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Triathlete Kerry on podium at Erewash sprint

Posted onPosted on 10th Oct

It’s been a busy start to the Autumn racing season for Mansfield Triathlon Club with club members involved in a range of local and national races.

Debs Kerry (above)and Rachel O’Shea represented the club at the Erewash sprint triathlon. Debs Kerry finished the 400m swim, 16km bike leg and 5km run in just 1 hour 9 mins and 33 secs, which was good enough for third in age group and 10th woman overall. Rachel O’Shea improved on previous performances, finishing in 1 hour 23 mins and 52 secs.

At the Outlaw X Triathlon (1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike leg and 13.1-mile run) three athletes raced for the club. Tony Alcock completed the course in 5 hours 2 mins and 36 secs, with Sarah Allen finishing in 6 hours 10 mins and 33 secs and Chris Martin coming home in 6 hours 33 mins and 27 secs.

Meanwhile at Ironman Bolton 70.3 Dan Rose completed the hilly course in 8 hours 8 mins. The race consisted of a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike and 13.1-mile run.

The club also recently celebrated its British Triathlon Club Mark renewal. The award lasts for three years and demonstrates that the club once again has met a series of defined national standards.

Triathlon England said: “the award shows that Mansfield Triathlon Club is well managed, is safe and has an active programme of coaching and activities for members and the local community to enjoy.”

The club provides both junior and adult training and is always keen to welcome new members.