Kings Lynn Triathlon Club member Marcus Hawkins finished in an impressive fourth place in a field of 123 at the Thetford Mud & Mayhem off-road duathlon at the weekend. In conditions that lived up to the competition’s name Marcus ran 5k, biked 18k and finished with another 5k run in a total time of 1hr 30mins. This was a PB for Marcus who took over 5 minutes off his previous best at the Thetford Mud & Mayhem duathlon and shows the hard work he’s put in over the Winter months is paying off. Marcus, 39 from Snettisham, is the second member of King’s Lynn Triathlon Club to enjoy competition success recently. Jack Gover secured a place at the 2013 European Duathlon Championships in April after finishing fourth in age group placings at a recent qualifying event.
It’s nearly that time of year when we all head out into local lakes and rivers and start open water training. At the moment the water is a little cold, but we should head out soon. We will be posting details of our open water swimming sessions in the next few weeks. You can keep up to date with the information by viewing this page: http://www.kingslynntriathlonclub.co.uk/club-training/swim-coaching/open-water-swimming/ This will also allow you to signup to our newsletter where you can be the first to hear about our swimming sessions when they are announced.
Newly-launched Kings Lynn Triathlon Club already has its first member competing for Great Britain. Jack Gover, 20, completed the 2013 European Duathlon Championship Qualifiers event in Althorp on 2 March. Jack finished the sprint event comprising a 5k run, 20k bike and 5k run in a total time of 1hr 16mins. He finished fourth in the GB age group placings securing him a chance to compete in the European Triathlon Union sprint duathlon championships in Horst, Holland on 21 April. Jack, who only started training for triathlons and duathlons last year, said: “I am thrilled to qualify for the European Championships and can’t wait to wear my GB trisuit!” Everyone from the club would like to wish Jack all the best in 2013 European Duathlon Championships. Kings Lynn Triathlon Club now has over 50 members and is open to anyone regardless of ability or experience. Visit www.kingslynntriathlonclub.co.uk for details or find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/kltri/