TRIATHLON: Great Britain selection for bride and groom to be

Claire Kelly, will be representing Great Britain in Spain

Claire Kelly, will be representing Great Britain in Spain

Great turnout for Coventry Half Marathon - club results

With the 2016 triathlon season approaching fast, Rugby Triathlon Club members are keen to see how their winter training has progressed.

Andrew Boon, qualified for the European Duathlon Championships

Andrew Boon, qualified for the European Duathlon Championships

Top of the pile were Claire Kelly and Craig Walker, due to get married in less than two weeks, when most couple would be preparing for the wedding, Claire and Craig travelled to Oulton park for the Oulton park sprint duathlon. A 5km run, 20km cycle around the famous motor racing circuit and finishing with another 5km run, they both exceeded expectations and both finished in the top 10 of their age group, which meant they both qualified to represent Great Britain at the European Duathlon championships in Spain. Also racing and qualifying was Andrew Boon showing that a hard winter’s training had paid off.

Tony Johnson, Ali Moult and Kevin Sexton travelled to Rutland Water for the Dambuster Duathlon. A tough cold morning greeted them for this 10km run, 40km bike and 5km run event. Tony Johnson 2hrs 33mins, Kevin Sexton 2hrs 23mins both won their age groups, Ali Moult came home in a superb 2hrs 16mins for 3rd overall in the ladies’ event and an age group win.

Some people decided it was too early to cycle hard and decided to get the heart and lungs working hard with some good running performances.

Derek Birch visited Milton Keynes for the half marathon and recorded a season’s best 1.38. Alison Morris also raced and recorded a fabulous 1.51.

Hywel Davies, in a period of hard training, competed in the 20-mile option and recorded 2hrs 30mins, good enough for 162nd.

The previous week plenty of members flocked to Coventry for the Coventry Half marathon, a great turnout from the club. First club member home was Hywel Davies, his time good enough for 11th place overall. This was a great result, especially as Hywel is presently training hard for the London Marathon. There were plenty of PBs from club members, a great day out.

Coventry Half Marathon results: Hywel Davies 01:14:23 M40 1; Peter Belfield 01:17:47 MSEN 21; Keith Edwards 01:24:30 M50 5; Daniel Williams 01:25:04 MSEN 83; Sally Baker 01:26:40 F45 4; Adrian Sarkies 01:27:09 MSEN 121; Tamara Hardman 01:27:20 F45 5; Gregory Ashley 01:28:40 M45 21; Guy Sanders 01:29:03 MSEN 155; Graeme Lloyd 01:29:46 M40 40; Julian Rathbone 01:31:02 M40 49; Roy Broomhead 01:31:53 M40 55; Victoria Nealon 01:33:24 FSEN 17; Phil Gatley 01:34:47 M55 6; Ross Wearing 01:35:50 M45 60; Mark Neale 01:38:24 M50 48; Phil Scott 01:39:46 M45 86; Adam Rouledge 01:39:51 M40 131; Stuart Craig 01:40:06 MSEN 421; Derek Birch 01:40:06 M45 88; Kevin Dick 01:40:12 MSEN 424; Sean Newman 01:40:32 M45 94; Jason Cocking 01:43:27 M45 113; Alison Rose-Quirie 01:43:32 F55 2; Emma Richards 01:43:55 F40 20; Claire Hough 01:44:38 F35 25; Russ Cager 01:44:52 M45 124; Jane Sheridan 01:45:17 FSEN 68; Carl Williams 01:48:53 M40 234; David Phillips 01:49:52 M40 243; Damon Street 01:54:30 M40 283; Nichola Smith 01:56:22 FSEN 171; Samantha Watkins 02:13:04 F45 119.