Do3 in world class form - Weekend Round Up 27-28th April 2019
Do3, Warwickshire’s triathlon squad, showcased determination, sporting best practice and team spirit at events over the weekend, 27-28th April.
Despite it still being early in triathlon season, members of the squad raced in Marbella, Singapore and Pontevedra as well as at local highlight the Southam Triathlon.
Emma Bexson, Corinne Moss, Ian Dickens and Mike Davis were in southern Spain for Ironman 70.3 Marbella. Raced over a 1.9km sea swim, 90km hilly bike and 21km run along the seafront, competition was fierce from the home crowd. Corinne Moss, GB age group athlete from Bishop’s Itchington, came second in her age group and qualified to take part in the 2019 Ironman 70.3 World Championships taking place in Nice in September. Corinne finished the race in 5:11:08 while Stratford on Avon’s Emma Bexson came over the line in 5:41:01. Mike Davis completed his third middle distance race finishing in 5:48:26 with Ian Dickens coming over the line in 5:26:47.
Seanin Gilmore, respected age group duathlete, raced at the 2019 ITU Pontevedra Multisport World Championships by Santander. Competing in the standard distance race, 10km run, 40km bike and final 5km run she finished fourth in her age group, earning the title of fourth fastest in the world. She completed the World Championships in 2:26:42.
Katie Allen, raced the Singapore Sprint triathlon and not only won her age group but was second female overall including the professional athletes, whilst Amy Hinton was second in her age group at the gruelling Storm the Castle Duathlon in Ludlow. She raced a personal best over the 10km run, 33km bike and 5km run course beating her previous time by 30 minutes.
Also racing at sprint distance at the Southam Triathlon comprising 400m swim, 20km bike and 5km run were Jonathan Ward, Ben Phyall, Bogdan Ene, Lisa Parry, Guy Bicknell, Paul Nash, Alison Robbins, Jenny Jeeves, Jason Robbins, Andrew White, James Hodges, John Wrottesley, Darren Craddock, Andy Brown, Kate Wilson, Adrian Barron, Richard Grindey-Banks and Vicki Hill. Jenny Jeeves put in a great performance, coming second female overall in her first ever triathlon, with a time of 1:12:28. Jonathan Ward was second male over 40 in a time of 1:02:23, while Guy Bicknell came over the line 15 seconds later to scoop third place veteran.
Do3’s head coach Dave Knight says: “They say winter miles give summer smiles – here’s the proof! We train hard over the winter and we race harder in the summer. We are on track for another standout year as these personal achievements already show. Upcoming world finals and confirmed world class placing are fantastic – but so too is the genuine heartfelt camaraderie that the squad displays. Everyone races for their own reason and every single person in the squad wants their colleagues and team mate to achieve. Congratulations to everyone.”
Do3 is mentored and managed by award winning coach Dave Knight and is made up of over 200 Midlands-based athletes; from triathlon enthusiasts and international age group competitors to professional athletes. Squad members are given access to a dedicated app that manages swim and run sessions, contains up-coming events, leader boards, rewards and special offers.