Members of Kings Lynn Triathlon Club got the triathlon season off to a great start this
weekend with some impressive results.
In the East Coast Super Sprint in Great Yarmouth Jamie Sparrow finished the 250m
swim, 16km cycle and 3km run in 45.30, first in his age group (35-39) and fourth
overall. Mark Collins beat his PB for that event by over five minutes, finishing in 56.04.
Matthew Davies, Marcus Hawkins and Simon Light competed at Duston Sprint
Triathlon in Northamptonshire an event comprising 400m swim, 20k bike and 5k run.
Matthew finished in 1.02.56 placing him 8th in his age category (40-44) and 46th
overall in a field of 461. Marcus came in at 1.05.46 making him 71st overall and 14th
in age group (40-44), while Simon, despite being unwell, finished in 1.08.56, 25th in
age category (35-39) and 118th overall.
Dave Neal and Chris Workman took part in the Lincoln Sprint Tri, Chris finishing 59th
and Dave 169th out of 494 finishers with both placing top 10 in their age categories.
Chris put in an overall time of 1:12:25 with PBs on the 400m swim and 22K bike.
Dave finished in 1:21:16.
In Horst in the Netherlands Jack Gover was representing Great Britain in the
European Sprint Duathlon Championships. In an incredibly tough field – the top five
finishers in Jack’s U23 age category are full time elite duathletes – Jack delivered a
PB on the first 5k run (17.32), put in 33.43 on the 20k bike leg but felt the effects of
injury he’d been plagued with in previous weeks on the second 5k run and lost three
places. However, Jack was in a sprint finish at the end delivering an overall time of
1.04.17 finishing 96th out of 234 overall.
Two club members also ran the Virgin London Marathon. Helen Melville finished in
4.01.09 and Jane Holmes in 4.32.41.