The races started with an open-water swim in Hawley Lake, followed by a road cycle around the local countryside, finishing with a trail run through Hawley wood and around the lake.

In the men’s Olympic race (1500m/47km/10km), Colin Dixon beat nearest rival Robert Fryer by more than 2mins to cross the line in 2:20:38, while 2013 Gauntlet winner Karl Alexander came third. In the women’s race, Rebecca Slack comfortably won with a time of 2:49:40, with Ruth Thom and Marie Coburn taking second and third place.

In the sprint distance races (750m/20km/5km), there were some good battles throughout: Tim Wallis won the men’s event in a time of 1:13:33 and Katrina Yerbury triumphed in the women’s race with a remarkable time of 1:23:37, which placed her in the overall top ten. 

Full results can be found at: www.tdl.ltd.uk.

(Images: Charles Whitton Photography)

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