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Do3 secure another place at Ironman 70.3 World Championship

Do3 secure another place at Ironman 70.3 World Championship - Weekend roundup 11-12 May 2019

Do3, Warwickshire’s triathlon squad, had a standout weekend achieving podium places and another guaranteed qualifications at the Ironman 70.30 World Championship. 

The squad raced at various triathlon distances; Ian Wileman took part in the Cotswold Super Sprint and Neil Wicks was 4thoverall and 1stin his age group at the Worcester Standard Distance Triathlon which comprised a 1500m swim, 60km bike and 10km run.  

Georgina Lord represented Do3 at the Llanelli Paratriathlon. She was first out of the 750m open water swim and continued to extend her lead over the 20km bike and 5km run to win her category.   

At middle distance races; Ben Phyall was 10thin his age group and 38thoverall at the Immortal Half Stourhead which took place in Wiltshire amidst a picturesque 1900m open water swim, 90km bike and 21.1km trail run. Competing overseas, Jemima Cooper secured a place at the Ironman 70.30 World Championship with her performance in Pays d’Aix.  She was 3rdin her age group having run an impressive 1:29 half marathon after the 1900m open water swim and hilly 90km bike. 

There were more Do3 successes at Ironman 70.3 Mallorca. Richard Shephard completed the race in 4:20:57 and was 3rdin his age group and 11thoverall in a field of 2,500. Mark Woo pulled in an impressive finish time of 5:04:39 with Darryl Wilkes in 6:05:06 and Anthony Sanders in 5:28:59.    

Local sports event also proved a pull for Do3’s squad.  Guy Bicknell, James Hodges,  Tim Fenton, Seanin Gilmore and Claudie Combelas all ran in The Cotswolds Hilly Hundred.  And at Birmingham Velo; Janet Stansfield, Mike Davis, Ian Dickens, Yusuf Ibrahim-Zai, Marc Bozdogan, Aimee Spicer, Becky Gray, Zoe Bee, Paul Nash and Victoria Jeffs cycled the 100-mile closed road route. 

Dave Knight, Do3’s head coach adds, “There are some seriously impressive results and my congratulations go to everyone who took part, whatever the distance, whatever the discipline. We have 3 athletes who have qualified for Ironman 70.30 World Championship and Georgina is certainly making her mark in Paratriathlon. Well done squad and my sincere thanks to both Everyone Active and Yonda whose sponsorship is helping this talented bunch achieve such great things.”   

other reports by: David Knight