The SW Triathlon Series 2nd race took place in Gloucester. The 300m swim, 6k bike and 2.4k run was held in waves and saw the race favourites in different heats. The race leaders were evenly matched on both swim and transition with Cook producing the fastest bike section though was unlucky to be caught on the run time taking 2nd place just 5 seconds behind the winner.
South West Duathlon Champion Charlie Cook continued his rich vein of form at the weekend. The Crispin School's athlete as ranked 15th in the country going into Pentathlon GB Schools Modern Biathlon at The Crystal Palace National Stadium and knew he would need to be at his best to hold or better this position.
The South West Regional Triathlon Series kicked off on Saturday with the Bath Duathlon at Odd Down race track. Heavy mist made spectating difficult and on the course, blustery winds and a wet surface, made it even worse for the athletes.
Street's Charlie Cook, who is sponsored by local charity TS5C, competed in the TRISTAR 3 category and posted the quickest time in the 1500m grass run ahead of the first shoe change.
"I have been training hard and my 2017 goals are to improve all my personal best times and previous rankings within the SW and Nationally. Recently I have been selected for the Avon and Somerset cross-country team to compete in the UK Counties Championships at Loughborough in March. Earlier this month I competed for Somerset Schools' Team at the South West Schools' Championships in Truro.
Crispin School's Charlie Cook narrowly missed out on a highly contested podium finish at the National Schools' Biathlon qualifier for the South West at Millfield on Sunday despite setting pbs in both the run and the swim.
Cook, who is supported by TS5C, completed the mile run in a time of 5min 14 secs putting him in 5th place going in to the swim. Cook's 100m swim placed him 3rd in that discipline with an overall points total of 2396 with just 4 points or 0.2 seconds behind the 3rd placed athlete.
Cook was part of the Dorset Pentathlete squad who won the Team Gold with sights now set on the National competition in November in Solihull.