Matt, 31, an environmental intern with Intrinsic Facilities Engineering (IFE) completed the sprint triathlon at Dorney Lake in 01:05:39, narrowly missing the top spot by 7 seconds.
His Intrinsic teammates Chris Roberts, Ben Ferguson and Ben Richards put in solid individual performances despite temperatures which topped 30 degrees.
“We’re a goal-driven and competitive firm and take our triathlon equally seriously,” explained IFE Managing Director Chris Roberts. “Business has been buoyant but demanding in the run-up to this year’s event so serious training has taken a back seat. Nevertheless, we pulled together as a team on the day and are thrilled with Matt’s podium success and our combined efforts.”
As temperatures rose, Matt led his wave from the gun to tape with a strong swim, solid bike and a run that started to show pre-injury form. But his misjudged flying mount in the bike transition cost him the top spot on the podium. Earlier in the day his colleague Ben Richards enjoyed an equally strong performance sneaking into the top 25 finishers and top 5 in category.
“Yet again, JLL Property Triathlon delivered an incredible day of racing with the sector coming together to raise over £230k for Crisis UK”, reflected Matt. “I was gutted to miss out on the overall win but it’s tangibly close and we’ll certainly be returning next year.”
Next up Team Intrinsic heads for the Croyde Ocean Triathlon on 14th July where Matt hopes to improve on his 2nd place finish in 2018 and 2017 over the savage Olympic distance course.
- Team Intrinsic represents the combined interests of Intrinsic Facilities Engineering Ltd and Intrinsic Facilities Management Ltd
- JLL Property Triathlon 2019 – Individual Triathlon course details
- Swim (0.75km) An open water swim in Eton Dorney rowing lake
- Bike (21.2km) Four laps of flat tarmac circuit around the lake
- Run (5km) Two laps along the rowing lake on tarmac paths
Team Intrinsic Race Statistics – JLL Property Triathlon, 28th June 2019
Matt Cox (30-34 age group) – 01:05:39 (O/Pos 2/955, Men 2/751, Cat Pos 1/128)
Swim 00:11:19 ; T1 00:01:46 ; Cycle 00:32:43 ; T2 00:01:30 ; Run 00:18:23
Ben Richards (40-44 age group) – 01:11:24 (O/Pos 25/955, Men 25/751, Cat Pos 5/99)
Swim 00:13:12 ; T1 00:01:47 ; Cycle 00:34:45 ; T2 00:01:16 ; Run 00:20:25
Chris Roberts (50-54 age group) – 01:24:08 (O/Pos 275/955, Men 259/751, Cat Pos 24/68)
Swim 00:15:41 ; T1 00:01:54 ; Cycle 00:39:59 ; T2 00:02:06 ; Run 00:24:30
Ben Ferguson (40-44 age group) – 01:33:53 (O/Pos 599/955, Men 527/751, Cat Pos 79/99)
Swim 00:18:01 ; T1 00:o2:24 ; Cycle 00:44:38 ; T2 00:01:37 ; Run 00:27:15