Olympic medallist Vicky Holland, just a week after her latest ITU World Triathlon Series victory in Canada, got the Blue & Gold off to a solid start as she clocked 17:53 for the opening leg of the 300m swim, 5.6km bike ride and 1.4km run.
University of Bath Mechanical Engineering student Alex Chantler-Mayne kept Team Bath in the medal hunt with a time of 17:04 for the second leg before 2016 European Champion India Lee – who is competing at Glasgow 2018 next weekend – closed the gap on third-placed Australia with an 18:11 leg.
Will Crudgington matched team-mate Chantler-Mayne’s time almost identically, crossing the line just one second slower, as Team Bath finished sixth out of a 15-strong field in a combined time of 1:10:29. Team Leeds 1 successfully defended their title in a time of 1:08:29.
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Triathletes at the University of Bath train in the Olympic-sized London 2012 Legacy Pool, on the indoor and outdoor athletics tracks and in the high-performance gym. Click here for more information.