Kim Bell and Nathan Tweedie represent GB. Paul 2nd. Jim qualifies again.

Kim Bell competed in Egypt as part of a British Triathlon FederationElite Squad. the race took part in Hurghada, Egypt and was part of the
African Cup Series.

8th. Kim Bell GBR 2:16:31 (no splits available).

This was the first time that Kim has raced abroad with the BTF squad
against International competition. She received 115.88 ITU points and
is now currently 344th in the World Rankings.

Swim - 1500 meter sea swim. 2 laps with a quick exit after 750m to run
on the beach before re-entering the water.

bike - 25 miles involving multiple laps out and back.

run - 6.25 miles again multiple laps.


Kim then competed just one week later in Quarteira, Portugal in the
European Cup, again over the Standard distance.

SWIM - 1500 meters. 2 laps. Beach mass start. Water temperature: 19-20.
Wetsuits were allowed.

BIKE - 25 miles. 6 laps. Mostly flat with 1 short steep hill and 3x
180ยบ turns.

RUN - 6.25 miles. 4 laps. Flat course at seaside.

This time the prizes went down to 10th place.

2 of the Elite women were out of the water ahead, with Kim in a small
group just 20 seconds behind, and the rest of the swimmers spread out
over the next couple of minutes. Kim had a minute's lead on some of the
leading contenders.

Kim then suffered a buckled wheel on the bike, and was caught by a
couple of groups in the draft-legal bike section, and ultimately had to
let them go. She fought well on the run to come home in 35th position,
in her 2nd GB Elite race in 2 weeks.

Kim is now on a Training Camp in Portugal with the National BTF Squad
until early April.

35. Kim Bell GBR 20:55 72:15 47:12 = 2:20:22

In the Men's Junior Race over the Sprint distance of swim 750 meters,
bike 12.5 miles and run 3 miles, Nathan Tweedie got caught in the pack,
coming out of the swim in the top 20, in a very competitive race.
Nathan managed to get into a good group on the bike, and they worked
well together, coming in just behind the lead group. Nathan started the
run just 14 seconds down, but with most of the athletes still in
contention, it was a fast and furious final 3-mile run.

Nathan represented GB last year, but this was his first outing abroad
with the GB Junior Squad.

24. Nathan Tweedie GBR 9:33 30:33 17:39 = 57:45


PACTRAC had 4 athletes competing in the Clumber Park Duathlon.

"Both run sections took place on fully closed tarmac roads and featured
steady climbs at the outset, which meant that athletes were running
downhill to the first transition and the finishing line. The bike
course was through some of the most beautiful tree lined routes in the
UK, including some closed roads. The long rolling roads tested the
athletes strength as they pitched from climb to descent."


Standard - run 6.25 miles, bike 25 miles, run 3 miles.

Fresh from qualifying at Rutland Water for the World Duathlon
Championships in Adelaide, Australia in October,

Jim Fell made it 2 in 2.

Clumber Park was a qualifying race, for the European Duathlon
Championships next year. The date and venue have yet to be confirmed.
Jim Qualified. These are strange races in that you qualify for a race
next year, so although you are racing in your current 5-year Age Group,
20% of the field are trying to qualify in the next Age Group up. Jim,
therefore, came 2nd in his "new" Age Group, and is delighted with his
achievements, again in tough, windy conditions.

New member, Louise Alexander, competed in her first multi-sport event.

"My first duathlon done at Clumber Park. Loved it!!! Can't wait until
the next one!!!".

In a tough event on a windy day, 22 athletes failed to finish over the
two races, leaving another 874 in the results.


Standard Distance - Run 6.25 miles, Bike 25 miles, Run 3 miles.

156. Richard Nixon 45:55 72:02 22:28 = 2:20:25 AG 27.

343. Jim Fell 52:04 87:44 30:06 = 2:49:54 AG 9.

In the Sprint distance race, Paul Vernon finished 2nd overall,
continuing his rich vein of form. Paul was 2nd going into the final
run, just over half-a-minute down, and although he pulled 6 seconds
back, it was not enough.
Sprint Distance - Run 3 miles, Bike 12.5 miles, Run 1.5 miles.

2. Paul Vernon 16:34 32:11 8:21 = 57:06 AG 1st.

356. Louise Alexander 24:44 48:23 12:33 = 85:40 AG 21.


In the Reading Half-Marathon: Paul Lunn 1:14:59. Jimmy Robinson 1:31:17.


Paul Jephcott has qualified to represent GB in the mid-distance
triathlon European Championships in Rimini, on the North-East Coast of
Italy on 24th May. Paul qualified based on his performance at the
European Championships in Majorca last year.

Distances: swim 1900 metre's, bike 56 miles, run 13.1 miles.