TRIATHLON: Great couple of weeks for Rugby

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The last two weekends has seen some fabulous racing and excellent results from a whole host of Rugby Triathlon Club members.

Awesome Racing by Rugby Tri Club!

The Duston Sprint Triathlon saw 25 Rugby Tri Club members competing – some in their very first triathlon event. At the same time the club had three members competing for Great Britain in the European Duathlon Championships in Limerick, and also members of the club ran in the fabulous London marathon. The previous weekend also saw club members competing in the Paris Marathon.

Duston Sprint Triathlon was also the first of Rugby Tri Club championship events – so the competitive spirit between club members was at it’s best! Many other club members attended to offer support and cheer on the competitors. The bright orange and blue colours of Rugby Tri Club were dominant on the day.

The event involved a 400m pool swim, 20k bike followed by 5k run.

Steve Whittington was 1st club male with Greg Ashley in 2nd and Chris Wood 3rd. Sally Baker achieved top place for the girls with Julie Cox 2nd and Christa Morris 3rd.

Steve Whittington 59:18 (1st Rugby Tri Male & 3rd place in Age category)

Greg Ashley 1:01:51 (2nd Rugby Tri Male & 2nd in age category)

Chris Wood 1:04:04 (3rd Rugby Tri Male)

Mike Smallwood 1:04:07 (1st place in age category)

Peter Bellfield 1:04:31

Mark Hazel 1:06:31

Lloyd Macinally 1:06:37

Matthew Uzzel 1:06:32

Phill Gatley 1:07:06

Sally Baker 1:07:28 (1st Rugby Tri female & 1st in age group)

Tim Randell 1:08:02

Julie Cox 1:08:37 (2nd Rugby Tri Female & 1 st in age group)

Chris Parsons 1:09:19

Derek Birch 1:10:22

Andrew Damerum 1:11:15

Adam Roueledge 1:12:47

Adrian Sarkies 1:13:14

Christa Morris 1:13:36 (3rd Rugby Tri Female)

Mike Wheeler 1:13:37

Shane Betts 1:15:10

Russel Cager 1:16:53

Carl Williams 1:17:01

Simon Rigg 1:17:09

Staci leach 1:19:02

Claire james 1:19:31

Gethin Musk 1:19:38

Kirstie Nichols 1:22:41

Beve Masterman 1:22:54

Josie Goodwin 1:23:35

Stuart Sykes 1:23:54

Naomi Leugs 1:27:42

Simon Storey 1:32:23

Kate Vanloo 1:39:50

European Duathlon Championships

Sam Anderson, Keith Edwards and Stuart Hopkins all travelled to Limerick to represent Great Britain in the European Duathlon Championships. This event involved a 10k run, 40k bike and a final 5k run all in the heart of Limerick City. The three Rugby Tri Club members made the club extremely proud with great results!

Stuart Hopkins finished 5th in his age group in a stunning 1 hour 54 mintes 51 seconds. Sam Anderson finished 9th in her age group with 2 hours 12 minutes 25 seconds & Keith Edwards was also delighted with his 6th place with a time of 2 hours 27 seconds.

London Marathon: Dave Williams achieved a Personal Best at the London marathon with 3 hours 18 mins.

Also running were Karena Clode, Jane Needham, Tracey Price

Paris Marathon: Greg Ashley also achieved a PB in the Paris Marathon last weekend – 3 hours 16 minutes.

Also running on the day were John Bryant & Julie Andrews.

Photo shows Adam Rouledge, Josie Goodwin & Claire James – 3 Tri Club members at Duston.