STATHERN DUATHLON: Matt Hallam provided another win this weekend coming 1st overall at the Stathern Duathlon. Having travelled to Leicestershire for Mother’s Day, Matt put in the speediest of times over the 5k/18k/5k course with an overall time of 1:06:54 to get back in time for Sunday Lunch. Congratulations Matt!
Then over to the west of the Pennines at OULTON PARK for the SPRING DUATHLON. Craig Boggon entered on the day and came home in an overall glorious 8th position and another 1st in his age category win! Francis Riley also flew the Jackpot flag testing out his foot after an injury in readiness for the season ahead. Great going both!
Then to the UK Fire Fighters 2Up Duathlon in BOLTON. Tom Van Rossum and Kieran Savage came home with a podium taking bronze! Tom comments: it was a hilly course – two x 5.8km off road trail runs (basically a fell run up for 4 km and a short descent!) and a 38km bike leg taking in the unrelenting hills of the Ironman UK bike route. Kieran was under strict orders not to drop me on the hills (which happened frequently!) (hope I am allowed to put that in Tom!) and we were consistently quick on the run and bike. Even on our road bikes we took delight in zipping past the guys ahead of us on full TT rigs and discs! Being wave starts it was hard to know our position on the road but raced hard to the line and happy to take 3rd place.
China Clarke also participated in the 2Up borrowing a Yorkshire athlete, John-Paul Bedarnek (thank you JP!). Awaiting results however we never have to wait long for a photo 🙂