On 1st August Phil Holden and Robert Jefferies raced in Samorín, at the World Sprint Quadrathlon Championships – 0,75 km swim – 20 km bike – 4 km kayak – 5 km run.
Conditions were very hot, approaching 30’C by the end of the race. Water temperatures high resulting in a non wet suit swim! Rob finished 4th in the Mens U23 category just missing out on a medal, finishing in 1.37.26. Whilst Phil also having a great race came 5th in the Vet 40 category in 1.34.57. There were some top class athletes racing and the standard of competition was extremely high, so a huge well done to Rob and Phil for flying the flag for GB Quadrathlon. Hope to have a race report from them soon!
Here’s a quick note from Phil Holden, who now enjoying a few days in the Czech Republic. ‘We perhaps didn’t quite take on the world in what turned out to be a tough race! I finished 40th of 67 males and Rob was 42nd. Perhaps a bit disappointing, but the standard seemed very high, there were dozens of excellent Slovak and Czech paddlers in 20s and 30s age group! It was also very hot, as expected, but very windy to, so I was on damage limitation with a slow kayak but enjoyed the tough bike ride. A good experience, though I don’t think we will get any world cup points for the effort!’ ……. and I can assure you Phil you will get some World Cup points!!
Full Results hear http://www.championchip.cz/results/2015080110/VysKat.pdf