22nd Oct, 2019

Moss bags British champion title

Liam Moakes 19th Aug, 2019

THE TRIATHLON scene had a new Great Britain champion at the weekend when Corinne Moss of Warwickshire Do3’s squad won at the 2019 British Age Group Championships.

The GB final, held at Aberfeldy Triathlon in Perthshire, was raced over a 1.9km swim in Loch Tay, 90km bike through the Highlands and a 21km run in the grounds of Taymouth Castle.

Moss, who also coaches Do3, completed the swim in 31:56, bike in 2:43:44 and run in 1:47:02 to become the GB age group champion at middle distance. She was 24 minutes ahead of the silver medallist.

Further afield and stepping up the distance, several of the squad competed in Ironman competitions. The long course races were made up of a 3.8km swim, 180km bike and 40km run.

James Hodges, Naomi Robb and Michal Bartosik competed in soaking conditions in Copenhagen and all earned the title Ironman with times of 11:42:43, 11:49:43 and 10:40:15 respectively.

The weather in Sweden was equally wet but despite this Victoria Jeffs and Stuart Pryor completed Ironman Kalmar in times of 15:24:45 and 13:16:36.

Closer to home, Alison Robbins took part in the Bredon’s Hardwick Open Water Sprint Triathlon – an event made up of 750m swim, 20km bike and 5km run. She completed the race in 1:29:24 and was third in her age group and one of the top 20 women competitors.

The squad also took part in other events including COGS Cycle Sportive in which Marc Bozdogan, Mike Davis, Steven Hession and Toni Senior raced the 100km course. They finished seventh to tenth respectively and Senior was first woman.

Do3 head coach Dave Knight said: “This was another landmark weekend for the squad as we took more podiums, broke more personal barriers and marked our place at one of British Triathlon’s major events.

“I’m delighted for Corinne (Moss) as she works tirelessly to be at the pinnacle of her abilities while also bringing up a family. Hard work and commitment pay off as all of these results highlight.”

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