Sunny Southport

Sunday saw sprint races at the Southport Triathlon (BUCS Standard distance champs as well as ITU Age Group Qualifier) and down at Eton Dorney AND the sun was shining!

Will Cowen (Loughborough University) raced to 7th overall in a time of 1:56:10 at Southport including a speedy 36 minute 10k, and completing the race in just over 5 mins behind race leader. Tremendous racing Will!

Chloe Scotchbrook (University of Leeds) raced to 17th lady overall in a time of 2:23:18 (superb swim in there!).  Top racing Chloe 🙂

And some top photography from the day:

Further south at the Nuffield Health Eton Sprints , Mika Brown and Ian Gilham (hot off the plane from Yokohama) both put in fantastic performances.  Mika smashed out a very speedy race, finishing 8th overall and 3rd in age group – this means a qualification spot for Mika for the ITU World Champs in Mexico this year. Great going Mika!

Ian Gilham in the same race popped a 6th position in age group.  Ian did not have the swim he hoped for which meant because this was a draft legal race, he could not get in a fast pack on the bike.  This in turn meant Ian would have had to run like Mo Farah on the run section!  Lots of learning for everyone with the drafting idea – especially when Ian is back to the standard distance (non drafting) next week in Shropshire chasing an age group spot for the Europeans in Kitzbuhel in 2017.  Well done Ian and best of luck next week!