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King’s Lynn Triathlon Club were out in force last Sunday at Box End park with 9 teams taking part in the Bedford Relays, including 2 youth teams for the first time. Teams of 3 swam 3x750m, biked 3x23km and ran 3x5km in wet and windy conditions that not only resulted in a few of the club coming off their bikes, but also tested the resolve of the spectators. The club mixed teams up to try and finish together, but some last-minute changes meant the subs had to come out an play, resulting in some wildly differing team times. First to finish were KLTC A ( Alistair Doig, Simon Hardy, Dan Guppy) in 3hrs57,  7th overall and despite a leg injury from a spill on the bike, Guppy ran the event’s fastest 5km with a time of 18min24.  Youth team KLTC I ( Sam Rose, Jake Lamas, Callum Steadman) were next  back in 4hrs00 and 9th place. Rose had the 2nd fastest swim of the event in 8min38s, and Steadman the 2nd fastest bike in 39min09s. KLTC B  (Chris Playford, Jemma Redhead, Arthur Sargent) finished in 4hrs28, KLTC J  (Andy Smith, Paul Dunthorne, Neil Gayton) in 4hrs32, KLTC G (Dave Neale, Juliet Meek, Paul Terreros) in 4hrs35, KLTC D (Adrian Ebbs, David Hicks, Maureen Wolfe) in 4hrs38, KLTC E (Ian Kidman, Michael Cooper, Karen Wood) in 4hrs47, KLTC H (Joe Wells, Alice Page, Robert Addis) in 4hrs54 and last, but very much not least, were KLTC F (Jenna Gotts, Victoria Dunthorne, Debbie James) in 5hrs58. Fastest individual time for the club was Steadman in 1hr06min. It was also the weekend of the Outlaw in Nottinigham, normally a 2.4mile swim, 112mile bike and 26.2mile run,  heavy rain forced organisers to change to an aquathlon (swim/Run) which Pat Cooke-Rogers completed in 7hrs28min (1hr47/5hrs41), 2nd in her age group. 2 of the club’s Tristars were in action of Sat too. Sam Doughty raced the Future Outlaw and came 3rd in his age group for the 200m OW swim, 5km bike and 1500m run in 23min36s. Thomas Elsdon took part in his first Tristar1 event in Framlingham, finishing the 110m swim, 2km bike and 1.2km run in 15min21. The club also held its own Aquathlon on Sat, raising £147.05 for “The Club”, a local charity that supports adults and young people with learning difficulties.