IRONMAN: Williams completes Hawaii challenge while Taylor shines in Duathlon event

PUBLISHED: 16:22 17 October 2017 | UPDATED: 16:22 17 October 2017

Joss Williams at the World Ironman Championships.

Joss Williams at the World Ironman Championships.


St Neots man Joss Williams finished 116th in his age group when taking part in the Ironman World Championships last weekend.

Williams competed in the M35-39 bracket in Hawaii where he negotiated a 2.4 mile swim, a 112-mile cycle and a full 26.2 mile marathon in a total time of 10 hours, 11 minutes and 49 seconds.

Six members of the St Neots-based NiceTri club took part in a European Duathlon Championship qualifier at Bedford Autodrome.

Michael Taylor was the star performer over the standard distance of a 10km run, 40km cycle and final 5km run. He finished second overall and first in his M35-39 age bracket in 1:54.51, while Kyle Chesterton was second at M30-34 level in 1:59.53.

Four other locals completed the sprint event over a 5km run, 20km cycle and 2.5km run. Karl Hiner (M50-54) finished eighth in 1;03.42, Paul Ridley (M50-54) took 114th in (1:06.10), Pat Ellerbeck (M60-64) was 118th in 1:06.41 and Phil Redden (M65-69) completed in 1:12.20 for 159th place.


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