JOSH LEWIS was Guernsey’s star performer as he all but secured a NatWest Island Games spot with an excellent podium finish at last weekend’s Jersey Triathlon.
In challenging conditions not ideal for quick times, Jersey’s former Ironman UK champion Dan Halksworth came out of retirement to successfully defend his title in comfortable fashion.
Another home competitor, Tom Perchard, finished second while Lewis followed him home in third to seemingly cement his spot for next year’s Games in Gotland.
Assuming that is confirmed, it will be the fifth successive Games that the 23-year-old has competed at, but his first in triathlon after 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015 were all as a swimmer. ‘I have only been back training for a few months, so I wasn’t too sure how I would do in Jersey and anything I achieved was a bonus,’ said Lewis, who is now based in the UK.
‘So to finish third in a decent time and to get inside of the Island Games qualifying time was fantastic and it gives me the chance to prepare for the next year but relaxed knowing I have got the time.’
- Full report in Wednesday’s Guernsey Press.