Following up previous successes, Mansfield Triathlon Club members continued the club’s fine form of late with three podium places, international representation and notable personal achievements.
It was the turn of the club’s long-distance athletes to impress. In the demanding Outlaw Half triathlon (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and 13.1 mile run) Hannah Shooter took first in category in the blistering time of four hours 59 minutes and 24 seconds with the help of an astonishingly quick transition performance. Also racing hard were long distance specialists Matthew Elliott, who put in a strong ride to finish in 5 hours 30 minutes and 22 seconds for a six-minute personal best, and Andy Ball, who beat his target time to break the tape in just 6 hours 22 minutes and 28 seconds.
Representing Ireland in the European long-distance duathlon championships, was club member Seamus Allison.
Located in St Wendel, Germany, the race was over a very hilly 10km run, 60km bike and final 10km run. Seamus completed the event in 4 hours 16 minutes and 42 seconds to place 11th in category in Europe. In his warm up race at Naseby he finished the 20km run, 80km bike and 10km run in 5 hours 31 minutes and 58 seconds for first in category.
Club junior Tyler Broome showed great promise to take second in the TS1 category at the Duston junior triathlon in 10 minutes and 38 seconds with team mate James Flint close on his heals in just 11 minutes and 47 seconds. In the girls’ TS3 event Emily Alcock showed good form to finish in 20 minutes and 9 seconds with a strong bike performance.
Completing the club’s personal achievements were Laura Keeling who finished the Skegness sprint triathlon (400m swim, 18km bike and 5km run) in 1 hour 30 minutes and 13 seconds and Chris Shooter who completed the Nottingham sprint triathlon (750m swim, 20km bike and 5km run) in 1 hour 11 minutes and 46 seconds.
Mansfield Tri Club is a double Club Mark club with over 100 active members regularly participating in triathlons, duathlons, cycle time trials, swimming races and running events throughout the country.
The club welcomes new members and due to the many age categories in which triathletes compete, the sport, one of the fastest growing in the UK, is suitable for people of all ages and abilities. Visit www.mansfieldtri.com for further details.