Harrison's up and running

FVS TRI s Steve Harrison returned to competition with second place overall and a 35-39 age group win at the Milton Keynes Olympic Triathlon. This was over the 1500m lake swim, 40k bike and 10k run. Having sustained a shoulder injury in the Corus Elite Spr

FVS TRI's Steve Harrison returned to competition with second place overall and a 35-39 age group win at the Milton Keynes Olympic Triathlon.

This was over the 1500m lake swim, 40k bike and 10k run.

Having sustained a shoulder injury in the Corus Elite Sprint Event in Reading in May when brought down on the bike, Steve was expecting to potentially sit out the remainder of the season.

His time of 1-53:08 was only two minutes behind his previous best when at full fitness and this has encouraged Steve to contest the national championships at Wakefield on Sunday, an event he won in 2006.

Top veteran Ian Mackerness was second home for the club in 2-04:24 and Simon Patenall third in 2-14:54, just three seconds ahead of Kerri Renshaw who was second in the competitive 30-34 age group.

Super Vet World Championship medallist Richard Melvern was also second in the 60-64 age group with 2-18:26.

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Times: Stephen Harrison 1-53:08, Ian Mackerness 2-04:24, Simon Patenall 2-14:54, Kerri Renshaw 2-14:57, Richard Melvern 2-18:26, Stephen Jones 2-19:38, Peter Ryan 2-22:16, Richard Thomas 2-32:37, Edward Manson 2-33:48, Shawn Reader 2-34:33, Richard Easterbrook 2-36:20, Stuart Sprawson 2-36:45, Nathaniel Whitley 2-38:14, Gerry Corrance 2-42:41.

Mark Robertson returned to his old club to compete in the Sun City Triathlon based in the North Sea off Sunderland and finished fourth in 1-00:47 for the 750m sea swim, 18k bike and 5k run.

Simon Douglas was first home for FVS TRI at the Bananaman Sprint Triathlon at Dorney Lakes over 800m two-lap swim, 30k bike and 7.5k run, finishing in 1-56:35. Newest member Nina Pitcairn finished in 2-09:00, and Meline Fletcher was third in the 45-49 age group with 2-19:42.

Ian Hobbs competed in the Coniston Water Championships, swimming the 5.5 mile length of Lake Coniston in 3-04:30 and without a wetsuit in water temperature of only 14 degrees!

His time was good enough for 12th position overall, beating many seasoned long distance swimmers.

Ian stayed in the water and swam the additional three-quarters of a mile back to the presentations to reach the six-mile qualifying distance for the Lake Windermere event in September!

Darren Woodhall and Mike Utton joined the 800 swimmers who completed the 1.4mile Pier to Pier open water sea swim from Bournemouth Pier to Boscombe Pier.

Mark Malone recorded a personal best for the Stevenage Evening 10m cycle time trial with a new time of 25:06.

First home for the club was ironman Rob Wilson in 23:49 for third on the night. Tim Smith recorded a consistent 26:05 and Suzy Hawkins 27:35.

Brian White and Tim Gilbert completed the Fairlands Valley Challenge Off-Road Marathon in 3-30.

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