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12:40pm Saturday 7th July 2012 in Sport
Watford Joggers were represented in the gruelling Karnten Austrian Ironman on Sunday as Victoria Sylvester took on the challenge.
The demanding course sees competitors cover four times the distance that the Olympic athletes will be undertaking in London this year, with the race ending in a full marathon.
Sylvester gave it everything and managed to complete the course in a time of 13 hours 20 minutes and 33 seconds.
Over the same weekend, James Gamble took in the significantly shorter Wormwood Scrubs Park 5k, running well to cross the line in 21.46.
The previous week saw three Joggers tackle the Munden House 10k multi terrain race, organised by St Albans-based charity Reach Out Plus.
Two loops of the Munden estate saw competitors take on a wet and muddy course featuring two large hills.
Matt Mitchell was the first Jogger home in a time of 53.35 which saw him finish 20th out of the 82 entrants.
Marcia Quinn took 46th after stopping the clock in 1.01.29 while Sarah Daniels was not far behind, taking 56th spot in 1.05.24.
Elsewhere, Kate Pickard was the star of a Joggers quartet who travelled to Woolacombe for the North Devon Marathon as she took second place in her age category.
Torrential rain the day before made for an extremely muddy course but with fine weather throughout, it was an enjoyable experience for those in action.
Barry Griffin was the first of the Joggers’ representation home in a time of 5.03.00, narrowly pipping Pickard (5.03.02) to the finish line as she took second in the F40-44.
Stuart Borril (5.35.58) and Greg Wiley (5.35.59) were split by just a second as they completed the course shortly after.
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