Results for the first half of 2017.

01-11-16

A couple of PACTRACers were in action this weekend for their first
claim running club Nene Valley Harriers.

Tracy McCartney recorded a great time of 3:09:27 in the Snowdon
Marathon. Tracy was 48th overall from 2,068 finishers; and first in her
Age Group. She was the defending champion, having recorded 3:08:44 last
year, but although she was within a minute of that time, she saw her
position drop to 3rd lady this year.

She had big plans to go even quicker this year, but her quads and hips
started to tighten after 10-miles. Overall there was over 3,000 feet of
climbing, which included a big climb between miles 21 and 23, which was
made even tougher with tired legs.

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Sean Beard competed in the Frankfurt marathon at the weekend. He found
the going tough in the second half of the race, but was pleased to get
round, considering the injuries that he has had to cope with this year.
Sean recorded a time of 3:11:34.

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08-11-16

Two PACTRACers competed in the Rockingham Duathlon at the weekend. The
distances for the Sprint Duathlon were:
run 3-miles.
bike 12.5-miles.
run 3-miles.

This was all around the Race Track and traffic free.

It was a little cold and very windy!! Louise Alexander was delighted to
place 2nd female and 1st in her Age Group.

55.  Louise Alexander  26:26    42:45    27:58  =  1:37:09  AG 1.  2nd
lady.
63.  Chris Waghorn 24:48    49:16    28:52  =  1:42:56  AG 19.

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Sunday's Frostbite League 5-mile run took place from the Watersports
Centre in Ferry Meadows. Bushfield Joggers organised this one, over a
changed venue, from the previous Bushfield Sports Centre, and all went
well, with the usual hordes of Bushfield marshals in attendance.

1st Paul Vernon     PACTRAC 27:00
2. James Mogridge    Yaxley 27:30
3. Brian Corleys  Bushfield 27:38

Paul Vernon missed the first Frostbite run of this season, as he was
racing elsewhere - winning the NiceTri Duathlon at Bedford Autodrome
overall. He kept the winning streak up, by winning the Bushfield
Frostbite.

In the 2014-15 season, Paul Vernon won all 6 races in the season.
In 2015-16 he won two, as well as recording a 2nd place and a 3rd
place, from 4 starts.
He has won the Bushfield Frostbite for the 3rd season on the trot.
Paul won this race by 30-seconds, which is the biggest winning margin
in the series since the final race of the 2014-15 season, when he won
by 57 seconds.

PACTRAC had 20 runners competing. Overall we managed 9th place, with
some of our best runners still missing, so Paul clearly needs more
support. Our Juniors were the best "local" team in 3rd place, which
keeps them in 3rd overall.

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16-11-16

Roger Canham competed in the Ironman 70.3 Xiamen in China in 30oF
Temperature.

The distances were:

swim 1.2 miles
bike 56 miles
run 13.1 miles

Roger was 12th in his Age Group after the swim, moved up to 4th with a
solid bike section and then set off at a rapid pace on the run to catch
the 3 in front. The run was hilly which made the pacing inconsistent,
but after catching over half of those in front of him on the bike,
Roger then caught a third of those left on the run. He finished 33rd
overall, including the pro's, and was 1st in his Age Group.

Roger moved up from 4th to 1st place on the run, in his Age Group and
won that coveted Ironman World Championship place in Kona, Hawaii, next
October. This is Roger's 9th consecutive time that he has qualified,
but next year he will be joined by Paul Lunn who qualified at Ironman
Barcelona last month. Roger won his Age Group by 4:15 minutes. It is
unusual for a 70.3 (half-Ironman) to have qualifying slots to the full
Ironman World Championships in Kona, but Ironman are trying to promote
their two Chinese races this year.

There were also qualifying slots for the 2017 Ironman 70.3 World
Championship taking place in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. Roger,
therefore, qualified for both World Championships next year.

33.  Roger Canham    35:45    2:33:51    1:33:00  =  4:42:36  AG 1st.

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Entries for the PACTRAC Peterborough Duathlon are now open on http://www.pactrac.co.uk
The 3rd annual event will take place on Sunday 2nd April, again from
Castor. The distances are: run 4-miles, bike 18-miles, run 2.5-miles.

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PACTRAC hold their AGM and Prize Presentation this Saturday at the
Farmers in Yaxley.

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Two other non-PACTRAC items:

The annual Remembrance 11k run which takes place at Top Lodge,
Fineshade Woods and has raised over £10,000 for Help for Heroes and the
Royal British Legion since 2012 was cancelled this year. The event
which was organised by the (http://www.) Peterborough5x5Challenge.org team
should have taken place last Sunday. However, in spite of consistent
attempts and an Application Form being submitted nearly a year in
advance, the Forestry Commission rejected the Application this year, on
the grounds that they had no staff available to process the Form. They
did send two people on a two-hour round trip from Edwinstowe to attend
a meeting to explain this.

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21-11-16

Paul Lunn did amazingly well to record
not one but two, sub 9-hour Ironman distance results, and qualified for
the World Ironman Championships in Hawaii next year, in an extremely
difficult Age Group. Roger Canham raced in China 2 weekends ago and
qualified for Hawaii for the 9th consecutive time. Jon Ratcliffe swam
the English Channel (no wetsuits allowed) in 11:59 hours ...

With the Triathlon season now over for another year, PACTRAC held their annual AGM and Prize Presentation at
the Farmers in Yaxley on Saturday night.

At the Annual Prize Presentation, 16 Senior Trophies were awarded:

Club Champion: Paul Vernon - for the first time.

Vet Champion - Paul Vernon.

Super-vet Champion - Chris Pike.

Female Champion - Abi Schofield - for the first time.

Female Vet Champion - Christina Cork.

Female Super-vet Champion - Sue Burnett - (Sue was the Club Champion in 1990).

Mini-Series: Paul Vernon - for the 3rd time (2013, 2014, 2016).

Female Mini-Series: Christina Cork - for the 4th time (2006, 2008, 2013, 2016).

Youth Champion: Josh Mould.

Mid-Distance: Mark Weathersby.

Standard Distance: Paul Vernon.

Duathlon: Paul Vernon.

Novice: Aaron Godden.

Most Improved: Debora Leininger.

Outstanding Performance: Paul Lunn.

Pactracer of the Year: Georgina Jennings.

Paul Vernon came away with 5 Trophies, whilst Christina Cork took home 2.

Georgina Jennings won the PACTRACer of the Year Trophy for her sterling work
over the years as Membership Secretary and in helping to put on the various club races.

The best Novice Trophy went to Aaron Godden who has immersed himself into club life,
reduced his Mini-Series time down to 56:08 and came 3rd in the Club Championships.

Paul Lunn won the Outstanding Performance Trophy. Apart from a cracking VLM time,
Paul had some great Age Group results including 2 sub 9-hour Ironman times:
IM70.3 Majorca - AG 2nd.
IM Nice - 9.28.02 AG 6th.
Challenge Roth - 8:50:53 AG 5th.
Vitruvian (TE Middle Distance Champs) AG 1st GOLD MEDAL.
IM Barcelona- 8:57:11 AG 2nd and Qualified for Hawaii.

