausted but elated, at 1.40am.