The annual club trip to the southerly channel island just three weeks ahead of the Island Games provided a great the opportunity for the athletes to test their form against some of their key Jersey rivals. The rapidly improving Megan Chapple, narrowly won the women’s race by a mere 7 seconds from the UK’s Hannah Lord, but put sizeable distance between herself and her Jersey rivals. Megan finished in a super quick 2hr 14:45 in 18th place overall. Coached by fellow team member Amy Critchlow (T352/Strive), Megan’s been putting in the work consistently through the winter with our mixed group and that hard work is now paying dividends just at the right time. This win followed her GB Age Group silver medal at Leeds WTS / British Triathlon Age Group Championships and a local duathlon win ahead of Critchlow.
Whilst Jersey’s Richard Tanguy dominated the men’s race, James Travers took second and Dan Galpin 4th, so the men’s Island Games race looks quite evenly balanced with Guernsey Josh Lewis and Jersey’s Olly Turner absent. I was the next Guernsey athlete home in 9th place squeezing under 2hr 08, followed in close sequence with Aivis Kelgalvis (10th), Dan Armsden (11th) and the returning to triathlon Dave Crosland (T352) in 12th.
16th June 2019 : Full results (PDF)