Media information for release 2nd May 2018
Do 1,2,3! Do3 podium at Warwickshire’s key events
Do3, the Midlands based triathlon squad, was a force to be reckoned with over the weekend, 28th -29th April, with 32 athletes racing at aquathlon, sprint and middle distance triathlons.
The squad took to the podium at both Stratford Upon Avon and Southam sprint races as well as securing numerous individual personal bests.
- 1st place
Corinne Moss (main picture), Bishop Itchington, overall ladies winner at Southam Triathlon in 1:05
David Dew (pictured above), overall men’s winner at Stratford Triathlon in just 53 minutes
- 2nd place
Anita Howe, from Coventry, age group winner and 2nd overall female at Stratford Triathlon
- 3rd place
Toni Senior, age group winner and 3rd overall female at Stratford
3rd place triathlon relay team at Southam for the Brown family from Stratford Upon Avon
The Stratford Triathlon – made up of a 400m swim, 18km bike and 5km run – saw Richard Eden win his age category and personal bests were achieved by Ben Phyall and Mark Loosmore.
A 17 strong contingent made their mark at Southam racing a 400m swim, 20km bike and 5km run. Do3 secured 3 athletes in the top 10 males and 3 women in the top 10. Mel Knight, team France age group triathlete, finished in 1:15 with Guy Bicknell securing his 2nd top 10 place of the season in 1:02. Peter Wharton from Wellesbourne completed the race 2 minutes ahead of Mike Davis who finished the sprint event in 1.13. James Hartwright and Jonathan Ward both finished within the top 10 male competitors. Many personal bests were set on the cold and blustery course including Mike Willers, Alison Robbins and Sonya Tate who crossed the line as 10th woman overall. GB age group athlete Katie O’Neill raced her fastest Southam triathlon to date, shaving 5% off last year’s time.
Solihull’s Stephanie Cox finished in the top 5 at Solihull Aquathlon on Sunday with a time of 32 minutes.
At overseas events, Paul Nash celebrated his 60th birthday by competing at Ironman 70.3 Marbella while Mark Woo, Richard Shephard and Do3’s professional triathlete Eloise du Luart (pictured above. Photo: Bob Foy ) raced in Lanzarote at the Volcano Triathlon.
Dave Knight, Do3’s head coach comments, ‘I am bursting with pride at what the squad has achieved this weekend; everyone raced so hard as these results show! While winning is fantastic it’s also very humbling to see the camaraderie amongst everybody, at every level and at every age group. Do3 is genuinely a special bunch of people with a collective goal to be the very best they can’.
Do3 is mentored and managed by Dave Knight, one of the UK’s leading triathlon coaches and recently recognised as Coach of the Year at Stratford District Council Sport Awards. The squad is made up of over 200 Midlands based athletes; from triathlon enthusiasts and age group competitors to professional athletes.