Boris leaves with a victory

FVS TRI S Boris Chambon continued his winning form with victory at the Reading-based Concorde Sprint Triathlon. He completed the 400m swim, 20k bike and 5k run in 56:45. Only fifth out of the swim, Boris was able to use his superior bike skills to secure

FVS TRI'S Boris Chambon continued his winning form with victory at the Reading-based Concorde Sprint Triathlon.

He completed the 400m swim, 20k bike and 5k run in 56:45. Only fifth out of the swim, Boris was able to use his superior bike skills to secure the win with the fastest bike split overall.

Boris will soon be returning to France and his clubmates at FVS TRI wish him well.

Five club members braved the Ironman UK course based around Sherborne Castle in Dorset.

The 2.4 mile lake swim, 112 mile bike and marathon run took in many of the local hills to make this one of the harder courses on the circuit.

Samantha Tophill in her first long distance event recorded an excellent 12-58:51 and a new female club record for the distance. She was also fourth in the competitive 40-44 age group and 666th overall.

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First home for FVS TRI was Martin Talbot, new member and another ironman debutant who completed the course in 11-45:07 to finish 327th overall from the 1200 entrants.

Total times: Martin Talbot 11-45:40, Kevin Ash 12-35:07, Samantha Tophill 12-58:51, Neil Coombes 13-10:04, Ian Ellery retired.

Stephen Hughes raced the Wolverhampton based Olympic triathlon. He completed the 1500m lake swim, 40k bike and 10k run in 2-47.

The poor weather conditions were coupled with entrants having to literally compete on the run with the dog population of Birmingham who were using the same course for a sponsored dog walk!

Top FVS TRI cyclist Michael Summers competed twice in four days for the third week in succession and earned his best finish to date.

Michael secured a superb second place in the one hour plus five laps 30 mile event MKCA Abbeygate Summer Series circuit race at the MK Bowl last Thursday.

In a quality field of elite category one and two riders, he was in a chase group of five who eventually caught the four-man breakaway.

Sprinting early on the last lap he overtook everyone just to be caught on the line and robbed of overall race victory.

He has now earned enough licence points to retain his category two status for next season.

On Sunday, he competed in the Essex-based API ERRL Summer Road Race over 70 miles. He retired on the grounds of safety due to the awful weather conditions which saw many riders coming down.

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