It’s been a great year and we hope you’ve all enjoyed yourselves. Here are a few highlights, which we hope will inspire you for the 2019 season.

Apologies to any athletes we may have missed; many too shy or modest to let us know of their achievements. Much kudos to the athletes who have dipped their toes into the water for the first time.

Triathlon

Ronan Adams showed the adults how to race at Myrddin Junior Tri.

Alistair Edwards began his triathlon journey with his first Sprint & Olympic. He now takes on the huge challenge of Ironman in 2019.

Lauren Davies took a huge chunk of time off her previous performance at the Deva Triathlon, and this wasn’t all to do with her having finally serviced her bike.

Natasha Barton came 2nd in Cosmeston Triathlon.

Fiona Litchard represented GB youth girls team in the British Triathlon super series, and was 1st in Cardiff super sprint. Fiona also competed in the junior Superleague in Jersey!

Alan Kerr represented GB age group at the European champs.

Andrew Martin won 4 races (2 of which gained World & European age group qualification), and he also competed in British Triathlon’s elite race in Blenheim.

Well done to Mark Hester who completed the tough Sandman series.

Lots of fun was had by the relay teams in the Gower.

Jan Jones won a place at IM Wales 2019 at Fishguard tri, and Andrea Garrington did well to win her AG.

Chris Goulden was awesome becoming double European AG champion, adding to his British AG champion title!!

Middle Distance

A consistently strong David Murray won his age group in IM70.3 Weymouth, which sends to him another IM branded final in Nice 2019. Top work Dave!

Long distance

Andrew Davies completed IM Wales

Natasha Barton completed IM Wales

Alex Betts completed IM Wales

Steve Jackson completed IM Wales

Ironman veteran Dave Spry added IM Norway to his list.

Lauren Davies completed LCW

Nigel Bungay battled the hot and hilly conditions at Alpe D’Huez along with Chris Adams and Mike Edwards

World / European / GB representation

Alan Kerr and Chris Goulden took part in the European championships in Glasgow, Chris also competed in Tartu at the Standard distance.

Andrew Martin and Chris Goulden qualified for the 2019 World’s & European’s in Lausanne/ Kazan

Branded final qualification- David Murray qualified for Nice IM World 70.3 final 2019

Multi-sport

Aquabike- Natasha Barton represented GB age group at the European multisport Championships

Aquathlon- Fiona Litchard won the Aberavon aquathlon series

Swim

Open water – 

Alistair Edwards completed Tenby LC swim

Alan Kerr completed his London medal set with the Serpentine swim

Tom Chapman and Andrea Garrington amazingly swam the Channel relay. Tom is also taking on a solo Channel crossing next year, and practiced for this with an 8 hour swim around Loch Lomond.

In the pool – 

Welsh medals for Geertje Van Keulen, Ceri Thomas and Jon Burnett 

Andrew Martin gained 2 Welsh age group records and achieved the top 1500m AG ranking in GB.

Chris Goulden had several distance Welsh records, and was British 1500m AG champion.

Bike

Jane Fish completed the challenges of Tour de Fords and Ride London

Lauren Davies & Alan Kerr finished Tour of Pembs, with at least one clean bike.

Andrew Martin enjoyed his first road race and had strong finishes in Welsh 30,50 mile and hill climb championships.

Nigel Bungay completed Velothon Wales in a super speedy time.

Chris Goulden achieved speedy times in several TT’s, including the Welsh 50mile TT championship.

Run

Bridgend County League – many members competed for the club, and enjoyed the social experience.

Cardiff Half marathon finishes by Alistair Edwards, Richard Dando, Mark Hester, Siany Jakeman, Alex Betts, Tom Chapman, Lauren Davies, James Farrant and Mike Edwards.

Lauren Davies completed her first ultraman and won the Ibiza night run

Claire Godfrey completed Chester Marathon.

Well done to all. What a great year! Lots of training and racing fun to be had in 2019. If you haven’t competed in any of the above, why don’t you give it a try?