A TRIO of Wiltshire triathletes produced strong performances at two world championship events.

Diane Hier has competed alongside the world’s best in all distances of triathlon and recently contested the 70.3 world triathlon championships in Nice, France.

Tackling a 1.9k swim, 90k bike, 21k run, Hier placed 23rd in her age category and third GB athlete.

Another world championship event took place in Lausanne, Switzerland, for the shorter distances ,where Southwick’s Robert James represented his country in the 25-29 years age group.

Competing in the sprint distance, James finished 23rd and fourth GB athlete in his age category.

Chapmanslade’s Nick Cranston was competing in his first world championship event in Switzerland and took on the Olympic distance, which consisted of 1.5k swim, 40k bike and a 10k run. He finishing 80th out of 160 athletes in his age category.

Both James and Cranston have an exciting year ahead as both qualified for the European sprint triathlon championships in Malmo, Sweden.

All three Wiltshire athletes are coached by Frome’s Paul Ryman, who also competed in the sprint distance in Switzerland where he took the world championship title for the 35-39 age group.