Paul wins AG in 70.3 Turkey. Tracy wins Snowdon Marathon. Jim in Adelaide. Roger 7th in Hawaii. Duathlon and Prize Presentation.

Paul Lunn competed in the Gloria 70.3 Half-Ironman Triathlon inBelek, Antalya, Turkey, and finished his season with a brilliant first
place in his Age Group.

Distances were:

swim 1.2 miles - in the calm waters off the Mediterranean coast from
Belek Beach.

bike 56 miles - a one-loop course through forests and orange

run 13.1 miles - a half marathon around the golf course, followed with
a finish in the Sports Arena.

This was the first IRONMAN 70.3 in Turkey, and attracted 1,000

Professional, Frederik Van Lierde, won this inaugural IRONMAN 70.3
Turkey in 3:53:48, with a strong Age Group win from Paul Lunn. Despite
injury earlier this year, Paul has worked hard to come back stronger
and he showed that in turkey. He won his Age Group by a big margin, and
was the 3rd Age Grouper overall!

Paul said: "That was one good solid day today, in perfect conditions.
The bike course had some shocking sections, and the run was long."

Paul was 12th out of the water in his Age Group, but had the fastest
bike and fastest run to come home in a superfast time of 4:14:01.

Paul qualified for the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Australia
2016. He was 21st overall in a class field of international athletes,
of whom only 3 managed to beat the 4-hour mark. Paul was the 3rd
fastest Age Grouper competing, whilst the other 18 ahead of him were
all professionals. Another 6 pro's finished behind him.


21. Paul Lunn 27.08 2.24.43 1.22.10 = 4.14.01 AG 1st.


PACTRACer Tracy McCartney, competing for her first claim running club,
NVH's, was the first lady home in the annual Snowdon Marathon. Tracy's
time of 3:08:44 was on a course with over 3,000 feet of climbing. She
was competing in a field of 484 females and came home first with an
average speed of 7:12 minutes per mile. Tracy finished 51st overall
from 1,838 finishers on this tough course.


Roger Canham competed in the World Ironman Championships in Hawaii
for the 7th time.

327. Roger Canham 1:11:47 5:26:53 3:21:26 = 10:00:06 Age Group 7th.

" ... 72 hours later I am still smiling, thrilled with the result that seemed
so unlikely at almost every point of the race. It really never is over
until it’s over, ironman is unique in that respect and the Big Island
doubly so. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to race on Kona and
never take it for granted, it’s very special."

Roger's Report is here:


2 local athletes competed in the World Duathlon Championships in
Adelaide, Australia.

Claire Steels WON the women’s 25-29 Age Group in the Sprint race, and
was on the podium ahead of two other British girls. Claire won in a
time of 1:06:21. Harriet Enoch was second in 1:07:54, with Rebecca York
picking up bronze with her 1:08:24. The Sprint Distance covers a 3 mile
run, 12.5 mile bike and a final 1.5 mile run.

PACTRAC's Jim Fell Did the Standard Distance Duathlon (run 6.25 miles,
bike 25 miles, run 3 miles).

Jim said:

"The first run went well. Target 50 minutes. Actual 50:03.

The Transitions were long, because you had to run all of the way around
the outside - about 2.5 minutes.

The Bike leg was about 10 minutes quicker than last year, but by this
time it was well over 30 degrees.

I struggled on the last run, with it being so hot, and came home 18th
out of 23 starters.

The lesson learnt was to come out at least a week beforehand, to get
used to the time difference and the temperature - it was up to 35

18. Jim Fell 50:03 86:24 31:41 = 2:48:08.

Jim did the same race in Pontevedra, Spain last year in 2:57:20. He was
quicker in all 3 disciplines this year.


PACTRAC held their annual Duathlon, AGM and Prize Presentation at
Woodnewton on Sunday.

15 competitors entered the Duathlon which was won by Paul Vernon, who
led from the gun. Paul missed out on a PB for this course and a new
Course Record, by just 1-second. His time of 50:33 saw him win
comfortably by over 5-minutes from Mark Weathersby, with Andrew Chapman
holding off 2 juniors, Jonathan Oakey and Josh Mould, for third place.
Paul's time of 50:32 from 2013 remains the Course Record.

Distances were: run 2 miles, bike 11 miles, run 2 miles.