Paul had some tough competition, as PACTRAC had many top performances
throughout 2016 including:

Jim Fell - Disney's 4-race Dopey Challenge AG 1st.
Jim Fell - Windsor Duathlon - AG 1st. BTF NATIONAL AG CHAMPION.
Jim Fell - Stockton Duathlon - AG 1st. TE NATIONAL AG CHAMPION. 6/6 AG Duathlon wins this year.

Paul Vernon - 2nd Grafham Duathlon.
Paul Vernon - 1st PACTRAC Peterborough Duathlon.
Paul Vernon - Grafham Standard Duathlon - AG 1st. TE NATIONAL CHAMPION.
Paul Vernon - 2nd Oulton Park Duathlon.
Paul Vernon - 1st NiceTri Duathlon Bedford Autodrome.

James Steventon - Equinox 24-hour Solo run - 19th with over 100 miles.

Jonathan Oakey - 1st Desford Youth Race.
Jonathan Oakey - competed in 4 of the 6 Elite Youth Super-Series coming 46th/85.

Giles Cooper - Dixons Carphone Race to the Stones (62.5 mile run) - 137th.

Dave Allsop - Ironman Africa, Port Elizabeth, South Africa - 11:34:22 AG 34th.
Dave Allsop - Grafman Half (BTF Middle Distance Championships)- AG 2nd SILVER MEDAL.
Dave Allsop - Ironmnan Zurich - 12:17:05 AG 53.
Dave Allsop - Ironman Weymouth - 11:29:49 AG 12.

Paul Jephcott - PACTRAC Peterborough Duathlon - ER Supervet Champion.

Andrea Robinett - PACTRAC Peterborough Duathlon - ER Female Senior Champion.

Simon Pauffley - Grafham Standard (TE Championships) - AG 3.
Simon Pauffley - ITU Standard Cozumel Mexico - AG 35th.

Roger Canham - Ironman Texas - 9:13:12 AG 6th.
Roger Canham - 70.3 Staffordshire - AG 1st.
Roger Canham - 70.3 Wimbleball - AG 1st.
Roger Canham - Ironman Hawaii - 10:24:18 AG 33.
Roger Canham - 70.3 Xiamen China - AG 1st and qualified for Hawaii 2017.

Georgina Jennings - 1st British Sprint Championships Olney - GOLD MEDAL.
Georgina Jennings - 1st ETU Lisbon Sprint - GOLD MEDAL.
Georgina Jennings - 2nd ITU Cozumel, Mexico, Sprint - SILVER MEDAL.

Steve Skelhon - Ironman Lanzarote -13:27:18 AG 91.

Abi Schofield - ITU Standard Cozumel Mexico - AG 43.

Nicola Latty - European Masters Swimming Champs - 200 metre Butterfly 2:34.84 GOLD MEDAL.

Steve Hope - ETU Lisbon, Sprint - AG 14th.
Steve Hope - Challenge Venice - 11.32.48 AG 12.

Daniel Fitzjohn Ironman Nice - 11.51.27 AG 236.

Robin Brookes - 70.3 Staffordshire - AG 3rd.

Terry Murphy - 70.3 Staffordshire - AG 3rd.

Katie Tasker - Strathclyde Country Park, Junior IRC ER Team.

Andrew Chapman - Outlaw 11:55:49 AG 45

Peter Tebb - Outlaw  12:32:54 AG 42.

Matthew Roach - Outlaw  13:10:04 AG 81.

Jonathan Ratcliffe - English Channel Swim  11:59hrs.

ETU Middle-Distance Championships GB Team - Challenge Walchsee-Kaiserwinkl Austria - Tristan Matthews AG 64. Andy Gregg AG 33. Christina Cork AG 33.

Simon Hoppe - 1st North Norfolk Triathlon.
Simon Hoppe - ETU Lisbon Sprint AG 6th.
Simon Hoppe - ITU Cozumel, Mexico, Sprint AG 11th.

Henry Morton - ETU Lisbon AG 14th.

Susie Freeman - ITU Cozumel, Mexico, Sprint AG 16th.

And that's just some of the PACTRACers who had some extraordinary success this year.

4 Junior Trophies were also awarded:

Performance of the Year : Toby Cooke - for his improvement at the Whittlesey Triathlon that saw him go past a number of his peers he had previously been beaten by.

Spirit of Triathlon : Rhiannon Loutit  - for all the work that she has done in assisting in coaching in the Junior section.
Junior Athlete : Chloe Moore - For dogged persistence; she never misses a session and gives it 100% at all times, all with a smile.
Senior Athlete : Katie Tasker - Winner of the Eastern Region TS3 (under-15) title. Represented the Eastern Region at the National Championships at Glasgow. She won the following races :-
Norwich
Ipswich
Cambridge
St Albans
Whittlesey
Upminster
Plus a number of 2nd and 3rd places on the podium.
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22-02-17

The 1st race of the Junior season, a Duathlon, took place at the
Velodrome at Stratford. It was bitterly cold out on the circuit, but 4 PACTRAC Juniors braved the arctic conditions.

In TS2 Olivia corner was back to her brilliant best to comfortably win the
TS2 Girls event with a fantastic bike that opened up an unassailable lead.
In the same event, Chloe Moore finished strongly on a tough course.

In TS3 Katie Tasker had  real ding dong with the SE Champion with the lead constantly
changing hands. A little local
knowledge from the Londoner in T2 meant that Katie lost 10 seconds, which she tried in vein to recoup
and had to settle for a gallant 2nd place.. All splits were identical to
the winner.

In the TriStart event (8 years old) Josh Moore made his competitive debut and acquitted
himself well with a solid performance in the bitterly cold conditions.

TriStart
11. Josh Moore  8:12.

TriStar2
1.   Olivia Corner 5:43 .... 10:36 .... 2:57 ..=..19:16   only 7 seconds behind the third placed boy.
15. Chloe Moore 7:51 .... 16:37 .... 4:06 ..=..28:34

TriStar3
2. Katie Tasker  6:28 .... 15:35 .... 2:37 ..=..24:40
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07-03-17

George Prodrick competed in the Duathlon qualifier at Oulton Park on
Sunday.

This was over the StandardDistance of:

Run 6 miles.

bike 25 miles.

run 3 miles.

The event was held at the world famous race track, and attracted the
best competition from around the uk, all trying to qualify for the
World Duathlon Championships to be held in Penticton, Canada, late on
this year.

George was first in his Age Group and qualified to compete in
Penticton. George competed in the European Championships in Spain last
year, but this will be his first World Duathlon Championships.

Results:

225. George Prodrick 50:39    1:38:53    27:12  =  2:56:46

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The PACTRAC Peterborough Duathlon takes place on Sunday 2nd April from
Castor. Entries are open on http://www.pactrac.co.uk

The distances will be:

Run 4 miles.
bike 18 miles.
run 2.5 miles.

