Three British International School, Phuket (BISP) triathletes finished in the top 10 of the Laguna Phuket 25 for 25 Sprint Triathlon on Sunday 24 November.
Oliver Trott took top honours in the Open Men’s section, winning the race in 1:02:32. Hugo Matsui came 5th and Jack Heneberry, 10th. BISP’s Strength and Conditioning coach, Brian Ross, finished strongly in 7th place.
The race consisted of a 0.5Km swim, 18.5Km bike, and 6Km run. The field included 178 men and 81 women and was staged on the same day as the longer Laguna Phuket Triathlon signature race.
BISP Triathlon Academy head coach, Zane Castro, was at the start line with the boys as they plunged into the lagoon for the swim leg, and as they ran through the tape an hour later.
“This event is a good challenge for our age-eligible athletes because the distances are not typical of sprint triathlons.
“The boys all did incredibly well. Hugo raced remarkebly considering he had played in the Soccer 7s on Friday and Saturday. Jack is nearing the end of his season, so technically has already peaked, but he was in great form. Unfortuately he made a wrong turn in the bike route, which ultimately took him out of contention, but had the second fastest run time of the day.
“Oliver was in control after being in position coming off the bike. He was determined to repeat last year’s win, but also show improvements, which he did,” Coach Zane said.
Congratulations to all BISP staff and parents who took part in LPT events on Sunday.
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