IT was another successful weekend for Black Country Triathletes who were competing across the country in various races at various distances.

Rob Kennard travelled to the Lake District on Saturday to compete in the Ambleside Duathlon Standard Race which consisted of a 6km run, 42km bike and a 3km run. Kennard came home in second place overall and first in the MV50 category.

On Sunday, Gary Hickman went south to compete in his first Olympic distance race at Eton Dorney. He came home in a fantastic time of 2.32.45 and first in his age group, the male supervets, following a 1.5km swim, 38.4km bike and a 10km run.

Karen Richards stayed closer to home and raced the City of Birmingham Sprint Triathlon at Sutton Park, finishing in 1.28.24, 12th overall and taking first in her age group, following a 750m open water swim, 20k cycle and a 5k run.

Sunday also saw the Ironman Bolton race and BCT athlete Richard Hancher travelled north to take on the 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and the 26.2 mile run through the incredible Lancashire scenery and a finish line in the heart of historic Bolton.

He finished in a great time of 12.37.41 with a 1.14.35 swim, 6.48.37 bike and a 4.03.59 run.