Handy Andy takes junior series

FVS TRI s Andy Musset won the series junior title with victory in the final Milton Keynes Winter Duathlon. Andy has established himself as the leading club junior this year and was third overall for the club with a time of 1-07:28 for the 4.5k run/16k bik

FVS TRI's Andy Musset won the series junior title with victory in the final Milton Keynes Winter Duathlon.

Andy has established himself as the leading club junior this year and was third overall for the club with a time of 1-07:28 for the 4.5k run/16k bike/4k run based around the MK Bowl.

First home for the club was Mike Russell in a time of 1-06:12 in 31st place in his first competitive duathlon.

Close behind was Mike Diggins in 1-06:59 and also making their first appearances in a multi-discipline event were Gerry Corrance (1-09:40) and Greg Evans (1-14:18).

Other times: Chris Baxter 1-09:19, Richard Easterbrook 1-10:42, Pete Timmins 1-12:09, Drew Lowrie 1-12:29, Kevin Bradley 1-15:13.

Top FVS TRI female triathlete Kerri Renshaw was second female in a time of 2-06:11 for the popular Dragon Slayer Duathlon.

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This was a three-mile run/20-mile bike and five-mile run held at a new venue based around Upminster.

Three FVS TRI members tackled the Oakley 20-miler in preparation for the London Marathon.

Steve Chalk was the first MV50 in 2-12:31 and 21st from more than 900 finishers. Chris Yuill finished in 2-44:33 and Tony Shortland 2-54:15.

Todd Gray was the Fairlands Valley Spartans hero at the Oakley 20-mile road race.

He got his preparation right and then ran a well-judged race to achieve a massive new personal best of 2-17:53.

Frances Ridgway was delighted to improve her personal best by a huge 19 minutes when she finished in 2-44:19.

Simon Jackson was the highest placed Spartan. He was 31st out of 740 finishers in 2-14:06.

Times: Simon Jackson 2-14:06, Todd Gray 2-17:53 pb, Jim Brown 2-19:47, Chris King 2-32:04, Gerry McCabe 2-36:38, Frances Ridgway 2-44:19 pb, Simon Owens 2-48:00, Steven Mills 2-53:32, Anna Bourne 3-21:03, Craig Snowden 3:46:13.

Roger Biggs and Michaela Sanders took part in Sunday's Bungay Black Dog marathon which was on a scenic course in the Waveney Valley on the Suffolk/Norfolk border.

Times: Roger Biggs 3-38:11 Michaela Sanders 4-53:10.

Further afield, Richard Sidlin ran the Berlin Half Marathon in 1-43:52 and he was 2,820th out of nearly 20,000 runners.

Nine members of North Herts Road Runners also competed in the Oakley 20-miler.

Harjit Singh (2-39:36) and David Duggan (2-56:58) raced in their first ever 20-mile race and were both extremely happy with their debuts.

In the ladies' race, Alison Cook (2-54:43) chalked up another outstanding new personal best.

Other times: John Russell 2-14:22, John Franklin 2-16:39, Richard Thackeray 2-17:05, Clive Adams 2-27:59, Jane Chappell 2-35:21, Paula Adams 2-42:16.

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