Athletes from Loftus and Whitby Athletics Club enjoyed a successful day at the Redcar Sprint Triathlon.
The event saw the competitors complete a 750m sea swim, a 20km bike course on a six-lap circuit on the seafront and a 5km run on the promenade.
The overall winner was James Wilson from Loftus and Whitby AC, with Mark Young finishing fifth overall and first in the vet40 category.
The club also had success in the women’s senior race, with Angharad Owen finishing second senior and third female in only her first triathlon competition.
While not stormy, the swim was still challenging.
Coming out and running across the beach, all three were well placed and well ahead of the bulk of the field, with James in front, then Mark, closely followed by Angharad.
The swim had put them all in a position to gain podium positions.
The bike course was six laps up and down the seafront with roads closed.
James soon established himself at the front of the field,
Mark was working hard and picking off the opposition.
Angharad, only on the bike for the second or third time, also rode well in her first triathlon.
Out on the run, James was in the fortunate position of having a healthy lead that he maintained right to the finish.
Mark had also given himself a great chance, after passing the only relay team ahead of him he consolidated fifth overall and winner of the veteran category – a great achievement in a very tough age group.
Angharad, now on her favourite discipline, set about running the fastest ladies’ time by a considerable amount to finish second senior lady.
Also competing was Gary Trillo who came fourth in his age group in 1:19, adding to the quality and continuing to improve.
Both James and Mark head for the World Age Group championships representing Great Britain in London next month, which underlines the level at which they have been competing.