The Last of the Summer Tri sprint distance race was held yesterday in Holmfirth with Jonny McLean winning the race in a time of 1:17:03, a full two and a half minutes ahead of second position! The course is renowned for its steep hills on the bike and run stages though the swim is flat. Elite athlete Mark Buckingham who is from Holmfirth like Jonny, put in an appearance for the race. It appears Holmfirth has a wealth of healthy fit people.
Then down to the Royal Parks Half Marathon where China Clarke put in a storming performance in a time of 1:24:17 however China, when searching through the results, you are down as a girl not a boy. China ran for the Bone Cancer Research Trust.
Back in Yorkshire, it was the infamous Spadgers Sportive ride. Richard Knell-Moore, Matt Wilson, Dave Morley and Jenni Muston shot around the course which was thick with fog for most of the ride. There were 1400 riders registered and still more riders who could not register on the day and were warmly told to ‘get on their bikes’ and join the Sportive 🙂
Sunday 5th October saw more medals added to the Jackpot Racing family silver cupboard with Andrew Whiteley taking 3rd place at the Tri-Crazy Bedford Sprint finishing just a minute behind the winner. Andrew spread the Jackpot love to his family with all of them racing at Bedford. It was a shorter than normal swim resulting in a lung buster of a race in a very strong field and Andrew running an awesome 17:07 for the 5k!
Further north in Cheshire, Oulton Park held two qualifying events for the European Duathlon Champs 2015. Kieran Savage led the field out in the sprint distance in a lightning speed run just under 5 minute miling – too fast for a photo! Whilst Kieran describes his bike as disappointing, he still managed a huge 4th overall place and age-group win and qualification!
The standard distance followed the sprint where Jenni Muston came off the run in 1st position however dropped to 2nd on the bike (and 3rd in transition! Something to practice on Jen?). Jen finished 2nd overall and has qualified for the Europeans 2015…however nobody knows where these are yet…
Heading East to Goole, Ben Garrard finished with a tremendous overall position of 10th in a time of 58 minutes, cruising in 4 minutes behind the winning time. Awaiting full results…!