SALISBURY Tri Club members have had a busy end to the season, writes JEN WITT.

Hani Milstein won the ladies’ race in the New Forest Sprint Triathlon with a great time on this unusual course. She completed the lake swim in 14:40, 33 km bike in 1:01 and the 5k run in 24:04. Milstein finished first female in 1:42, and third overall.

Dave Hartley finished his triathlon season on great form, placing fifth overall and first in age group at the New Forest Olympic distance triathlon.

He was very pleased to cross the line in 2:04, a cracking time for this popular race.

Phil Beaven and Geordie Gray gave it their all at the West Bay Olympic distance triathlon.

The choppy 1,500m sea swim was followed by tough 48k cycle and hilly 8k run.

Leaving it all out there on a challenging course Beaven came home in 3:14 and Gray in 3:25.

Salisbury Tri Club’s Alan Bayliss was on the Cote d’Azur in France last weekend, competing in the Ironman 70.3 World Championship against 5,500 other athletes who had qualified at the top of their age groups in 112 races across the world.

After the ladies race on Saturday where the temperature of the Mediterranean Sea was right on the limit for wetsuits, the water had had warmed up for the men, making it a non wetsuit swim.

Bayliss completed the 1.9km swim in 37:18 before setting off on the challenging 90km bike leg, which included the Col de Vence, a 9.3km climb at an average gradient of six per cent, followed by a fast, technical descent including many speed humps and hairpin corners.

After covering the bike course in a time of 3:07:34, he set out on the flat half marathon along Promenade des Anglais.

He finished strong, covering the 21.1km run course in 1:35:02 with a final time of 5:27:28 for the 113km (70.3 mile) half Ironman distance.