Do3 athletes rise to the challenge - The Stratford Observer

Do3 athletes rise to the challenge

Stratford Editorial 23rd Jul, 2019 Updated: 23rd Jul, 2019   0

ATHLETES from Warwickshire triathlon squad Do3 stepped up their game as they took their race distances to the next level over the weekend.

Kimberley Lee took on her first middle distance triathlon which was made up of a 1.9km swim, 90km bike and 21km run. Competing in the Immortal Half Farmoor in Oxford, she finished the race in 6:35:18 and was fourth in her age group.

Andrew Mcleish was in Switzerland and completed his first Ironman event – a long-distance endurance race made up of a 3.8km swim, 180km bike and 40km run. He finished the event to earn the title ‘Ironman’ in 14:34:09.

Carl James raced the standard distance Blithfield Triathlon and was eighth in his age group. He posted a 27-minute swim over 1.5km, 1:11 bike over 40km and 47-minute 10km run.

Swimming was also on the cards when a dozen of the squad took part in the Shakespeare Swim – a 2.5km open water event in the River Avon.

On the south coast, Anita Howe was the first woman finisher at Swim The Bay – a 1.2-mile sea swim in Weymouth Bay.

Do3 head coach Dave Knight said: “Congratulations to Kim and to Andrew who ramped up their distances and completed major endurance races.

“Their hard work and significant training has clearly paid dividends and I’m delighted they’ve achieved their goals.

“Closer to home, the Shakespeare Swim is always a highlight in the Do3 calendar with more and more of the squad taking part in this local event. The squad all posted brilliant times, largely thanks to our sponsors Everyone Active who we hold regular swim squad sessions with and to Yonda for fantastic wetsuits.”

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