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Mansfield Triathlon Club’s strong finish to race season

Posted onPosted on 25th Sep

Mansfield Triathlon Club members performed strongly in a series of late-summer events to finish the 2022 race season in style.

In the Equinox 24 hr ultra-distance running event Chris Shooter (pictured) completed 190 km in 24 hours of continuous running to take fourth place among the solo runners. The race is timed to coincide with the Autumn Equinox and is held on a challenging undulating 10km lap course at Belvoir Castle.

Chris’s outstanding result sees him positioned as one of the regions finest ultra-distance runners.

In other great news for the club, two of its juniors achieved first in category in the East Midlands Junior Race Series. In the Tristar 2 category Evie Clifton took first overall, having won two and coming second in two further events. Charlotte Alcock won the Youth category with three outright wins and a further podium finish. The series results are calculated by taking the average of an athlete’s top four results.

Other members of the Alcock family were in action at the Outlaw X half-ironman distance race held in the grounds of Thoresby Park. GB age-group competitor Emily Alcock took first in category in the impressive time of 5hrs 46mins and 14secs whilst dad Tony, who recently qualified for GB, was 9th in category in 4hrs 56mins and 45secs. Also racing strongly was Debs Kerry, who took 10th in age group in the equally impressive time of 5hrs 52mins and 19secs. In the Future Outlaw Mini, Amelia Kerry completed the 1.2 mile run in just 13mins 58secs. The four were strongly supported by a team of 12 club members who crewed one of the event’s feeding stations.

Meanwhile, Lewis Turner is on tenterhooks waiting to hear if he will be joining Tony and Emily as GB age-group athletes. Lewis took second in age category at the Darley Moor duathlon in 1hr 1min and 55secs. This year’s event is a designated GB qualification race and Lewis’s second place and blistering speed stand him in good stead to achieve qualification.