ATHLETES from the Midlands-based Do3 triathlon squad flexed their winter training muscles with a series of wins and top ten places over the weekend.
Racing across central England, Do3’s Solihull contingent joined up with Stratford athletes to take part in triathlon, duathlon and half marathon races as part of their build-up to a busy summer race schedule.
At the Halesowen Sprint Triathlon, Seanin McPherson from Stow-on-the-Wold took first place for the women with a time of 1.16:32.
Tasha Chandler and Warwick resident Mel Knight finished in the top ten for females, with Coventry’s Guy Bicknell completing the 400m swim, 20km bike and 5km run in 1.09:38 for an overall seventh place.
He was followed 2:08 minutes later by fellow squad member Mark Woo and John Wrottesley who was placed 15th overall. Mark Amyes from Solihull completed the Sprint tri in 1.21:18, with Andrew White making up the eight-strong Do3 competitors.
Stratford resident Eloise Du Luart was the first woman and third overall at the Hereford Duathlon – a 2.4m run, 17m bike and 2.2m run – completing the race in 1.18:29.
At the Rutland Spring Half Marathon, Mike Willers produced a personal best half marathon in readiness for the first of his 2018 Ironman competitions.
Representing Do3 at Warwick Half Marathon were Steven Hession, John Taplin, Peter Wharton and Stratford local Mike Davis who competes in Ironman Lanzarote at the end of May.
Do3 head coach Dave Knight said: “It’s great to see the Solihull and Stratford-based athletes join, support each other and of course win some podium places.
“The squad’s hard winter graft is paying off as these results confirm. Add our new kit to the strength, discipline and competency the squad is showing and I couldn’t be any prouder.”