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six-Stage event was prob­a­bly the youngest team the club have ever en­tered with an av­er­age age Un­der 21 years, with five of the ath­letes be­ing teenagers.

Aaron Ket­tlewell took the re­spon­si­bil­ity of run­ning the first leg in a race that started at a blis­ter­ing pace over a course of just un­der 6kms – with 20 of the ath­letes run­ning sub-18 min­utes.

Ket­tlewell held his form and com­pleted the course in 18.41 in 46th place, an im­prove­ment on the time he ran last year – Gra­ham Rush had taken Chel­tenham into the lead with a su­per run of 17.16.

Mark Buck­ing­ham, Holm­firth’s Elite Triath­lete and for­mer Great Bri­tain ath­lete, took the op­por­tu­nity to join his younger team­mates and ran a good leg record­ing the fourth fastest time on leg two and pass­ing 23 teams in the process to record a time of 17.43 and move the Har­ri­ers into 23rd place.

Jonathan Hop­kins of Swansea Har­ri­ers ran the fastest time on stage two (17.30) to move his team into the lead with Chel­tenham rel­e­gated to 3rd place.

Chris Law trav­elled from Uni­ver­sity in Lon­don run­ning the third stage and recorded a time of 19.26 los­ing just three places where 10 ath­letes ran sub 18 min­utes – Swansea main­tained the lead on leg three, fol­lowed by Bris-

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