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Moss leads Do3 home at St Moritz Triathlon

Stratford Editorial 10th Aug, 2018

CORINNE Moss warmed up for this weekend’s Glasgow ETU Sprint Distance Triathlon European Championships by leading the Warwickshire Do3 triathlon squad in the St Moritz Triathlon.

Moss, from Bishops Itchington, is among six D03 athletes who have formally qualified for Glasgow as the quickest in their age group and will represent Great Britain in the race on Saturday which is part fo the multi-event championship being held in the Scottish city.

Sonya Tate, Kate Miller and Jonathan Ward will also be flying the flag for Great Britain while Seanin Gilmore will be racing for Ireland and Mel Knight for France.

But in the Swiss Alps, Moss and Jemima Cooper took podium places for Do3 at St Moritz Triathlon during its week-long training camp.

Racing at altitude, the St Moritz Triathlon was made up of a 500m lake swim, 20km mountainous bike and 7km off road run.

Moss was third in her age group and fourth overall while Cooper took gold in her category and was third woman overall amongst a highly competitive field that included Nicola Spirig, Olympic gold medallist.

Other athletes racing from the Do3 squad were Amy Hinton, Steven Hession, Paul Nash and Andrew White.

Do3 head coach, Dave Knight, said: “St Moritz is known as the home of the triathlon as it draws the very best athletes to train in the very best conditions. The squad took part in one of the most competitive fields and I’m delighted at their results.

“We’ve more to come in Glasgow and I wish everyone racing the best of luck in another tough field. This has been a standout year for Do3 and it’s down to the commitment and resilience each person has shown.”

Do3 is mentored and managed by Dave Knight, one of the UK’s leading triathlon coaches and has been recognised as Coach of the Year at Stratford District Council Sport Awards. The squad is made up of more than 200 Midlands-based athletes; from triathlon enthusiasts and age group competitors to professional athletes.

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