Chichester Westgate Triathlon Club had five teams in this year’s sprint relay event, considered a fun event to round off the triathlon season.
In total 132 teams took part at Southwater, with each comprising three participants – one of whom did a 400m lake swim, one an 18.5k cycle and the other a 3.8k run.
Chichester’s teams were named CWTC Snickers, CWTC Twix, CWTC Curly Wurly, CWTC Toblerone and CWTC Dead Slow & Stop. Curly Wurly had a team member drop out at the last minute but Adam McCulloch, already doing leg one for Twix, volunteered to do their third leg.
Steve Winter and Gareth Dridge managed to lose a shoe each between the bike ride and the run.
The rain held off right until the final competitor crossed the line.
Chichester results: Twix (Adam McCulloch, Levi Mainwaring, David Summerfield 2hrs 59min 47sec); Snickers (Steve Winter, Gareth Dridge, Graham Dance) 3.01.03; Toblerone (Del Morton, Mark Mills, Paul Reynolds) 3.27.20; Curly Wurly (Jo Donlan, Nicky McCulloch, Adam McCulloch 3.31.10; Dead Slow & Stop (John Taylor, Daniel Van Dyne, Becci Taylor 4.12.36).