Harrison’s a Dambuster!

PUBLISHED: 10:46 29 June 2006 | UPDATED: 10:23 06 May 2010

Steve Harrison in action

Steve Harrison in action

FVS TRI s Steve Harrison was the outright winner at the Dambuster Olympic Triathlon. This event hosted the age group world championship qualifiers at Rutland Water. The 1500m lake swim, 26.6 mile bike and 10k run was organised in age group waves, starting

FVS TRI's Steve Harrison was the outright winner at the Dambuster Olympic Triathlon.

This event hosted the age group world championship qualifiers at Rutland Water.

The 1500m lake swim, 26.6 mile bike and 10k run was organised in age group waves, starting at five-minute intervals.

He won the race by just under five minutes from the nearest competitor in a time of 1-58:37.

Seeking an age group world championship qualifying slot, Jackie Perry had to finish in the top five in her age group to ensure a place on the plane to the world championships in Switzerland in September this year.

She secured the fifth slot in a time of 2-37:30 and will now represent Great Britain in the 45-49 age group to add to her world duathlon championship qualification in 2004.

Honours were even in the other races within the club with second home for FVS TRI Simon Hall beating partner Sam Tophill, and Lesley Dutton beating husband Paul by just under two minutes.

Times: Steve Harrison 1-58:37, Simon Hall 2-15:08, Jackie Perry 2-37:30, Sam Tophill 2-41:04, Lesley Dutton 2-48:37, Paul Dutton 2-50:29.

Ian Mackerness continued his return to form to take first veteran in the Dorney Lakes Olympic triathlon (1500m lake swim, 41k bike and 10k run) in a time of 2-08:33.

Steve Hughes and Dawn Green travelled north to compete in the Chester Olympic Triathlon based in the River Dee. Steve was first home in 2-37:00 with Dawn narrowly missing a personal best by four seconds in a time of 2-54:27.

James Grierson travelled to the West Coast of Ireland to compete in the aptly named 'Hell of the West Tri'.

The 1500m sea swim, 45k bike and 10k run featured waves, hills and wind and certainly earned its reputation.

James completed the race in a superb time of 2-34:50.

Four members of FVS TRI got up early for the St Albans Sunrise Aquathlon which was organised on the longest day.

First home for the club was Rob Wilson in 28:05 for the 500m swim/5k run which placed him 12th overall and second in the 35-39 age group.

Anna Priestley showed a welcome return to form to finish third in age group in a time of 37:05.

Ian Hobbs was disqualified after a superb swim only to be sent the wrong way on the run!

Simon Patenall had a similarly unfortunate weekend as he punctured three times on the way to run the Trent Park Triffic Trail 10k.

Only having supplies to fix two flats and having suffered a little road rash after the third blow-out, he ran two miles carrying his bike to the start to record a rather disappointing but understandable 45:15!

Gerry Corrance started his build-up for the Berlin Marathon with a run out in the North Downs Run 30k. Despite the dozens of stiles and gates to negotiate, he completed the race in 2-39:00.

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