LOCAL athletes from the Do3 triathlon squad took advantage of the weekend’s good weather as they competed at the 2018 British Duathlon Championships, East Leake Triathlon and Battlefield Duathlon.
After weeks of postponed events, the weather finally relented and gave a window for Do3 members to put their arduous winter training into full practice and kick off the squad’s Grand Prix event schedule.
At the middle distance Battlefield Duathlon (20km run, 77km bike and 10km run) at Market Harborough, Neil Wicks clocked 4.27:38.
The British Duathlon Championships took place at Bedford Autodrome and in the standard distance event (10km run, 40km bike and 5km run) Steve Child recorded a time of 2hrs, 6mins.
The sprint distance East Leake Triathlon in Nottinghamshire featured Mel Knight and Mark Aymes. In the sprint distance competition – 400m swim, 20km bike and 5km run – Knight clocked 1.17:20 and Aymes recorded 1.17:22.
Do3 is set for its best season to date with eight local athletes achieving confirmed places in National Age Group teams. For the first time, Do3 will be running a Grand Prix of multi-sport events with the next race in the series taking place at Southam Triathlon on April 29.
Head coach Dave Knight said: “The triathlon season is getting back into swing and we’ve a team of eager athletes ready to race. Despite the weather being against us for the last few months, the squad has been training for strength and mental agility so we can secure some podium spots in 2018.”