Press information for release 28thAugust 2018
Do3 heads to Vichy – Squad race at Ironman Vichy and Ironman 70.3 Vichy
Do3, Warwickshire’s flourishing triathlon squad, headed to France over the Bank Holiday weekend to compete at Ironman Vichy and Ironman 70.3 Vichy. Four of the squad raced in the ‘Queen of Spa Towns’, a destination recognised as one of France's most beautiful cities.
On Saturday, Do3 pro-triathlete Elo Du Luart along with Guy Cochrane raced the middle-distance course made up of 1.9km swim, 90km bike and 21.1km run. Du Luart represented France while Cochrane raced at age group for GB. Du Luart completed the swim in 0:30:31, the bike in 2:29:46 and the run in 1:29:34 and was 12thfemale overall. Cochrane came over the line in 4:35:23 having finished the swim in 0:32:37, the bike section in 2:25:26 and the half marathon in 1:30:51.
On Sunday 26thAugust two of the squad earned the title ‘Ironman’ after tackling the long-course event comprising a 3.86km swim, 180.25km bicycle ride and 42.2km run. Richard Eden, who also races for Stratford on Avon Triathlon Club, completed the race in 15:37:54, while Marina Lobato crossed the finishing line in 12:40:13 after a swim of 1:20:53, a 180.25km bike in 6:25:12 and a 4:34:44 marathon to finish.
Dave Knight, Do3 head coach comments, ‘Vichy is known to bring the best European athletes together as this is a fast course and Elo and Guy certainly rose to the challenge by posting fantastic results and times. They are both held in high regard amongst their fellow competitors and I foresee more success and even bigger wins next year for them both. I am equally proud of Marina and Richard who have trained tirelessly and were rewarded with the title Ironman. Ironman is global vocabulary for strength of mind, body and character – three attributes these two have in abundance’.
Do3 is mentored and managed by Dave Knight, one of the UK’s leading triathlon coaches, who has been 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.
Photo: Eloise Du Luart at Ironman 70.3 Vichy. Photographer: Darren Wheeler www.thatcameraman.com