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Triathlon club welcoming new members

Posted onPosted on 13th Jun

Mansfield Triathlon Club members are back in competitive action after an 18-month lay-off because of the pandemic – and the club is welcoming new members from the age of seven upwards.

A spokesman said: “It doesn’t matter if you’re a hardened veteran or are entirely new to the sport, you’ll find the club friendly and welcoming. If you’re thinking of getting your child involved in the sport you can be reassured that the club has double Club Mark and has the highest level of accreditation in the country. The club is always happy to welcome new junior members.”

Member Hannah Shooter (pictured) took first place in her age group at the East Leake sprint triathlon in a stunning return to form.

Hannah completed the 400m swim, 20km bike leg and 5km run leg in 1hour 7mins and 53secs. In the same race Stephen Fowkes took second in age group in 1hour 20mins and 54secs. Completing a strong turn out for the club, Rachel Barton finished in 1hour 39mins and 36secs.

Meanwhile, at the Darley Moor closed-circuit sprint duathlon Andrew Parker completed the 4.8km run, 18.3km and 2.4km run in 1hour 8mins and 21secs. Conditions were cold, wet, and windy, making the time all the more impressive.

The Alcock family was out in force at the AJ Bell World Triathlon Series of races at Roundhay in Leeds. In the Olympic distance age group qualifier Tony Alcock finished in 2hours 19mins 1sec. The Olympic distance event entails a 1500m open-water swim, 36.2km cycle leg and a final 10km run.

In the sprint distance (750m swim, 18.9 km bike, 5km run) GB age group international Emily Alcock finished in 1hour 47mins and 51secs. In the TriStar 3 race Charlotte Alcock completed the 300m swim, 5km bike and 2.5km run in 33mins 16secs. Completing the family line-up, Robert Alcock competed in the TriStar 2 event (200m swim, 5km bike, 1.8km run) finishing in 34mins 57secs.