At the Annual Prize Presentation, 19 Trophies were awarded:

Club Champion: Simon Hoppe - for a record 12th time, extending back to
1990 !

Vet Champion - Simon Hoppe.

Super-vet Champion - Antony Brown.

Female Champion - Christina Cork.

Female Vet Champion - Christina Cork.

Female Super-vet Champion - Sue Davys.

Mini-Series: Nathan Tweedie.

Female Mini-Series: Abi Schofield.

Youth Champion: Jonathan Oakey.

Junior Trophy: Katie Tasker.

Long Course: Paul Lunn.

Biathlon: Sue Davys.

Duathlon: Paul Vernon.

Run, bike, run: Steve Giles.

Novice: Josh Mould.

Most Improved: Jonathan Oakey.

Outstanding Performance: Nathan Tweedie.

Pactracer of the Year: Sam Fielding.

Off-Road Triathlon: Simon Hoppe.

Simon Hoppe came away with 3 Trophies, whilst Christina Cork, Sue
Davys, Jonathan Oakey and Nathan Tweedie all took home 2 apiece.

Sam Fielding won the PACTRACer of the Year Trophy for her sterling work
in taking the Junior Section forward. We now have over 30 Juniors
regularly training at the Stanground sessions.

The best Novice Trophy went to Josh Mould who in 11 Mini-Series races
has produced 10 PB's taking his time down from an initial 71.20 to

Nathan Tweedie won the Outstanding Performance Trophy. Nathan came 3rd
in the very prestigious Junior Elite Triathlon in London. At other
races in the Series, he was coming home in around 30th spot, when
suddenly he had a great race in London and came 3rd against the best
Juniors in the country.

Nathan had some tough competition, as PACTRAC had many top performances
throughout 2015 including:

Roger Canham - Ironman South Africa. Age Group 1ST.

Roger Canham - Ironman World Championships, Hawaii. AG 7th.

Nicolas Kernick - PACTRAC Peterborough Duathlon 1st.

Paul Vernon - Anglian Water Duathlon, Grafham Water 1st.

Paul Vernon - BRJ Duathlon 1st.

Paul Vernon - Oulton Park. English National Age Group Duathlon
Champion. GOLD MEDAL 1st.

Nathan Tweedie - NiceTri Sprint Aquathlon 1st.

Nathan Tweedie - GB Team in Portugal and Bulgaria.

Nathan Tweedie - Tallington Triathlon 1st.

Nathan Tweedie - London Triathlon, Junior Elite 3rd.

Jonathan Oakey - East Midland Youth Series 1st.

Simon Hoppe - NiceTri British Sprint Championships BRONZE MEDAL 3rd.

Simon Hoppe - Tallington Sprint Triathlon 1st.

Simon Hoppe - World Championships in Chicago Age Group 8th.

Wayne Stainsby - Xscape@Bedford Sprint Triathlon 1st.

Antony Brown - NiceTri British Sprint Championships BRONZE MEDAL 3rd.

Antony Brown - Grafman English National Middle-distance Championships

Antony Brown - Liverpool National Championships SILVER MEDAL 2nd.

George Prodrick - Oulton Park English National Age Group Duathlon
Championships. GOLD MEDAL 1st.

Paul Lunn - St.Neots Tri 1st.

Paul Lunn - 70.3 Turkey 21st o/a and Age Group 1st.

Kim Bell - GB Team in Egypt, Portugal, Germany and the Czech Republic.

Katie Tasker - Eastern Region Tristar2 Series WINNER.

Katie Tasker - won 8 triathlon races on the trot.

Abi Schofield - 48-hour Treadmill run in Guernsey. Abi now holds the
British ladies half-marathon Treadmill record, the British and WORLD
Marathon records as well as the British 24-hour record, covering 111.9

Tracy McCartney - Man vs Mountain 24th / 1210 1st lady.

Tracy McCartney - Snowdon Marathon 1st lady.

Georgina Jennings - World Championships in Chicago SILVER MEDAL 2nd.

Georgina Jennings - NiceTri St.Neots British Sprint Championships GOLD
MEDAL 1st.

Georgina Jennings - Priory Park Triathlon 1st lady.

Georgina Jennings - European Championships in Geneva GOLD MEDAL 1st.

And that's just 15 of the PACTRACers who had some extraordinary success this