Like any good franchise film there is always a good sequel..with that in mind Jackpot Racing’s Will Cowen was back in action this weekend at the Clumber Park Duathlon following his recents pursuits at the Milton Keynes Half Marathon. Also in the Jackpot colours were Gordon Kilroy and China Clarke at the Standard Distance, and Helen Drew in the Sprint.
Will finished 2nd overall in a time of 1:51:59 to compliment a good winter of training and racing. Next stop Gran Canaria. Great result Will and well done.
Gordon was the next Jackpot home in a time of 2:07:26 finishing 5th in his age group. Gordon said “This was my warm up race for the ETU in Spain. Everything seemed to go to plan and I managed to finish a race without losing anything (gels/bottles/magnets/sensors/will to live), so a good start to the season.”
China getting to grips with his TT bike gave us his views on the race.
“Windy day, aero bars not bolted tight as I realised the left bar was getting longer than the other so I had to pull back a little on the force at times. Not my best prep, felt slightly podgy but all in all I’m reasonably happy with my performance. I paced my 10k so I could match it on my 5k; I’m slowly learning. Good first race of the season and although the weather was challenging compared to what the guys had to deal with the next day I consider myself very lucky.”
China finished in a time of 2:11:41.
The standard distance race made way for the Sprint where Helen Drew had a first run split of 22:26, a 39:48 bike, and finished with run 12:07 over the last 2.5k. Helen finished 1:16:39mins.
Welldone to all the Jackpot Clumber Crew.
Meanwhile a little further west of Clumber Park on Saturday 18th March Jackpot’s Don Corleone (Chris Brown)was racing in the Stafford Master Open Swim Meet.
Chris was third in his age group at 50m freestyle and stated ” A disappointing time but every one else was saying they had slow times as well.”
Following his podium Chris raced his first first ever fly race (Always nice to lose a cherry) and missed out on a medal by 0.09s. Chris said. “All i needed to do was fart in the race and I’d have been on the podium.”
Chris’s final race of the day brought him a Silver in the 25m free where Chris went with an aggressive approach and no breathing. The race had bizarre starts with no blocks and water at deck height.
Welldone Chris and don’t forget to pack the beans next time!