GREAT Britain age-group triathlete Stuart Fraser recorded the fastest time at The Oratory School’s first-ever aquathlon on Sunday.

Around 20 participants swam 200m – eight lengths of the pool – before completing a 2.4km run around the school grounds, including the testing uphill front drive shortly before the finish line.

And on a glorious afternoon, it was 39-year-old Fraser who finished in an impressive 11min 54secs.

Speaking after the event, he told the Chronicle: “It was good fun. I train in the pool and saw it advertised, and as I can walk to the event I thought it would be rude not to enter it.

“I was reasonably pleased with my time, I wanted to get around 12 minutes. The course was uphill and downhill, off-road.

"Coming up the front drive was fun, having done Ironman Wales earlier in the year that definitely taught me how to run up hills.”

He concluded: “It was a really well-run event and I’d urge more people to take part next time.”

Peppard resident Josh Perkins, 18, finished third and said: “This was my first time doing one of these and it was great.

“It was quite tiring, especially coming up the front drive, but I’m happy with my time and I’m looking forward to doing it again.”

The course was marshalled by Goring Heath Scouts and Oratory sports centre manager Phil Duncan said: “It was very kind of them to help out and it made the event run smoothly. They were a pleasure to have around.

“We were very lucky with the weather and it was nice that we got a few extra people turn up on the day to take part.

“I’m pleased with how it went and hopefully our next one will attract more people.”

The Oratory plans to hold another aquathlon – with different distances – on Sunday, December 10.