The event is now in it's third year and attracts competitors from
around the region.
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16/03/17

6 PACTRACers (Claire Steels has recently joined) took part in the Bedford Autodrome Duathlon on Sunday.

This was a World Sprint distance qualifying race, and involved a draft-legal format where cyclists are allowed to race against each other directly.

Both Jim Fell (British Champion 2016) and Claire Steels (qualified through a top-10 placing at the 2016 World Championships) have already qualified for the World Standard distance Duathlon Championships which will be held in Penticton, Canada, in August. The Sprint distance takes place just two days before the Standard distance race and Jim Fell is looking to compete in both races. Claire will conserve her energy and concentrate on the Standard distance race.

This Duathlon included a mass start, and racing around the smooth, fast tarmac of Bedford Autodrome motor racing track, in a draft-legal bunch format with no traffic.

The distances were:
Run 3 miles.
Bike 12.5 miles.
Run 1.5 miles.

50.  Claire Steels    17:48    32:27    9:53  =  60:08  First Lady overall.

Claire Steels stepped down in distance to complete her first Sprint distance Duathlon since April last year.
Claire came into Transition after the first run as 2nd placed female, but right behind the leading lady. She had a faster transition and was away on the bike first. She exploited her speed on the bike, and pulled away, creating a sufficient gap, that she was able to hold on the final run.

138. Jim Fell       23:22    39:20    13:22  =  76:04  Age Group 2nd.

This was Jim's comeback Duathlon after winning the English Duathlon Championships in his Age Group at Stockton last year, in spite of picking up an injury during the race that put him out for the rest of the season. (Jim had already won the 2016 British National Duathlon Championship at Windsor). Jim was much closer to his Age Group winner than expected, and continues to improve.

TriStart

10. Josh Moore Pactrac (M) 8 3:43    8:13    4:11  =  16:07

TriStar2

3. Olivia Corner Pactrac (F) 11-12 5:21    12:13    4:39  =  22:13

18. Chloe Moore Pactrac (F) 11-12 7:42    16:02    6:39  =  30:23

TriStar3

1. Katie Tasker Pactrac (F) 13-14 6:29    14:05    5:35  =  26:09

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The 2017 Eastern Junior league started at Bedford Autodrome on Sunday. The course was flat & fast but the rain meant a little caution was required on some of the bends.

Tristart (Under-8)

Josh Moore having made his debut 3 weeks ago had a much improved bike and finished in a strong 10th position.

Tristar 2

Olivia Corner had an improved run but was not able to exert her prowess on the bike to reel in the leaders but still had a podium finish.

Chloe Moore had a solid race but did find the 2nd run challenging.

Tristar 3

Katie Tasker returned to winning ways. Entering the race the favourite she was challenged on the 1st run and throughout the bike. But on reaching the 2nd changeover the extra stamina running sessions over the winter paid dividends as she was able to open some daylight on the chasing field to win reasonably comfortably by 40 seconds.

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Andy Rawlins and Sarah Haslam competed in the Mud & Mayhem Duathlon in Thetford Forrest.

The Distances were:
Run 3-miles.
Bike 11.5 miles.
Run 3-miles.

The course meandered through the Forest on various trails, and Andy finished 38th overall whilst Sarah was 4th in her Age Group.

38.  Andy Rawlins  25:42    46:53    26:35  =  1:39:10  Age Group 13.

49.  Sarah Haslam  26:51    51:26    25:49  =  1:44:06  AG 4.

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21-03-17

Jonathan Oakey had a good overall win at the Bath Duathlon.

The distances were:

Run 2-miles.
Bike 9-miles.
Run 1-mile.

Jonathan led after the first run by 7-seconds, and came in off the 10-
lap bike course just 2-seconds up. A quicker 2nd Transition saw him
pull away at the start of the final run, and he held onto a slender
but
well deserved victory by just 7-seconds.

1.  Jonathan Oakey 10:11    26:22    5:36  =  42:09

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PACTRAC had 3 competitor's in the Clumber Park Duathlon.

Jim Fell won his Age Group in the Standard Distance race, coming in
off
of the first run just 44-seconds adrift.
He then took the race to the competition with a great bike section
that
established an unassailable lead.

352. Jim Fell       52:27    78:50   29:35  =  2:40:52

In the Sprint Distance Duathlon Nick Park and Kevin Fletcher opened
their season's account with solid races.

247. Nick Park      24:01    41:52    12:51  =  1:18:44
269. Kevin Fletcher  23:41    44:40    12:16  =  1:20:37

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Katie Tasker went to Norwich for the English Schools Cross Country
Championships. In a very competitive race, Katie got boxed in a little
and was making up places at the finish to end up 200th. (but 30
seconds
faster gets you in the top 100!)

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The PACTRAC Peterborough Duathlon closes for entries next Monday.
Entries are coming in for the event to be held at Castor on Sunday 2nd
April. The distances are: run 4-miles, bike 18-miles and run 2.5-
miles.
Team entries are also being invited. See http://pactrac.co.uk/events/4181/

for further details and to enter.

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29-03-17

We have 70 entries for the PACTRAC Peterborough Duathlon
which is taking place from Castor on Sunday morning. Each of the run (4-
miles), bike (18-miles) and run (2.5-miles) disciplines involves going
up Loves Hill in Castor.

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We had a few runners at the Sandy 10 / Thorney 10k last weekend, but
the only multi-discipline race to report is Claire Steels competing in
her debut race on the Elite Duathlon circuit in France http://www.fftri.com/grand-prix-fftri-de-duathlon
Towards the bottom of the page it says "results stages" and "results
individuals".

Claire has joined a pro-team to compete in the French Duathlon races
(draft legal, so all together on the bike), and the first of these 5
races was at Paillencourt in France at the weekend.

Claire gave it everything and finished 17th out of 70 in her first
elite race.

Claire is competing in France with the Triathlon Val de Gray team and
in this race had 4 French and 1 Italian team mates. She was the first
member of her team home.

Distances:
run 3-miles
bike 12.5 miles
run 1.5 miles

17. Claire Steels  19:02    33:58    10:05  =  63:05

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04-04-17

The PACTRAC Peterborough Duathlon took place on Sunday 2nd April from
Castor.

64 competitors lined up at the start.

run 4-miles – 3-hills including Loves hill in Castor and a circuit of
the top end of Ferry Meadows.

Bike 18-miles – out to Helpston Heath, with a lap around Helpston,
Bainton, and Ufford, before returning via Marholm to Castor.

Run 2.5-miles – out to Milton Ferry Bridge and back, so just 2 hills
this time.

Each discipline involved a climb up Loves Hill early on.  The event
attracted seasoned Duathletes as well as first time Novices venturing
into multi-discipline sport. Promoting club PACTRAC had 60 marshals
and
volunteers out putting on this event, which is now in it's third year.

