FVS TRI show their strength
PUBLISHED: 11:23 27 July 2006 | UPDATED: 10:34 06 May 2010
FVS TRI showed their strength in depth at the weekend with thirty seven competitors at the Milton Keynes Olympic Triathlon making them the biggest club at the Grand Prix event which attracted over 1,000 entries. All in matching race kit, the FVS TRI blue
FVS TRI showed their strength in depth at the weekend with thirty seven competitors at the Milton Keynes Olympic Triathlon making them the biggest club at the Grand Prix event which attracted over 1,000 entries.
All in matching race kit, the FVS TRI "blue train" rolled on with fantastic results and PBs throughout the field.
At the front TRISPORTS supported Steve Harrison battled with Boris Chambon to be first home for FVS TRI.
With under a minute separating the two, Steve took the honours with a PB of 1-51:23, over five minutes faster than last year for the 1500m lake swim/40k bike and 10k run.
Boris, moving up to the Olympic distance for the first time, recorded an amazing 1-52:51 and this gave FVS TRI a fourth and fifth overall.
Steve won the 30/34 age group with Boris earning a bronze in the 20/24 age group.
Veteran Ian Mackerness continued to shine with a 2-00:07 performance for bronze in the competitive 40/44 age group and 28th overall.
Nick Downing led home the other first timers with a 2-10:27.
Steve James 2-16:48, Ian Hobbs 2-28:56 Helen Shulver 2-30:07, Chris Baxter 2-32:18, Mick Humphris 2-39:08 and Richard Thomas 2-41:30.
There were also some massive personal best performances. Paul Dutton lead the way with a 15 minute improvement over last year 2-39:25 (nine minutes on the swim alone!) and Paula Adams with an 11 minute improvement to 2-22:59 to catapult her to first FVS TRI female and fifth in her age group.
Coaches Dawn Green and Mic Clark showed an improvement in form to finish six and nine minutes faster respectively with Mic leading a group of five athletes who all finished within six seconds of each other!
Chris Yuill improved on her previous best at London by over 21 minutes with Dave Hard and Mike Russell both improving on their previous Olympic PBs by over 10 minutes
Pete Eames competed in his first Olympic triathlon for 10 years and recorded his fastest time!
Not so lucky was junior Sean Bradley who had a storming swim and then had to retire after crashing his bike which also caused a mechanical failure.
He will be back in training this week with a big road rash shoulder tattoo as a happy memento of the day!
The top five FVSTRI finishers were Stephen Harrision 4th in 1-51:23, Boris Chambon fifth in 1-52:51, Ian Mackerness 28th in 2-00:07, Jonathan Gillham 129th in 2-09:11 and Nick Downing 149th in 2-10:27.
Multiple IronMan finisher Jim Rees competed in Frankfurt at the weekend completing IronMan Germany in 12-51:20.
Following a good swim Jim suffered with apparent poor nutrition during his mid bike ride and then really suffered for the rest of the race.
John Burgess continued his consistent good run of form on the bike over 10 miles with a 24:40 at the Ashwell Midweek 10 Mile TT.
Three North Herts Road Runners took part in the St Ives 10k.
Alan Jones was first club member home in 44:59 followed by Ian Sutcliffe in 57:45. Veteran Squirrel Graham Thomson completed the Milton Keynes Half Marathon in 2-0:14.
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