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Plymouth Triathlon Club enjoy success at St Ives sprint event


PLYMOUTH Triathlon Club claimed two of the three podium spots available at the St Ive’s Sprint Triathlon.

The city club took 10 members down to the Tempus Leisure Cornwall Triathlon Series event.

Nick Kerrigan finished in second place in one hour, nine minutes and 19 seconds, with his team-mate Fin Saunders just six seconds behind in third. Cyclelogic’s Dave Bartlett topped the podium in 1:06.10.

Nathan Newton just missed out on a medal, finishing fourth behind his Plymouth colleagues Kerrigan and Saunders in a time of 1:10.01.

Tom Jennings continued his successful and consistent season with another top 20 finish overall. He was also 10th in the 17-39 male category.TRI2

In the same category, Luke Bowditch finish a strong 12th and Tristan Harris in 19th.

In the 40-49 age category, Chris Knapman came back from injury to achieve 21st while Matt Rayment suffered an unfortunate disqualification, despite finishing the grueling course in 1:18.

In the 50-59 male category, Steve Mace rounded off what has been yet another strong season in seventh.

In the female 17-39 section, Plymouth Tri’s national aquathlon champion Laura Aspen was 10th home in 1:34.53.

The club was also represented overseas last weekend again, with Nicola Noble racing in Spain at the European Cross-Duathlon Championships and Saltash’s George Prewett racing at the prestigious Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii.

Both faced sweltering conditions on race day, with temperatures of up to 49 degrees at the World Championships.

noblePrewett showed true grit and determination to the finish in 10 hours 36 minutes against athletes from all over the globe.

Meanwhile in Castro Urdiales, Spain, Noble faced European opposition at the ETU Cross Duathlon European Championships.

Noble has already won bronze at the Duathlon Championships earlier in the year, but went one better in the Spanish town to win silver in the 25-29 age category.


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