Results are on http://pactrac.co.uk/events/4181/

1. Cy Gearing........................BRJ...........24:44....48:12....
15:
19...=.. 1:28:15
2. Craig McKee.................................... 28:42....43:45....
16:
23...=.. 1:28:50
3. James Kershaw....Cambridge University Tri club..24:28....50:45....
15:
35.. =.. 1:30:48

Female:
26. Ellie Kershaw....Beccles.Tri Club......29:39....60:11....19:00..=..
1:48:50
28. Sarah Kelman.....BRJ.................. 33:21....55:31....20:27..=..
1:49:19
32. Susie Freeman... PACTRAC...............31:47....59:33....19:57..=..
1:51:17

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In the men's race, Andrew Wetherill led the field after the first 4-
mile run, which included 3 hills to climb, with the brutal Loves Hill
out of Castor sorting the field out, early on. James Kershaw was just
16-seconds behind, with Cy Gearing just another 16-seconds further
back. Dan McDonald of Werrington Joggers, in his first venture into
multi-discipline sport was 4th, just another 40-seconds down, and
ahead
of PACTRAC pair, Jaap Flikweert and Wayne Stainsby. A further 3
athletes came in right behind Wayne, before a gap of 95 seconds to
Stuart Hathaway.

Fastest bike of the day went to Craig McKee, who obliterated the field
in his favoured cycle time trial discipline, to come into T2, 29
seconds ahead of Cy. Cy had the 2nd fastest bike split but couldn't
hold onto a 4-minute advantage over Craig from the run; such was
Craig's phenomenal power on the bike. James came in over 2 minutes
down
on Cy, with Ricky Dear a further 30 seconds behind. Paul Schofield
moved up from 11th to 5th position on the bike.

On the final 2.5-mile run, Cy caught Craig at the turnaround point and
pulled away for a 35-second win. Having lost 4-minutes on the first
run, Craig was only 1-minute down on the 2nd run, and managed to hold
off James for 2nd place. With Ricky only 33 seconds behind him, James
pulled out the stops to increase his hold on 3rd place, with Ricky a
gallant 4th.

The race has now had 3 winners in it's 3-year history, with Cy Gearing
winning at his first attempt.

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In the ladies race, Ellie Kershaw led the first run, coming in 2-
minutes ahead of Maddy Long and Susie Freeman; with Rebecca Carey hot
in pursuit.

However with a rapid bike split, Sarah Kelman was able to come into T2
a minute ahead of Ellie, with Susie a further 90-seconds down in 3rd
place. Ellie set off in pursuit and caught Sarah back before the
turnaround point, coming in to win by 29-seconds by the finish, whilst
Susie held onto 3rd, a further 2 minutes down. Susie has competed in
all 3 races, coming 1st, 5th and now 3rd, whilst knocking over 2-
minutes off of her time each year.
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We had 2 runners in the Manchester Marathon:

Mark Weathersby ....3:04:20  (1:24:36  +  1:39:44)
Louise Alexander....4:32:57  (2:04:39  +  2:28:18)

Mark was pleased with his time, which is good enough to get a "good
for
age" place at London in 2018/19. It was a case of mind-over-matter,
and
he put so much into it that he was in A&E afterwards, unable to walk.

Louise finished her first marathon and was equally pleased with her
time.

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25-04-17

PACTRAC had 5 members competing in the Virgin Money London Marathon on
Sunday.Steve Coombs said that "the support was amazing. I felt great
for 20 miles but had to hang tough towards the end"

3028.  Daniel Fitzjohn       1:32:02    3:09:58
6016.  Steve Coombs          1:39:51    3:28:40
6044.  Mark Bedford          1:43:35    3:28:47
33830. James Baile           2:20:58    5:36:28
36431.  Nicholas Partridge   2:36:18    6:02:58

Giles Cooper ran in the Boston Marathon last weekend and got a good for
age entry for London 2018. His time of 3:01:38 was also good enough for
15th place overall and first in his V50 Age Category.

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2 senior members competed in the Duston Triathlon at Northampton, with
Rhys Wilkinson moving through the field on the run to finish 3rd in his
Age Group.

The distances were:swim 400 metres.bike 12.5 miles.run 3 miles.

62. Rhys Wilkinson    7:05    40:50    20:11  =  1:08:06   AG 3.
89. Stephen Comber   7:19    39:24    23:30  =  1:10:13  AG 19.

4 club members competed in the Duston Junior Triathlon, which being
part of the East Midlands League, attracted a large field of nearly 400
children, racing in all of the categories.

Tristart : Josh Moore got on the podium for the first time. His
transition
skills in T1 helped him move up the field and after a good bike he was
able
to secure his best ever finish.

10.  Josh Moore   1:52    5:12    2:19  =  9:23

Tristar 2 : We had 3 Girls racing in this category; with another podium
finish for Olivia
Corner, whose prowess on the bike meant that she was able to scythe
through the
field on the bike, before running fluently to complete a great 3rd
position.

Libby Mellor's swim is very much improved and her better run meant that
she
was able to move up the field.

Another who is making real progress is Chloe Moore who was able to gel
on the bike. In the past her achilles heel has been the run but she
looked far stronger in this discipline.

3.   Olivia Corner   2:48    6:57    5:26  =  15:11 21.
Libby Mellor    3:00    8:42    6:23  =  18:0529.
Chloe Moore     3:12    8:51    7:04  =  19:07.

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09-05-17

PACTRAC held their Mid-Distance triathlon at Oundle, over the distances
of:

swim 900 yards - 18 lengths of Oundle Pool.

bike 20 miles - 2 laps of the Mini-series course around Glapthorn and
the Benefields.

run 5 miles - out, a loop around Glapthorn and Cotterstock, and back.

Only 3 athletes have beaten 90-minutes on this course, and Paul Lunn
broke Josh Daniels' Course record by 16 seconds. Simon Hoppe has also
beaten 90-minutes, twice.

Paul was first out of the water, followed immediately by Susie Freeman
and Robin Laukaitis. 4 more swimmers emerged, but 30-seconds down. Paul
then had a blistering bike section, and came into T2 over 5-minutes
ahead of Tony Brown, with Steve Skelhon a further 35-seconds behind.

These 3 held their positions on the run, although Andrew Chapman closed
the gap on Steve to just 12-seconds by the finish. Paul went on to win
overall by nearly 12-minutes for an emphatic victory.

Susie Freeman was caught on the bike by Andrea Robinett, and the pair
started the run together. However an injury led to Andrea having to
slow down, and Susie went on to finish as the first female.

Results are on  http://pactrac.co.uk/events/results/?race=4197&course=13&competitor=0

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The first open water triathlon's of the season were the NiceTri
Triathlons held at St. Neots on Sunday.

5 PACTRACers were amongst the 375 athletes who braved the cold River
Ouze at this time of year.

2 competed in the Sprint triathlon (swim 750 metres, bike 15 miles, run
3 miles) with Jon Crowley, at one point, leading the charge behind the
top 3; but he had to concede after a gallant effort. He was consoled
with a first place in his Age Group.

