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Mere trio on track at triathlon
7:00pm Wednesday 18th September 2013 in News
A TEAM from the Mere Golf Resort and Spa joined more than 800 competitors for the North West Triathlon.
Co-owners Mark Boler and Gary Corbett, together with Joe Gates, head of golf operations, led Team Mere’s group of nine to tackle the 500 metre swim, 20km Cycle and a 5km run at the event in Nantwich.
Mark said: “Having completed my first triathlon in June, I was determined to get a team together from The Mere to compete in this event.
“The team did a fantastic job and overall we really did ourselves proud! I was pleased I managed to knock eight minutes off my own personal time and completed the triathlon in one hour and 20 minutes.
Gary added: “It was a fantastic event to be part of and for my first triathlon; I was really pleased with my performance of 1 hour 37 minutes. We definitely want to compete in the event next year to improve on our scores and also and get together a bigger Team Mere.”
“It really was a tremendous day, one of the best experiences of my life, but absolutely freezing in the morning when I started,” Joe, pictured, added.
“My swim went fantastically well, with my time being the 17th fastest of the whole event. My run was also fairly strong, but unfortunately my lack of training on the bike and my over exuberance in the pool took its toll on me – hopefully I have learnt my lesson, and I am looking forward to entering future events as I think I have the bug.”
The triathlon kicked off at the outdoor pool in Nantwich where competitor’s completed their 500m swim followed by a 20km cycle past Alveston Hall, through the Cheshire countryside, ending up back at the centre of Nantwich, concluding with a 5km run on the grass track at Barony Park Pavilion.
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