Paul wins, Jonathan 2nd, Mini-Series finishes.

Jonathan Oakey competed at Box End near Bedford and came a gallant 2ndoverall.
Jonathan was 4th in this event last year, and went 2 places better this

2. Jonathan Oakey 10:56 33:45 20:48 = 65:29 AG 1st.

Jon had the fastest swim to put him in a great position, with many of
his competitor's a few minutes down. He then had the 5th fastest bike
and 2nd fastest run. He was leading until the second half of the run,
where he was caught, and held on to 2nd place overall, just 24 seconds
down, and with a large margin of nearly 4 minutes on the 3rd placed


Mark Bedford competed in the Ironman triathlon at Bolton. This is
Mark's 3rd year in triathlon and he has been building up to the full
Ironman distance, which he completed on Sunday.

swim 2.4 miles in the lake.
bike 112 miles - 2 laps on an undulating course with a big hill up
Sheep House Lane to be tackled twice.
run 26.2 miles.

903. Mark Bedford 1:47:04 7:42:43 4:21:08 = 13:50:55 AG

Sue Davys and Antony Brown will be competing in Ironman Zurich in 2
weekends time.

Meanwhile, Ali Brightey completed the Long Course Weekend Marathon, in
Tenby, Wales in 3:33:01 for 64th place overall.


PACTRAC held the last Mini-Series of the season at Oundle on Wednesday;
with Jonathan Oakey recording his 2nd win from 2 appearances. Giles
Cooper, racing in his first Mini-Series for 3-years recorded one of
just 3 PB's on the night. He just caught newcomer Dan Wilson on the
line to take 2nd place overall. 26 competitor's enjoyed this final race
which preceded the end-of-season buffet.

Jonathan Arnold had a great swim, but couldn't shake off the determined
Jonathan Oakey as the pair came out of the water in 4:24 and 4:27
respectively. Simon Guerin was the next out 1-minute later, followed a
short distance behind by Susie Freeman and Simon Pauffley. Newcomer
Jonny Hindes was the first of 5 swimmers in a row over 90 seconds
behind the two leaders.

Jonny moved into the lead on the bike, just catching Jonathan and
pulling an 18-second lead out of him. Darren Kelly and Dan Wilson were
next into T2 30-seconds behind Dan, with Giles Cooper next in, another
30-seconds down.

Scott Lloyd had the fastest run of the day to move up into 6th place
overall. Jonathan had the 2nd fastest run and moved into the lead, just
before going out of Oundle on the way out. Giles had a fast run to move
up the field and he won the sprint finish for 2nd by a small margin
from Dan, with Jonny holding onto 4th place and Darren 5th.

Steve Hope takes the overall series Trophy for the first time in it's
31-year history. (Simon Hoppe has won the Trophy 8 times, followed by
Dave Allsop and Paul Vernon with 3 apiece).

results are on


Amy Hayes has spent a large part of the last 12 months training for the
Chanel Swim. Amy is down as the 3rd swimmer to go, from Dover to France
this week. Swimmer number one has gone, and Amy is currently down in
Dover, waiting for number two to go.

Current updates:

Sunday 16th July:

"It's looking like Tuesday. The Peruvian two-man relay escorted by
Viking Princess landed just a bit ago, after about 17 hours of
swimming. I am not sure of the official time. But the crew will not be
back to Dover until Midnight, and not likely ready to support swimmer
#2 tomorrow. Plus, the weather is not looking great tomorrow. So, we
are taking it day by day. Swimmer two will go Tuesday at the earliest,
so now I'm looking at Wednesday, Thursday or Friday."

Wednesday 19th July:

"The cross current winds in the channel this week are making the
conditions too messy for pilots to want to take swimmers out. It's been
beautiful and sunny, but the wind and water are just not cooperating.
The best case scenario at this point is if the seas calm today, swimmer
2 will go tomorrow, and I will go Friday.
If that doesn't happen...I have no clue what happens next."


Paul Vernon won the Royal British Legion RAF Sprint Series triathlon at
RAF Cranwell, by 2 minutes.

swim 400 metres. Paul was 38th after the swim.
bike 12.5 miles. He had the 2nd fastest bike split and moved up into
first place overall.
run 3 miles. Paul had the fastest run split and pulled away to win by 2-

1. Paul Vernon 8:39 37:06 17:35 = 63:20


Ros Goatly won her Age Group at the Market Bosworth Sprint Triathlon.

swim 750m in the boating lake.
bike 13 miles on fast, flat country roads.
run 3 miles around the lake.

41. Ros Goatly 15:52 49:16 22:34 = 87:42. 4th lady and 1st
in Age Group.


3 PACTRACers took part in the Pitsford Triathlon at the Northampton
Sailing Club at Pitsford Reservoir. Rob Hammond led the trio and won
his Age Group, coming home 7th overall.

swim 1500 metres - open water.

bike 25 miles on country roads.

run 6.25 miles around the lake trails.

7. Rob Hammond 25:00 70:32 45:07 = 2:20:39 AG 1st.
26. Wayne Stainsby 26:39 74:11 48:30 = 2:29:20 AG 7.
27. Chris Brennan 30:01 72:26 47:08 = 2:29:35 AG 5.