3 competed in the Standard Distance Triathlon (swim 1500 metres in the
River Ouze, bike 28 miles and run 6.25 miles).Paul Jephcott finished
1st in his Age Group, with Sarah Haslam 2nd in hers.

Results:

Sprint:

8.  Jon Crowley    12:24    44:24    19:13  =  76:01  AG 1st.
47. Mark Stevens   10:55    55:57    23:24  =  90:16  AG 5.

Standard:

18.  Tristan Matthews     26:56    81:08    38:37  =  2:26:41  AG 5.
91.  Sarah Haslam         28:42    98:42    45:01  =  2:52:25  AG 2.
111. Paul Japhcott        33:24    97:22    46:28  =  2:57:14  AG 1st.

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16-05-17

2 Triathlon's took place at the Peterborough Rowing Lake on Sunday:

Monster Mojo

swim 1.2 miles, out and back with a mass start.
bike 51 miles - out to Marholm, with 3-loops around Ufford, Upton and
Castor, before returning.
run 12.5 miles - 4 laps off-road.

45.  Dave Allsop    35.27    2.55.48    1.35.33  =  5.06.48  AG 5.
64.  Gary Shoemake  37.10    3.00.57    1.48.43  =  5.26.50  AG 9.

The Monster Mojito

swim 1500 metres in the lake, with a mass start, out and back.
bike 24 miles - 1 lap.
run 6.25 miles - 2 laps.

35. Andrea Robinett    26.29    75.37    46.03  =  2.28.09  AG 2.
36. Susie Freeman      25.30    73.56    49.37  =  2.29.03  AG 1st.

In all, 273 athletes finished the races, in what is a very early
season
event, with the water not having warmed up yet; although with the
Rowing lake only 4-feet deep, it does tend to be a little warmer than
most other lakes.

In the Mojito, Andrea Robinett and Susie Freeman were 2nd and 3rd
ladies overall, with Susie winning her Age Group.
Both had good swims but were caught on the bike, before Andrea made
inroads again on the run.

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Half-Ironman 70.3 in Porto Alcudia, Majorca.

This triathlon was held in the warm Mediterranean sea from Alcudia
Beach in Majorca. The 1.2 mile swim was a little choppy and salty. The
56-mile bike ride went into the Mountains, before descending and
finishing on the flat. The 13.1 mile run was 4-laps around the beach
area on a very hot day. Last year's race was blighted by heavy rain,
and this year's by a hot sun.

Paul Lunn had an early scare with a puncture before the start, but
managed to sort the problem out and finish first in his Age Group (In
a
big International race with 3,500 competitor's). He came 2nd in his
Age
Group last year, but turned the tables on his nemesis, and recorded an
emphatic win. Paul came 23rd overall from 3,500 competitor's, and was
beaten by 21 Professional's, coming home as the 2nd Age Grouper
overall. Paul has now competed in all 7 Half-Ironman races in Majorca.
Paul won his Age Group by over 9-minutes.

23.  Paul Lunn          29.13    2.28.18    1.26.47  =  4.24.18  AG
1ST.
325. Chris Pike         33.28    2.48.25    1.43.52  =  5.05.45  AG 17.
382. Dave Thorold       35.12    2.46.16    1.48.00  =  5.09.28  AG 25.
557. Richard Pike       33.33    2.59.00    1.47.05  =  5.19.38  AG 46.
873. Steve Skelhon      31.28    3.06.03    1.58.29  =  5.36.00  AG 79.
891. Andrew Chapman     33.08    2.53.36    2.09.53  =  5.36.37  AG
155.
1448.Robin Brookes      30.55    2.52.47    2.36.43  =  6.00.25  AG 46.
2663.Graham Ribbons     44.29    4.23.30    2.59.25  =  8.07.24  AG
306.

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Georgina Jennings won her Age Group at the Newmarket Sprint Triathlon
at the weekend, over the distances of:

swim 300 metres.
bike 14 miles.
run  3 miles.

Georgina Jennings  7.12    47:28    25.53  =  1:20:33.  AG 1st.

Georgina had been given the wrong swim time, so started out as number
one; and never saw anyone in the race until the 2nd bike lap when she
started passing other cyclists.

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1250 athletes started the Outlaw Half at Nottingham. (swim 1.2 miles,
bike 56 miles, run 13.1 miles).

Paul Lunn came 14th overall and 2nd in his Age Group. Paul said "It was
great fun racing the Outlaw today, but I was totally outclassed by
Craig Twigg. Chuffed with 2nd in my Age Group after emptying the tank
last weekend in Majorca, and a puncture at mile 42. Time for a little
recovery now."

Antony Brown recorded a 3rd place in his Age Group, in another
impressive performance.

14 Paul Lunn 28:27    2:26:38    1:27:52  =  4:22:57 AG 2.
116 David Thorold 30:48    2:42:21    1:47:55  =  5:01:04 AG 3.
147 Antony Brown 30:48    2:42:21    1:47:55  =  5:01:04 AG 3.
166 Michael Shadwell 30:14    2:47:22    1:46:26  =  5:04:02 AG 26.
461 Simon Guerin 30:14    3:02:10    2:05:55  =  5:38:19 AG 82.
485 Rebecca Carey 32:55    3:03:42    2:03:37  =  5:40:14 AG 4.
763 Louise Alexander 40:41    3:22:17    2:08:26  =  6:11:24 AG 23.
803 Sue Davys 40:51    3:20:47    2:14:45  =  6:16:23 AG 5.

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Eton Sprint - Steve Hope was the only PACTRAC representative in this
World Championship qualifier, which was a draft legal race.

Distances were; swim 750 metres (15 degrees), bike 13 miles (4-laps
traffic-free), run 3 miles (out and back along the lake).

436. Steve Hope   14:40    40:40    21:53  =  77:13  AG 21.

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The Slateman Triathlon - A swim surrounded by mountains, a bike course
in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park and a run through a disused
slate quarry. This race offers a unique mix of incredible scenery and
challenges.

Lake Swim: 1,000m in Lake Padarn, Llanberis.

Road Cycle: 32-miles, including straight up over the infamous Llanberis
pass.

Trail Run: 7-miles, a challenging trail run up the relentless zig zags
into Dinorwig quarries and back down through Padarn Country Park.

587. Andy Rawlins. 25:25    2:02:54    1:13:22  =  3:41:41

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The Grafman middle-distance triathlon took place from Grafham Water,
with 6 PACTRACers braving the elements, in a tough half-ironman
distance race for this time of year. The swim was cut short (the lake
was only 11 degrees), to avoid athletes getting too hypothermic on the
bikes, but even so, 35 athletes failed to finish the race.

Distances: swim 750 metres, bike 56 miles, run 13.1 miles).

