In early July, Carol Beaver is a seasoned Triathlon athlete and Julie Gregory, who completed her first triathlon. Though 4 events of varying distances were on offer, both competed in the Big Squirrel Tavistock Triathlon. This amazing duo had to complete a 400 m swim, followed by an 18K bike ride and to finish the event a 5.4k run. With the swim taking place in Mount Kelly's amazing Olympic Legacy Pool. Then athletes transition to the bike element of the route. Starting on Parkwood road, which runs parallel to the River Tavy, athletes continue along the A386 until they reach Mary Tavy. From here, athletes cut across the Dartmoor National Park to North Brenton, where athletes turn again on to the main road and continue back into Tavistock. With not a moment to lose the athletes start their run, along Old Exeter Street, across the Tavistock Viaduct and along Viaduct walk, once the athletes reach the 2 mile mark, then they turn around and return along the same route that they had come, before finishing the race and taking a well earned rest.
Carol completed the triathlon in 1:59:14, finishing 5th in her age group.
Julie finished 2:38:15, coming 6th in her age group, an epic achievement for her first triathlon.