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Hitchin-based triathlon and multi-sport club FVS TRI were active over the weekend. The club competed in three duathlons (run/bike/run), aquathlon (swim/run), triathlon (swim/bike/run), a marathon and a cycle time trial! Kerri Renshaw was first home for FV

Hitchin-based triathlon and multi-sport club FVS TRI were active over the weekend.

The club competed in three duathlons (run/bike/run), aquathlon (swim/run), triathlon (swim/bike/run), a marathon and a cycle time trial!

Kerri Renshaw was first home for FVS TRI in the Cambridge Duathlon over the 7.5k run/40k bike/7.5k run multi event in a time of 2-17:30.

With the event also hosting qualification for the European and world duathlon age group championships, the event attracted a quality entry of more than 300 athletes.

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Lesley Dutton achieved the qualifying status in the women's veteran race and will represent Great Britain in the 45-49 age group in Edinburgh at the European Championships later in the year.

Jackie Perry took the silver medal in the 45-49 age group with a time of 2-29:33 and Robbie Laughton was first home for the men in 2-20:51.

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Times: Kerri Renshaw 2-17:30, Robbie Laughton 2-20:51, Michael Russell 2-21:53, Jackie Perry 2-29:33, Lesley Dutton 2-33:11, Andrew Lowrie 2-37:04.

Andy Mussett and Sean Bradley competed in the National Junior Duathlon Championships in Warwickshire (5k run/24k bike/2.5k run).

Mussett was first home in a time of 1-14:57 for 25th in age group with Bradley finishing in 1-21:02 for 27th.

Mike Diggins was fifth Vet and 23rd overall at the Dorney Lakes F3 Duathlon in a time of 1-15:28 for the 5k run/20k bike/5k run event.

Ellie Burton won the Ladies Luton Aquathlon swim/run event in a time of 32:39 for the 400m swim and 5k run.

John Burgess was fourth in his category at the Sevenoaks Triathlon (400m swim/27k bike/8k run) in a time of 1-29:50 which placed him 18th from 223 finishers.

Jon Gillham competed in a 25-mile cycling TT at Duxford against national champion Michael Hutchinson.

Finishing in 1-03:21, Jon was pleased to be only 10 minutes behind the champion!

And Mike Utton completed the Paris Marathon in a time of 3-19.

Eleven Fairlands Valley Spartans tackled the undulating Flitwick 10k road race in Bedfordshire on Sunday.

First Spartan, and in the top 10 per cent of the field, was Jim Brown who was 73rd in a time of 40:59.

Roger Biggs ran his fastest 10k since 2000 with a new season's best time of 44:02.

Second Spartan was Paul Maguire, just ahead of Biggs, in 43:58 and 155th position.

Times: Jim Brown 40:59, Paul Maguire 43:58, Roger Biggs 44:02, Andrew Hull 47:01, Barbara Wilson 51:14, Dave Huffington 51:54, Tony Osborne 52:46, Carol Paul 52:51, Dave Paul 53:21, Craig Snowden 55:18, Greg Sharpe 57:37.

Biggs prepared for his season's best 10k at Flitwick with a lifetime personal best in the Hove Park 5k race on Thursday. On a glorious evening for running, he finished in 20:41.

Three Spartans took advantage of Saturday's good weather by taking part in the Caythorpe Kanter Off Road Marathon in the Leicestershire countryside.

Mike Newbitt finished the full 26.2 miles in 4-09:46. Robert and Pauline Hardy completed the 15-mile option in 3-06:43.

Nineteen North Herts Road Runners braved the heat to compete in Sunday's undulating Flitwick 10k, including some debut performances from new members.

Pete Sibbett was first back for the Squirrels, continuing his comeback from injury and finishing in a time of 36:55 (20th Vet 40).

Another stunning performance was by Don Powell (Vet 70) who finished in a time of 47:49.

Other times: Norman Leslie 40:55, Duncan Hooker 42:57, Derek Myall 43:55, Gerald Rolfe 44:45, Alan Jones 44:56, Brian Bailey 48:07, Jo Harbon 48:19, Colin Culcutt 49:00, Ian Sutcliffe 52:13, Karen Dodsworth 52:59, Lucy Sparks 53:20, Graham Thompson 53:43, Linda Aird 54:01, Gillian Hopkins 54:01, Lorraine Hewitt 59:37, Lindsay Cook 1-00:11, Geoff Pettengell 1-01:10.

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