23 September 2012
Dobie brothers triathlon
Tim, as anticipated, was ahead at the end of the swim, but Laurence caught up with him towards the end of the second of the 2 cycle laps. Laurence maintained his lead during the 4 running laps, but the two brothers finished within ten minutes of each other - Laurence in 2 hours 43 minutes, Tim in 2 hours 52 minutes. An absolutely sterling performance by both, which was much appreciated by their group of supporters, who managed to be at most of the correct places at the right times!
Two new Pageant banners had their debut and made it easy for our tri-athletes to spot their supporters along the route - they even managed a wave or two during the cycling and a couple of high fives during the running....
All in all, it was a great afternoon and Virgin are to be congratulated for their organisation, which triumphed over the weather.
I have added some photos to try to give a flavour of the whole thing, but really one had to be there to appreciate Tim's and Laurence's achievement.