42.  Tristan Matthews 15:31    2:37:58    1:35:06  =  4:28:35  AG 13.

70.  Wayne Stainsby     15:40    2:47:18    1:34:28  =  4:37:26  AG 22.

171. Charlie Brookes    17:00    2:51:10    1:52:15  =  5:00:25  AG 26.

234. Mark Bedford       23:40    3:05:40    1:45:03  =  5:14:23  AG 42.

323. Steve Cook         17:03    3:30:54    1:50:50  =  5:38:47  AG 60.

482. Angela Wallis 22:34 3:39:34    2:22:26  =  6:24:34  AG 3.

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Phil Jones competed in the 5K open water swimming race at Box End on
Saturday.

The distances were: 750m, 1500m, 3800m or 5000m and Phil chose the
longest, 5000 metres.

43.  Phil Jones  1:43:49.

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30-05-17

The British National Sprint Championships were held at Strathclyde, just south of Glasgow, at the weekend. 600 athletes entered the event looking for National Medals, and Georgina Jennings retained the GOLD Medal - the same colour as she won at Olney, Milton Keynes, last year.

The event took place in Strathclyde Park, at the home of, and on the course of, the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

This was a qualifying race for the European Championships to be held in Strathclyde (at the same venue) in 2018. Georgina won her Age Group winning a GOLD Medal. She had already qualified for the 2018 European Championships by virtue of her European Championship Gold Medal from Lisbon last year.

Distances were:
swim 750 metres - 2 laps of a square shaped course, with turns every 100 yards, and a lot of "fighting" for position. The lake was 19 degrees and warm.

bike 12.5 miles - 4 out-and-back laps on a surprisingly hilly course next to the lake.

run 3 miles - 2 out-and-back laps around the lake shore.

Results:

252. Steve Hope        14.39    41.51    22.19  =  78.49  AG 22.
261. Susie Freeman     11.58    43.15    23.53  =  79.06  AG  6.
464. Georgina Jennings 17.12    49.35    32.12  =  98.59  AG 1st.

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The first PACTRAC Mini-Series Triathlon of this season took place at Oundle last Wednesday.

Distances were:

swim 400 yards. 8 lengths of Oundle Pool.

bike 10-miles. 1-lap around Glapthorn and the Benefields.

run 3.5 miles. Out to Glapthorn and back.

Junior Jonathan Arnold took a commanding lead in the swim, coming out 77-seconds ahead of Tom Dyke, with Jim Carmichael hot on Tom's heels. At this stage, Peter Harris and Jaap Flikweert were 26 and 42 seconds down on Tom, respectively, whilst Andy Gregg was a further minute behind.

However, all was to change on the bike, as Peter came in off of the bike just 5-seconds ahead of Jaap, with Andy only 12-seconds further adrift, just ahead of Aaron Godden and Chris Pike. Andy consolidated third place on the run, but was unable to make enough in-roads into the other two. Jaap had the fastest run of the day and was able to pull away from Peter to finish 24-seconds ahead.

Julia Ratcliffe in her first Mini-Series for 7-years, was the first female home.

Chris Pike takes an early lead in the Club Championships, with fellow Supervet, Steve Hope, in 2nd place overall.

This week sees the first of the two Novice races integrated into the event, with the second Novice race being on 14th June.

Results are on http://www.pactrac.co.uk/events/4198

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05-06-17

PACTRAC Mini-Series 2.

Jonathan Oakey smashed his Mini-Series PB by 2:54 minutes in the second
PACTRAC Mini-Series triathlon at Oundle.
Jonathan knocked 30-seconds off his (400 yard) swim time from last
year, as he exited the water hot on the heals of fellow Junior,
Jonathan Arnold. (He also knocked over a minute off each of his bike
and run splits). Katie Tasker in her first Mini-Series race was 3rd at
this point, before Robin Laukaitis lead Susie Freeman out. These latter
two were to have a race-long battle, with Robin coming home just 6-
seconds in front, whilst Susie went on to claim first lady.

Tony Daniels was 6th out of the water and moved up to 2nd off the bike,
before moving back to 6th at the finish. Aaron Godden was 3rd off the
bike, but moved back to 4th on the run, as Steve Hope (7th off the
bike) and Ollie Rees (9th off the bike), moved up to 2nd and 3rd
respectively.

We also had a Novice-only wave which incorporated a shorter swim of 200
yards, followed by the same bike (10-miles) and run (3.5-miles) as
normal. 5 competitors took advantage of the shorter swim with Stephen
Comber leading the way in his first season in triathlon.

Results are on http://pactrac.co.uk/events/results/?race=4199&course=0&competitor=0

The 2nd Novice Mini-Series will be on Wednesday 14th June.

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4 PACTRACers travelled to Chester for the World Championship qualifying
race over the Standard distance of:

swim 1500 metres in the River Dee in 19 degree water. 900 metres were
against the current before turning back for a final 600 metres with the
current.

bike 25 miles - 1 lap around parts of Cheshire and into Wales.

run 6.25 miles - 3 laps along the River Dee.

All gave a good account of themselves, against 1300 of the best
athletes in the country.

308 Aaron Godden     30:18    70:16    44:42  =  2:25:16  AG 45.
347 Steve Hope     28:34    73:49    44:50  =  2:27:13  AG 25.
431 Andrea Robinett   26:09    77:50    47:54  =  2:31:53  AG 11.
531 Sarah Haslam     29:08    80:30    48:38  =  2:38:16  AG 13.

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Paul Lunn competed in the National Clarion Cycling Club's 50-mile
Championship in Derbyshire and came 5th overall in a time of 1:50:03.
Paul was competing for the local Fenland Clarion Cycling Club and as
the first Clarion rider home is the new Clarion 50-mile Champion. He
was also part of the 3-man winning team alongside Simon Pitchford and
Dave Thorold. Malc Jacklyn should be putting in a report for the
Fenland Clarion.

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Walden Junior Triathlon.

One of the biggest races of the Eastern Junior series was held at
Saffron Walden. This is an Eastern Region Qualifier with over 300
competitors from 6-counties, competing for 12 places in the National
Championships at Mallory Park in August.

1st out of the blocks was Katie Tasker in TS3 who came out of the swim
in contention & on the bike she was able to open an unassailable lead.
After a slick transition, she soon got into her running and was able to
secure a comfortable win.

In the TS2 girls Olivia Corner was able to get an amazing second place
in a very strong field, despite having an issue on the bike course that
lost her over 30 seconds, but she stayed composed and didn't panic. She
was able to maintain focus on the run. It was a nervy time waiting for
the results, as due to the staggered start, they were not known until
all the competitors had finished.

These results stand both of them in a good position to obtain
qualification. If both are successful this will be the 1st time PACTRAC
will have had 2 members racing in the National Championships.

It was "a hard day at the coal face" for the other 3, on this energy
sapping course; as Toby Cooke, Chloe & Josh Moore will all benefit from
racing at this higher level, and "toughed it out" to finish strongly.

