Bronze for Sam over Olympic distance

Sam Anderson'Rugby Triathlon Club and Team Jewson MI Racing'June 9 2011
Sam Anderson'Rugby Triathlon Club and Team Jewson MI Racing'June 9 2011

TEAM Jewson MI Racing’s Samantha Anderson returned from training in the French Alps, with members of the Rugby Triathlon club and team mate Greg Ashley, to clinch 3rd position and bronze medal in her first attempt at the Olympic distance triathlon at Rother Valley in Yorkshire.

The British International was very pleased with her performance, and will continue to up her training towards the European Championships later in the season.

Team boss and coach Mick Ives said: “Sam has clearly come a long way in the sport in the past 12 months, but she needs to concentrate more on her cycling discipline, which has had to take a back seat to swimming and running in recent weeks.

“There is a lot more improvement to come, before her next big test, and I have sorted out some tough cycling events for her to compete in which should assist her.

“It is Samantha’s first season with MI Racing and as Team Director I am very pleased with her contribution to the team.”

n In the Derby Mercury Road Race for 2nd/3rd/and 4th Cat riders, in Derbyshire, Rugby’s Ryan Ballard, capitalised on his exceptional hill climbing talents to win the King of the Mountains award, taking most points on the selected hills, following a 45 mile breakaway for most of the event.

Rugby RCC

On Saturday Mike Bloom rode the Hitchin Nomads 25 mile time trial on the F1/ 25 course at Tempsford on the A1 there was a strong head wind on part of the course but despite this Mike did 1-13.25.

n On Sunday two riders from Rugby Rcc rode the National 25 Championship Time Trial near Holdsworthy in Devon Tim Hastie did 1-03.12 for 68th place and Russell Morris did 1-06.50 for 92nd place there were a total of 122 finishers. Well done Lads.

n John Dixson, of Team Echelon Rotor, rode the NDCA 20-mile time trial at Old Northants, clocking 56-13 for second in the over 70s section.