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Plymouth athletes win gold medals at ETU Cross Duathlon European Champs

tritirPLYMOUTH athletes Sharn Hooper, Nicola Noble and Millie Wilson won age group gold medals at the ETU Cross Duathlon European Championships in Romania.

The event came a week after the road version of the event in Kalkar, Germany, where Noble claimed a silver medal in the 25-29 age group.

She went one better on the Dracula-themed off-road event, finishing in an overall time of 2:54.07. Noble clocked 50.48 for the first run, then 1:40.46 for the cycling leg and then 21.00 for the second run.

Home competitors Irimia Raluca and Salome Bander took second and third in 3:07.45 and 3:09.41 respectively.

Meanwhile, Hooper was second overall and won the 30-34 age group. She clocked 2:47.17, with a 50.56 opening run, a 1:34.30 cycle and a 20.06 final run, while Wilson claimed victory in the 35-39 age group. Wilson finished in 3:42.23, with a 1:04.23 opening run, 2:09.35 bike ride and a 26.26 final run.

Nicola Doble Sharn Hooper

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