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King's Lynn triathletes cross the county border for latest action

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Five King’s Lynn Triathlon Club members crossed the border into Lincolnshire on Sunday to race the small, friendly Tallington triathlon.

The race is based at Tallington Lakes leisure park with the swim in its pleasant water sports lake.

The bike rolls through the Lincolnshire countryside and the run a flat but slightly mind numbing out and back around the lake, twice for those racing Olympic distance, plus some significant time required in transition between swim and bike in particular.

Mark Fountain set the bar high for any future performances coming home in the 1500/47km/10km Olympic distance event in 2hrs 49.

This earned him 23rd place in what was his first attempt at this multi disciplinary challenge having had success with swim and run events in the past.

Karen Wood went one better on her third in age group at Ely Duathlon last month coming second in age group in 3hrs 22 with Jenna Gotts also putting in a solid performance of 3hrs 14 earning her 15th female overall.

Both should be pleased with this as a warm up to their Half Ironman distance event to come at Holkham Outlaw in July.

Andre Delgado completed the Olympic distance quad with a pleasing time of 3hrs 23 and an epic finish line crossing.

Helen Melville competed in the 750m/27km/5km sprint distance event she held over from last year securing a pleasing age group win and sixth female overall in a time of 1hr 44.

Adrian Ebbs, Paul and Vicky Dunthorne travelled north to Leeds for the AJ Bell triathlon weekend which incorporates the Triathlon World Series for elites.

Vicky successfully competed in the sprint event on Saturday with Adrian and Paul taking on the Olympic distance the following day.

Paul was sadly left without a finish time due to a lost timing chip but Adrian finished in an impressive 2hrs 46 in an extremely large and competitive field.

All then enjoyed watching the professionals race and even commented that their routes were easier!

Both races were friendly, well organised and COVID safe and mark the happy return to triathlon racing for the club.

There is great excitement building for the season ahead and we are looking forward to a busy calendar of events across various distances.

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