SALISBURY Tri Club travelled to Tenby to tame the dragon at Ironman Wales.

Ruth Thom had an outstanding day as the first Tri Club finisher over the line.

Completing the 3.9km sea swim in 1:18, 112 mile scenic but tough bike in 6:31 (covering 2,450m of elevation), and the marathon 26.2 mile run in an impressive 3:54, she put in a superb effort to finish in a fantastic time of 12:04.

Thom came fifth in age group and 23rd female out of 234.

She was racing to raise funds for a local three-year-old boy with a rare genetic condition.

Gavin Barrett and Marc Evans were also out in Tenby taking on the fierce Welsh landscape, with Evans crossing the line in 14:42 and Barrett in 15:04.

Phil Pettit was second in his category in the Woburn Abbey Olympic distance triathlon.

The 1500m swim, 40km bike and 10km run was completed by Pettit in 2:37, placing him 14th overall.

Bertie Pettit competed in the Sprint distance event, crossing the line in 1:11 to win the race.

Leicestershire was the location of Paddy Traylor’s Vitruvian adventure.

He tackled the 1,900m swim, 85k bike and 21k run with an excellent performance, including a very strong 1:31 half marathon off the bike.

He recorded 4:47 total time for this event, a great result.

David Hartley raced in the Cotswolds Sprint South West Championships.

It was all out on the fast and flat course, and Hartley raced hard to finish fourth in category, 19th overall, with the championship event attracting an extremely strong field of competitors.

Hartley was very happy with his result in this regional contest, where he stood on the start line alongside elite athletes