It’s been a busy couple of weeks for Mansfield Triathlon Club, with no fewer than 25 of the club’s athletes taking part in races across the region and farther afield and with several posting notable personal achievements.
One of the highlights, was Chloe Paylor’s first in category at the Longhorn off-road 10k in the grounds of Thoresby Hall, in good conditions. In an exciting and close finish, Chloe came home in a time of 52 minutes and 37 seconds, just 16 seconds in front of the second placed runner. Also, running in the 10k were Andy Ball who finished in 56 minutes and 29 seconds, Laura Keeling who overcame injury to finish in 1 hour 7 mins 18 secs and Sarah Ball who completed in 1 hour 10 minutes and 57 seconds. In the 5k race, Harry Elliott finished in an impressive 29 minutes and 20 seconds whilst Mark Price battled injury to finish the half marathon in 1 hour 58 minutes and 19 seconds with Marie Elliott completing the same distance in 1 hour 21 minutes and 10 seconds.
In the opening event of the juniors’ racing season, the club fielded 14 athletes at the RAF Scampton duathlon. In the TriStar 1 race, consisting of a 1.2k run, 4k cycle and further 400m run, James Flint was second in age group, crossing the line in just 15 minutes and 42 seconds. In the same category were Tyler Broome (16 minutes and 10 seconds), Dillon Preece (16 minutes and 27 seconds), Alfie Brown in his first race (17 minutes and 55 seconds), Jack Sault (17 minutes and 58 seconds), Felix Wilson (19 minutes and 1 second) and Anna Woodhall (20 minutes and 13 seconds). The club entered three competitors in the TriStar 2 category, comprising a 1.6k run, 6k cycle and 600m run. First home for the club was Jack Mottram in 30 minutes and 20 seconds with Daisy Wilson (31 minutes and 49 secs) and Sophie Lagoe (34 minutes and 45 seconds) completing a strong performance for the club. Finlay Preece was first for the club in 31 minutes and 12 seconds in the TriStar 3 race (2k run, 8k cycle, 800m run). Hot on his heels were Ben Davies (33 minutes and 26 seconds), Kurtis Nogueira (35 minutes and 6 seconds) and Freya Mottram (35 minutes and 59 seconds). In the afternoon adult race, Seamus Allison completed the sprint distance event (5k run, 21k cycle and 2.5k run) in 1 hour 13 minutes and 57 seconds. Conditions were warm, dry and windy.
The Southwell sprint triathlon marks the opening round of the East Midlands Triathlon Series and the club was represented by two adult competitors. The sprint race consists of a 400m swim, 18k cycle and 5k run. Daniel Wilson completed the three stages in 1 hour and 11 minutes, with Deb Kerry achieving a 4.5 minute personal best to finish in 1 hour and 12 minutes.
Finally, completing the busy fortnight, Vitor Nogueira was one of 40,382 people who took part in the London Marathon, completing the gruelling 26.2 mile course in the very impressive time of just 3 hours 13 minutes and 16 seconds, placing him in the top 8% of runners.
Mansfield Triathlon 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 the sport is suitable for people of all ages and abilities. Visit www.mansfieldtri.com for further details.