Do3 athlete takes national title - Weekend round up, 18-19th May 2019
Do3, Warwickshire’s respected triathlon squad, competed across the country at sprint, standard and middle distance events at the weekend. The squad’s female contingent was in punchy form and secured age group wins, top 5’s and confirmed Anita Lowe as the national age group standard distance champion.
At Southport Triathlon, a standard distance race made up of a 1500 swim, 40km bike and 10km run, Coventry’s Anita Howe completed the course in 2:17:58. She took 1st place in her age group and 3rd female overall, and claimed the title and recognition of becoming national age group standard distance champion. Also competing were Toni Senior and Lucy Mapp; Lucy was 3rd in her age group and 9th female overall in a time of 2:23:58 and Toni was in the top 10 of her age group just 3 minutes behind.
At Outlaw Triathlon, a middle distance race made up of a 1900m swim, 90km bike and 21km run, Corinne Moss was 1st in her age group and 8th woman overall in a time of 4:51:50. She completed the triathlon 15 minutes quicker than last year and beat several elite athletes over the distance. Amy Hinton also had a personal course best by 25 minutes and was 5th in her age group while Karen Marshall completed her first event at the distance.
Other members of the squad who raced at Outlaw were Jamie Chatfield who finished in 4:42:05, Ian Dickens in 4:53:09 and Marcus Gaskell in 4:58:18. Marc Bozdogan and Andrew McLeish also competed at the event along with Grant Marshall who posted a course best by 23 minutes.
Richard Bell, Mark Loosmore, Oscar Metcalf, Paul Nash, Lisa Parry, Alison and Jason Robbins, Sonya Tate and Rob Wilson took part in the local headliner, the Stratford Triathlon and Pat Poulton represented Do3 at the Coventry Triathlon. She was 8th in her age group in a time of 1:32:23 over the sprint distance.
At the BCT Junior Duathlon, raced over a 2.4km run, 11.4km bike and 1.2km run, Jake Louis was on top form, winning the event overall in a time of 32:29.
Steve Bee completed the #51 Fiver, a standard distance triathlon, at Cotswold Water Park. Matt Taylor, Ines Carrera and James Hodges took part in the gruelling Slateman Triathlon situated in Snowdonia National Park; Ines finished the Classic event, made up of a 1000m swim, 51km bike and 11km run, in a time of 3:41:26 and James in 3:25:01 Matt Taylor competed in the Legend event over the longer distances of 1900m swim, 91km bike and 21km run in a time of 5:54:29.
In other disciplines; Claudie Combelas was 3rd in her age group at Worcester marathon, Tasha Chandler was first lady at Shindig in the Shires in Shropshire and Aimee Spicer and Joe Lee ran the Worcester Half marathon where Jo Lee finished the event in 1:34:51.
Corinne Moss, comments, ‘It was a fantastic weekend for Do3 athletes at events across the country – probably our best weekend so far this season. With growing numbers of the squad competing at races, there’s nearly always a friendly face to spur you on out on course and cheer you through the finish line, whatever level you compete at. The camaraderie and support is what makes Do3 so special!’
Do3 is mentored and managed by award winning coach Dave Knight and is made up of more than 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.