Behind the leaders after the swim, a strong ride saw Johan Hansselmark move in to second place behind Scottish favourite Stuart Macloud.
However the Edinburgh man could not hold off the strong running of Johan and he powered home in a record time of 11:41:30.
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Ten to three in the morning and competitors are beginning to set their bikes up at T1 ready for the third running of Celtman.
It is a ‘simple’ test of extreme physical and mental endurance that consists of :
Swim (Loch Shieldaig)Cycle (Shieldaig to Strath Carron via Gairloch) Run (Coulin Pass and Beinn Eighe) Conditions seem a little better than 2014 but a very long and tough day for all the competitors who hopefully will enjoy some of Scotland’s finest scenery. Everyone who completes Celtman is a winner it is just that someone finishes first.
Good luck today to all Celtman 2014 competitors and support crew. I hope to see you on the route throughout the day. Images should be available on line from Monday.
The Royal Navy U23 rugby team were the focus of my attention yesterday and they had an impressive strike force in their back three of captain Matt Horton @ fullback and wingers Eldon Meyer and Ben Clarke.
However I managed to grab a couple of shots from the road on my way to the game of the many Red Kites that hunt between High Wycombe and Aylesbury.
Drab light doesn’t do their plumage justice.
Even though it was quite a windy day they maintained their majestic grace in the air.
Always on the look out for movement and prey.
They were probably the best strike force on show during the day.
Having endured a couple of very wet days it was great to have some clear skies and early morning sun. I was down by the River Hamble to take a couple of shots of the Navy Referees Charity Ride for the RBL and RNRMC. Became slightly side tracked by this Little Egret also enjoying the Sunday morning rays.
Off to Spitbank Fort in the Solent today for lunch. Whilst waiting to leave noticed this fine specimen at the side of the house doing exactly the same. Have to check on my return to see who has been more successful.