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King’s Lynn Triathlon Club: Simon Hardy second in age group at last of cross country Shouldham Warren GP Series

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Members of King’s Lynn Triathlon Club have come out of hibernation and scooped up some medals.

Sunday saw the last of the Shouldham Warren GP Series.

Simon Hardy flew round the 6.5km course in 26.46 and came second in his age group.

Simon Hardy (31250331)
Simon Hardy (31250331)

Darren Elsdon finished in 30.54, coming fourth in his category. Due to injury, Debbie James was unable to race but was thrilled to receive a medal for coming third in the series overall!

Junior Lola Kidman showed what hard work and dedication can achieve with fourth on the day in the U11 age group and 3rd overall. Thomas Elsdon came a brilliant 8th in the U9’s, a day after he took part in the local swimming gala, winning silver in the 200m breaststroke and three PBs!

Over at the Thetford trail half-marathon, Tim Eyles finished 100th from a field of 570 runners. His time of 1.48.57 placed him 9th overall in his division.

Juliette Meek completed her ninth full marathon, winning her age division and 2nd female overall in 4hr 18min.

Juliette Meek (31250329)
Juliette Meek (31250329)

Six members took part in the Cambridge half-marathon. First to finish was Mark Doughty (Ryston Runners) in 1.43.01, closely followed by Ashish Rastogi (KL community runners) 1.45.09, John Sayer in 2.0.44, a pb by 10 minutes, Marie Doughty (Dunerunners) 2.13.42, Steven Pentland (Run DMC) 2.17.01 and Vicky Dunthorne 3.06.28.

Steve Bowdery ran the Burghley 7-mile in 56 minutes, the first of eight events he is competing in this year, raising money for the Junior Gateway Club charity. Steven’s daughter has learning difficulties and finds it difficult to socialise. The club (http://wnmencap.org.uk/gateway/) creates a safe environment for people like his daughter.

Steven will also be racing in the GEAR 10km, one full and three half ironman triathlons, a full marathon and a half-marathon. The club’s other juniors, Alice Page, Esmie Kidman and Sophie Doig, won medals at Saturday’s swimming gala.

For more information, visit https://kltri.co.uk/

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