by tocle on September 21st, 2012 - Comments Off
Two teams from A&P Falmouth are celebrating their success in Cornwall’s first ever Human Race Festival of Sport having covered more than 100 kms between them in less than three hours.
A&P entered two relay teams of three in the Olympic distance relay triathlon, which involves a 1.5km swim, 40km cycle ride and a 10km run.
Twenty-one teams took part with A&P bagging the seventh and eleventh places in their event.
A&P Team 2, made up of office staff Jonathan Winnan, Chris Gunn and Scott McCormack, came in after 2 hours and 46 minutes. A&P Team 1, made up of Ben Reid, Donald Chambers and Mark Simmons from the fabrication department, came in just seven minutes later.
Chris Gunn, who is contract manager in A&P’s Cluster Support Team and tackled the 40km cycling leg said: “All the guys are pretty fit and it was a great event against the beautiful backdrop of Mounts Bay, with a brilliant atmosphere.
“A&P Team 1 did take an early lead until marshalling errors on the cycle leg handed the all important victory to A&P Team 2, and we haven’t let them forget it. It was great fun and next year I might even do a triathlon on my own!”
Photo: Left to Right: Chris Gunn, Donald Chambers, Jonathan Winnan, Ben Reid, Mark Simmons and Scott McCormack