Triathlon Team End of Season Report


As the Army Triathlon season comes to an end and I hand over to Lt Smith, I would just like to highlight some of the many achievements made The Royal Welsh Triathlon Team in the 2018 Season.

Inter Unit and Individual Sprint Triathlon

May saw the start of the Army Triathlon race series with the Inter-Unit and Individual Sprint Triathlon at Eton Dorney Lake, which consisted of a 750m swim, 20km bike and a 5-km run. With the distances of each discipline being short, this gave us the perfect opportunity to introduce new athletes to the sport. It was great to have all our athletes complete the race with some very respectable times, against some very experienced athletes. Congratulations to LCpl Cooney (HQ Company) and Fus Sims (C Company) on completing their first Triathlon.

Inter Unit and Individual Standard Distance Triathlon

The next race of the calendar was the Inter- Unit and Individual Standard Distance Triathlon held at Lake 32 in the Cotswolds in June, with the distances increasing to a 1.5km Swim, 40km bike and a 10km run to finish. Not only did every member of the team complete this most challenging of races our first team of four; Maj Willcox (B Company), Lt Smith ( C Company), CSgt Swann (C Company) and CSgt Francis (MTMC) placed third in the Major Unit Championships and finished the top Infantry team. This was beyond all our expectations and a credit to all their hard work and dedication. Competing in their first Army Triathlon, Lt Probert (B Company), WO2 Pask MC (C Company) and CSgt Francis (MTMC).

Ironman Triathlon

We have also had great success at Ironman Triathlon over the past year with 6 soldiers from the battalion completing the toughest day in sport consisting of; a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and a 26.2 mile marathon to finish. Lt Smith ( C Company) was also crowned the Army Long Distance Triathlon Champion at Ironman wales.