King’s Lynn triathlete Nicky nails Monster Middle Distance

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King’s Lynn Triathlon Club members have had a busy couple of weekends.

At the Monster Middle Distance Triathlon (1.9km swim, 83km bike and 21km run) in Ely, Nicky Roger stormed to an age group win in a total time of 4hr 51mins, a new personal best of 25 minutes. Jamie Sparrow also completed the race in a time of 4hr 33min 37sec (32:38swim, 2:20:35bike, 1:38:20run).

Maureen Wolfe and Francesca Hall also gained age group wins at the Monster Olympic Race (1.6km swim, 40km bike and 10km run).

At the Newmarket Duathlon Ian Kidman completed the 2.5mile swim, 14mile bike and 2.5mile run in a total time of 1hr 19min 52seconds, placing him first for his age group. Mike Hailey, competing in his first duathlon, completed the race in 1hr 23min 34seconds.

Geraldine Jordan raced the Kimbolton half marathon and completed in 1hr 46mins, a new PB of over four minutes.

Mark Collins took part in the SVP100 ultra marathon, a 100km run starting in Newmarket and following the Stour Valley Path towards Manningtree in Essex, but unfortunately had to pull out at the 80km checkpoint.

Miles Thomas and a team from Wetnosers successfully took on one of the world’s greatest swimming challenges by swimming across the channel to raise money for the Pace Centre that Miles’s daughter attends.

Last weekend eight members took part in one of the country’s biggest triathlon events in London, taking part in the Olympic distance race.

Results: Miles Thomas 2:28:41, Karl Patterson 2:42:14, Robert Claxton 2:42:22, Tamlin Hegarty 3:03:35, Kirsty Bunting 3:05:05, Anna Seaman 3:13:57 and Emma Cuthell 3:15:23. Mike Hailey took part in the sprint distance in 1:25:30.

A team took part in the eastern area relay championship. Francesca Hall, Adrian Ebbs and Neil Gayton came home in a total time of 4:02:04.

For more information visit the website www.kingslynntriathlonclub.co.uk