Tristart
11th Josh Moore  12:55

Tristar 2
2nd Olivia Corner  27:30

Tristar 2
17th Chloe Moore  35:36

Tristar 3
1st Katie Tasker  35:02

Tristar 3
19th Toby Cooke  47:47

The Junior Selection for the Inter-Regional
Championships (IRC) is from 2 qualifying races - Walden and Cambridge;
and the panel choose from the results of both races. Hence, it looks
good, but we will have to wait for the final race in Impington on 25th
June, before we know who has qualified.

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5 races took place at Tallington Lakes on Sunday, with Open Water
SuperSprint, Sprint and Olympic distance triathlons, plus Sprint and
Olympic distance Aquathlons. 263 athletes finished the various races on
offer, including just 4 PACTRACers - far fewer than in previous years.

• Super Sprint distance Open Water Triathlon (400M/5.6m/1.5m)
• Sprint distance Open Water Triathlon (750m/15m/3m) & Sprint Aquathlon
(swim 750m /run 3m)
• Olympic distance Open Water Triathlon (1500m/26m/6.25m) & Olympic
Aquathlon (1500m/6.25m)

swim - out and back.
bike - 2 laps for the Standard, 1 lap for the Sprint, 1 shorter lap for
the SS.
run - A T-shaped run of 1, 2 or 4 laps, all within the lake area.

Sprint:
13.  Gary Shoemake 14:39    49:06    23:06  =  1:26:51  AG 2.
17   Jon Webb    16:20    51:26    23:10  =  1:30:56  AG 2.

Standard:
13.  Dave Patmore-Hill 26:46    85:32    44:50  =  2:37:08  AG 5.

Sprint Aquathlon:
6.   Sarah McNair       15:11    2:47    34:41  =  52:40  AG 2.

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14-06-17
The ITU Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Championships were held
at Leeds at the weekend. This was round 4 in a 9-round competition
(Round 5 is in Hamburg on July 16th).  This was the 2nd year that Leeds
have held the event, having taken over from London's Hyde Park last
year. Age Group athletes were able to compete on the same course as the
world’s best. In the Elite competition GB provided 4 of the top 5
places against the World's best, headed by Alistair Brownlee. The event
was based around Roundhay Park and Leeds City Centre.

Katie Tasker (see photo) finished 9th in the Junior Triathlon, against
the best athletes across Britain.

9.  Katie Tasker   4:35    16:01    10:44  =  31:20

Adrian Tasker reports:
"Katie Tasker raced in the draft legal race at Leeds. She had a good
swim and was in touch with
the leaders, a solid bike, and faded a little on the run. It was a very
hilly course on the
run which knocked out her stride pattern. In F1 terms "an extreme wet
Tyre
set up, with maximum grip" and sacrificed some speed as a result.  If
it were
a 'dry race' she would have gone much faster- Same for everyone I know.
But a
good result all in all. Just got back from a very damp Leeds; quite a
few
crashes, as kids at that age take chances. There are some bigger races
down
the line so no need to go for broke today. A very big race with long
runs into
and out of transition."

PACTRAC had 2 athletes in the senior non-drafting race, over the
distances of: swim 1500 metres, bike 25-miles, run 6.25-miles.

294.  Paul Jephcott     33:34    81:27    52:01  =  2:47:02  AG  9.
446.  Adrian Chambers   40:35    100:02   63:11  =  3:23:48  AG 28.

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PACTRAC held their 3rd Mini-Series of this summers' 8 races at Oundle
last Wednesday. Jaap Flikweert won ahead of Peter Harris - the same
result as Mini-Series 1 two weeks earlier! 21 athletes competed with
Junior, Jonathan Arnold again leading the swimmers out, nearly 50-
seconds ahead of Robin Laukaitis. It was another 13-seconds before
Simon Guerin emerged, just ahead of Jim Carmichael. 24-seconds later,
Rob Hammond led the main pack of 7 swimmers within 16 seconds of one
another.

16 seconds also separated the top-4 athletes at the end of the bike
leg, with both Peter Harris and Jaap Flikweert now in the top 4, as
they came in off of the bike with Rob and Simon. Jaap managed to catch
both Peter and Rob early on, on the  run and ran away with the second
fastest run of the evening. Peter held onto 2nd and Rob 3rd, whilst
Scott Lloyd had the fastest run and moved up to 4th. Hannah Bassett was
the first lady home on a night where only 3 PB's were recorded.

Results are on http://pactrac.co.uk/events/4200/

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21-06-17

PACTRAC held the fourth Wednesday night Mini-Series Triathlon at
Oundle
last Wednesday. 25 competitors started including 2 in a Novice-only
field which had a shorter 200 metre swim.

The other 23 started in the normal 400 metre wave, with the bike (10-
miles) and run (3.5 miles) being the same.

First out of the water was Jonathan Arnold 1-minute ahead of Susie
Freeman, Simon Guerin and Rob Hammond. Wayne Stainsby was the next
out,
another 15-seconds behind.

Rob managed to hold Wayne off, on the bike; as the two came into T2
with just 5-seconds separating them. Simon was just behind, as the 3
of
them had a gap of over a minute on the chasers.

Wayne then had the 2nd fastest run of the night to pull away from Rob
for a convincing win. Chris Pike did a PB and with a good run managed
to hold off Andy Gregg for 3rd place. Scott Lloyd had the 2nd fastest
run of the night to move up to 6th overall. Susie Freeman was the
first
lady ahead of up-and-coming Hannah Bassett. Junior, Jonathan Arnold
went under the hour for the first time, as one of 5 athletes to record
PB's.

Results are on  http://pactrac.co.uk/events/4201/

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Andrea Robinett was 31st in her Age Group at the European Standard
Distance Triathlon Championships, in Kitzbuhel, Austria.

This is the 3rd time that Andrea has represented GB at these
Championships, including at the same venue in 2014, where she also
came
31st. (In 2015 in Geneva, she was 15th). Andrea did well on a very
hilly bike course, but that took it's toll and Andrea hung on bravely
in the run.

31.  Andrea Robinett  23:17    93:28    56:23 =  2:53:08

This weekend sees the European Sprint Triathlon Championships in
Dusseldorf; where Georgina Jennings will be trying to retain her
European Title that she won in Lisbon last year.

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8 members competed in the local Dambuster Triathlon, held at Rutland
Water.

The distances were:
swim 1500 metres in the lake with a beach start, running straight into
the stones and boulders underfoot. 1 lap.

bike 26 miles - 1 lap around Oakham, Uppingham, Morcott, Ketton and
Empingham; taking in the triple hills between Oakham and Uppingham and
then the Rookeries hill by Ketton Cement.

run 6.25 miles, over tghe Dam to Normanton Church and back.

The heat took it's toll, but 4 of the 8 PACTRACers recorded top 3
placings in their Age Group, including a first from Giles Cooper - his
first ever Age Group win.

