Variety is the spice of life!

PUBLISHED: 11:11 04 May 2006 | UPDATED: 10:06 06 May 2010

FVS TRI competed with success in triathlon, duathlon and track running and cycling! Simon Hall was first home for FVS TRI at the Cambridge Duathlon which was a British Triathlon National Ranking Series and ITU World Age Group qualifying event (7k run/35k

FVS TRI competed with success in triathlon, duathlon and track running and cycling!

Simon Hall was first home for FVS TRI at the Cambridge Duathlon which was a British Triathlon National Ranking Series and ITU World Age Group qualifying event (7k run/35k bike/7k run).

James Brooks, in his debut season, was fast enough to qualify in the 20-24 age group.

He will now take his place on the plane to Newfoundland to represent Great Britain in his age group in the Duathlon ITU World Championships in July.

As this trip is self funded, anyone interested in supporting a young and most promising athlete can make contact via keith@fvstri.org.uk

In the women's event, Sam Tophill, Lesley Dutton and Jan Forrester were all bronze medallists in their respective age categories.

Times: Simon Hall 1-49:28, James Grierson 1-55:29, James Brooks 1-58:44, Dave Coard 2-03:31, Sam Tophill 2-08:47, Penny Wylie 2-11:06, Lesley Dutton 2-16:02, Jan Forrester 2-17:08.

The Bedford Sprint Triathlon was the first in a three-race summer series and comprised a 400m pool swim, 25k bike and 5k run.

New member Boris Chambon was an amazing fourth overall and second in 20-24 age group finishing only 30 seconds behind the race winner.

Also racing for the first time in FVS TRI colours, top local triathlete Ian Mackerness opened his 2006 account with second in the 40-44 age group and ninth overall.

Martin Hynes also raced his first triathlon for the club and was third in his age group and 16th overall.

Steve Chalk was second in the 50-54 age group in his first triathlon and Sarah Bryce was third in 45-49 age group.

Also making their triathlon debuts were Steve James who finished an excellent 31st overall and fourth in age group, Marc Trussell, Steve Mussett and Alison Clayton-Smith.

Times: Boris Chambon 1-05:11, Ian Mackerness 1-08:48, Martin Hynes 1-09:47, Simon Patenall 1-12:40, Steve James 1-13:33, Andrew Forster 1-16:03, Peter Eames 1-18:08, Steve Chalk 1-20:09, Andy Procter 1-22:10, Marc Trussell 1-24:03, Tony Hinchliffe 1-24:47, Richard Thomas 1-26:29, Mandy Waters 1-29:02, Steve Mussett 1-32:47, Sarah Bryce 1-33:23, Alison Clayton-Smith 1-44:43.

The day after competing at Bedford, Pete Eames competed in the Herts County Vets 1500m running championships at the Ridlins track, Stevenage.

He won a bronze medal in his 40-50 age group in a time of 5:14, finishing fourth overall.

Dave Hard and Mickey Summers competed in the MKCA Abbeygate Summer series cycling race over a one hour plus five laps format (30 miles).

In separate races, both finished in bunch sprints.

Dave managed to get a sixth and earn another four points to add to the two won in the previous week's race.

He now only needs two more points to get promotion to category three.

Mickey was ninth and earned a single point - leaving only 198 to gain first category status!


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