Do3 athletes defy the elements to impress - The Stratford Observer

Do3 athletes defy the elements to impress

Stratford Editorial 29th Sep, 2020   0

THORESBY Park in Nottinghamshire was the focus for Do3 athletes at the weekend as several of the county squad took part in Outlaw X.

The middle-distance triathlon was the only event of the respected Outlaw series to take place this season and consequently drew a high-profile field of professionals to compete for £15,000 in prize money.

Do3’s Stephen Bee, Sonya Chapman, Ian Dickens, Jenny Jeeves, Joe Lee and Andrew White took part in the event, which was modified at short notice due to the weather conditions.

The race was made up of a 750m open water swim, 90km bike and 21km run. Dickens completed the course in 4:51 and Lee in 5:05, while Jeeves completed her first middle-distance triathlon and was also third overall in her age group in a time of 5:26.

Joe Grainger ran his first trail race by completing the 26km Maverick Adidas Terrex X Peak District middle-distance run in a time of 2:39.

At the time of writing, Do3 was gearing up for its night swim at the club’s open water base at Compton Verney. This marks the close of the open water season.

Do3 head coach Dave Knight said: “Well done to everyone who took part in Outlaw X. The weekend’s weather took a turn, reminding us all we are about to go into winter training mode.

“The wind made the bike ride particularly harsh on the competitors but, nevertheless, they all battled on to finish and achieve great times and podium places.”

Do3 offers triathlon and swimming coaching to athletes of all levels based in central England.

Head coach Knight is one of the world’s few ‘Swim Smooth’-certified coaches, a TriSutto Certified Triathlon Coach and British Triathlon Federation Coach. For details call 07595 155304 or visit @Do3Coaching on Twitter.

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