TRIATHLON: Great week ahead for triathletes

Rugby Triathlon Club
Rugby Triathlon Club

Good results from opening day at Duston

The triathlon season started with a flourish, the first event in the Midlands was held over at Duston Nr Northampton, the Duston Sprint Triathlon is the traditional season opener and attracted a large contingent of Rugby Tri Club members.

Pam Batchelor showed a winter of hard training had paid of with a fantastic five-minute PB, Pam covered the 400m swim, tough 20km bike and 5km run in a best ever performance of 1-19.51, a great performance which bodes well for the rest of the season.

Tom Greeves put in another solid race to come 4th overall and win the 25-29 age group with a time of 57-18.

Other times.

Anthony Smith 1-02 mins; Ian Moser 1-09; Roy Broomhead 1-13; Stuart Craig 1-14; Edward Slater 1-15; Ian Payne 1-16; Bev Masterman 1-20; Luke Burndred 1-20; Stephen Brooks 1-21; Chris Mitchell 1-23; Hannah Cooper 1-24; Emily Cooper 1-28; Sam Towers 1-29; Neil Bird 1-30.

Other club members travelled to Leamington for the Regency 10km running race. Top of the club rankings was Elliot Parsons with a stunning 39 mins 45 secs.

Other times: Guy Sanders 42.34; Derek Hoyle 43.14; Derek Birch 45.59; Sharon McGowan 46.27; Simon Maddox 53.19; Lorraine Hoare 1-00.

Neil Tooby travelled to Southwell for the Southwell Sprint Triathlon and recorded a PB of 1-17, while Jack De Bokx, travelled to Manchester with Mark Slater for the Manchester Marathon, Jack recording a PB of 3hrs 6mins and Mark also recording a PB of 3-33.

It was a great weekend of racing, and this week looks even better with members running in the London Marathon and Ali Moult travelling to Spain to compete in her first ever Duathlon European champs.

Phil Scott, Pete Wright and Greg Ashley travel to Lanzarote for the Volcano Triathlon and a weeks training before tapering for Lanzarote Ironman, the toughest on the planet.