The weather was unfortunately not that great for the Novice Aquathlon but that was more than made up for by the enthusiasm of all the new members!
There was a solid turnout of 16 people - a bit down on last year but still good given the cold, wet weather.
John Gardner won convincingly with a time of 13:42, almost 2 minutes ahead of 2nd place Jon Connolly. Celeste Renaud won the women's race in a time of 16:51, with Tiger Hills coming 2nd.
It bodes well for the season ahead that there are so many keen people already!