Mika Brown started the weekend off for us again over in sunny and warm Australia (freezing here Mika) with the 5km Spring into Summer run knocking off a massive 20 seconds on an already extremely fast run, winning the race overall in 16:32 minutes. Sublime to ridiculous! Absolutely fantastic going Mika 🙂
Back in Blighty four of our Jackpotters were out in the grey and cold conditions at Castle Coombe for the BUCS Duathlon Championships over the 2 mile run, 10 mile bike and 2 mile run course (BUCS for us older ones = British Universities + Colleges Sport). Representing their universities, our Jackpotters results figured highly as individuals. Kieran Savage who has been focussing on cycling recently pulled a rabbit out of the hat with an almighty run either side of the bike and finished 10th overall in a time of 42:57. Kieran Hill was 90th in 47:06 and Tom Linton-Neal finished 97th in a time of 47:38 (fantastic bike Kieran and Tom!). Our very own Kathryn Dickinson finished superbly well in 29th finishing in 54:03. Reads as a really exciting race. A few pictures below.
Keep safe all, keep racing 🙂
Mika Brown has come over from the UK for a stint with my squad to improve his tri performances.
Mika won the 5km Spring into Summer run yesterday overall with a 16:32min effort. A 20sec PB, breaking his best time from 4weeks ago which was also a PB.
Kieran Hill had fun in the mud yesterday at the Cirencester Off Road Duathlon over the 2 miles run, 10 mile bike 2 mile run course…and just look at the state of him! Kieran was second fastest in both runs and finished 10th overall and 7th in his age group (a large one – 17-39…might of well have been 17-100). Great going Keiran 🙂
Back up ‘norf and we head to the Leeds Abbey Dash or Abbey Splash as it was better know yesterday morning. The weather was just terrible. The rain was bouncing, the wind was howling…it was not pb weather nor conditions. But our man Rich Knell-Moore put in a sterling performance finishing the 10k in 39:15. Over 9,000 runners took to the streets to race yesterday. Hats off to you 🙂
Quick hop back over to Australia where Mika has brought in a new discipline of stair climbing up skyscrapers. The Eureka stair claim took in 1642 steps over 88 floors at the Eureka Tower in Melbourne. Sounds bonkers and brilliant all in one go!
A little cold in these waters but over in Australia the new (old?) tri season has commenced. Craig Boggon put in a blinder of a race at the Active Tri Melbourne Series in the Sprint race…175th…ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY FIFTH out of the water (sans wetsuit – whilst on his travels, Craig has no wetsuit due to the weight of them)…and borrowing an aluminium bike, Craig motored like a jet engine to 64th overall after the bike section and then finally finished 22nd overall after the run and 2nd in age group! What a race! Even Craig looks surprised from the photo below 😉