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Ruth Crawford excels in first triathlon
BASINGSTOKE'S Ruth Crawford won the Female Open (under-40 category) and was also the fastest novice in her first ever triathlon based at the Northcroft Leisure Centre in Newbury.
The event included a 300 metres swim, 22k bike ride and 5k run and the 37-year-old finished second overall in a time of 1:10.28, just seven seconds behind Kim Shaw of Team Cherwell from Banbury.
Shaw won the Supervets (Over-50s) category and also went onto represent Great Britain in her age group at the ITU World Triathlon Series in Hyde Park.
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