26.  Giles Cooper 28:03    73:19    40:52  =  2:22:14  AG 1st.
53.  Simon Guerin 25:33  73:55    47:59  =  2:27:27  AG 11.
88.  Andy Gregg 35:55    74:44    42:39  =  2:33:18  AG 21.
89.  Steve Hope 29:08  77:41    46:32  =  2:33:21  AG 2.
108. Jeremy Thompson 30:57  79:47    44:57  =  2:35:41  AG 3.
115. David Wagstaff 27:38  76:22    53:17  =  2:37:17  AG 10.
187. Sarah Haslam 29:30  85:42    50:21  =  2:45:33  AG 2.
369. Simon Taylor 39:49 91:51    60:59  =  3:12:39  AG 20.

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Georgina Jennings won the Age Group below her at the Woodhall Spa
Triathlon. It was a hot 34-degrees but Georgina, nevertheless had a
good run, and won the Age Group below her. This was her final warm-up
before aiming to defend her European title in Dusseldorf this coming
weekend.

The distances were:

swim 400 metres in the outdoor Lido.
bike  15 miles on flat country roads.
run    3 miles.

297. Chris Waghorn 7:46    53:05    26:25  =  1:27:16  AG 48.
467. Georgina Jennings 9:31    55:36    31:08  =  1:36:15  AG 1st.

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Amy Hayes participated in the BLDSA Champion of Champions swimming
weekend at Dover in glorious sunshine. The water and weather were so
perfect at Dover that it wasn't really effective preparation for Amy's
Channel Swim next month.

5k swim.  12th Amy Hayes 1:55:04.

3k swim.  11th Amy Hayes 1:05:08

2k swim.  11th Amy Hayes 44:32

Overall Senior Ladies Championship.

11th Amy Hayes 3:44:44

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Another PACTRACer doing a long-distance swim was Phil Jones.

Phil did a 10k swim and had a consistent swim on a hot day, having to
contend with a split wetsuit and minor cramp.

34. Phil Jones 3:31 hours. AG 2nd.

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28-06-17

The European Sprint Triathlon Championships were held in Dusseldorf last weekend - just 1-week after the European Standard distance Championships in Kitzbuhel.

Jonathan Oakey recorded a fantastic 2nd place in the 16-19 year Age Group. Jonathan is only 17 and came 2nd in the 16-19 year old category. The winner was a fellow British Athlete two years older than him. He was out of the water in first place. Jonathan got a SILVER MEDAL in his first International race.

Georgina Jennings went one better. Of the 15 Gold medal winners last year, 3 retained their European Sprint Titles, including Georgina Jennings in the 70-74 category.

Georgina had a great race. "The worst part was after swimming in the basin of the Rhine, we had 60 steps to climb to reach the bridge before the long, long run to transition. It was windy on the bridges, so we had to hang on tight. Their were quite a few crashes on the bike. I ran okay as the weather was good. I was elated with the win, but felt shattered afterwards".

Georgina won the race by 86 seconds, having taken a commanding lead on the bike, where she was 4 minutes quicker than any of her rivals. She was over 2 1/2 minutes down in the swim, to a German competitor, but had the fastest bike and run to complete a resounding victory.

1. Georgina Jennings 18:40 51:04 31:14 = 1:40:58 GOLD MEDAL.

16-19 Age Group.
2. Jonathan Oakey    10:20    38:43       18:54 = 67:57 SILVER MEDAL.

20-24 Age Group.
9. Henry Morton          11:52    39:41    18:18 = 69:51

45-49 Age Group.
40. Jonathan Crowley 13:57    41:31    21:54 = 77:22

The attached photo's are of Georgina Jennings (2) and Jonathan Oakey (1).
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Nathan Tweedie competed in the Elite race at the Cardiff Triathlon. He was 4th out of the water and came out with the lead swimmers. He was, therefore, able to contribute in the lead pack on the bike and led them into T2, before dropping a few places on the run.

The distances were: swim 750 metres, bike 12.5 miles, run 3-miles.

13. Nathan Tweedie   9:38    31:44       17:11 = 58:33

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Susie Freeman won her Age Group in the Monster Sprint Triathlon at Feltwell over the distances of:

swim 450 metres.
bike 13 miles.
run 2.5 miles.

14. Susie Freeman   8:08    40:02       22:09 = 70:19 AG 1st.

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Steve Hope came 8th in his Age Group in the Llandudno Sea Triathlon. This was a qualifying race for the World Championships in September, with the top 4 qualifying automatically. Steve, therefore, will have to wait for a Rolldown place, but will try again in Redcar at the end of July.

The sea temperature (750 metres), was much cooler than the River Nene at present, and their were jellyfish to contend with. The bike section (12-miles), was two-laps up the Great Orme and back down the other side, on closed roads. The run (3-miles), was out and back along the coast-road.

123. Steve Hope   18:03    41:33    21:05 = 80:41 AG 8th.

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It was a good day for the club at the Cambridge Junior Triathlon.

Katie Tasker won the TS3 event and automatically qualified for the British Championships in August. It was a typical performance, with all being level in the swim, before she powered away on the bike, opening up a substantial lead, and was in control to win comfortably.
In TS2 Olivia Corner was not quite firing on all cylinders and finished 4th. She has to wait to see if she has been selected. She was not able to make headway on the bike and despite a good run was narrowly run out of the podium positions. Connor Walker had his 1st outing of the summer. His strong swim had him well placed and an improved bike meant he was in contention, as he finished 6th in a very competitive boys race. Libby Mellor had an improved race; after a tough bike, she soon got into her running to finish very strongly with an improved and fluent run, picking up a number of places. Lottie Tasker had a good bike but tired and lost positions on the run. Josh Moore had a good race and his development continues.
The British Championships, or Inter Regional Championships (IRC), is where the top 3 from each Age Group from each region race off for the British title. Only the top 30 in Britain get an invite. Katie has made this for the 3rd year in a row and the course suits her with an open water swim, a hilly bike and a flat run, so she should be in the mix.

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PACTRAC held the 5th race of this year's Mini-Series at Oundle last Wednesday. (swim 400 yards, bike 10-miles, run 3.5-miles).

Robin Laukaitis led Tony Daniels out of the water, over 20-seconds ahead of Rob Hammond, with Wayne Stainsby a further 12-seconds behind. It was a further 16-seconds before a group of 5 swimmers emerged, led by Michael Stark, in his first triathlon.

Tony immediately took the lead on the bike and came into T2 30-seconds clear of Rob, with Wayne only 11-seconds further back. Jaap Flikweert moved up to 4th, but was another 45-seconds down.

However, Jaap was able to catch both Tony and Rob on the run, before Rob moved back in front and won that particular sprint. Wayne, however, had moved ahead and went on to win the race by 45 seconds, with a great display of running. Michael Stark had the fastest run of the day to move up to 4th overall.

Both this week and last week Wayne won with Rob second; but this time Rob has closed the gap from 78 seconds to 45 seconds.

Only 4 PBs were recorded on the night, including one by first lady, Wendy Coxshall.

Results are on www.pactrac.co.uk/events/4202/

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