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Triathlon club’s youngster selected for regional squad

Posted onPosted on 3rd Jul

Mansfield triathlete Evie Clifton has been named in the East Midlands squad for 11 to 14 year-olds. Evie, who has been involved in triathlon for under one year, is set to join 13 other triathletes representing the region in the Inter Regional Championships in Sunderland in August.

Regional team manager Hilary Johnson said: “This is an exciting opportunity for youngsters from across Great Britain, as they take their first steps into regional competitive racing. Over 50% of current GB athletes started their journeys with their regional teams.”

Still celebrating her good news, Evie was part of a Mansfield Triathlon Club team of seven representing the club at Derby Triathlon.

Marnie Worthington competed in the TriStar 1 event for 9 to 10 year-olds and completed the race in 17mins 14secs alongside Suzie O’Malley in her first triathlon, who finished in 10mins 10secs. Three athletes represented the club In the TriStar 2 race (11 to 12 year-olds). Robert Alcock finished in 22mins 33secs, with Evie Clifton (24 mins 55secs) and Isla Worthington (28mins 32secs) completing the line-up. In the TriStar 3 race (13 to 14 year-olds) William Swindlehurst finished in 29mins 17secs, Libby Cooper in 31mins and 34secs and Grace Sinclair in 33mins 37secs.

Meanwhile, the club’s long-distance specialists were in action at the Outlaw Half Holkham. This half-ironman distance race, held at the Holkham Hall Estate in Wells-Next-the-Sea, features a 1.2 mile open-water swim, a 56.7 mile cycle leg and a 13.3 mile (half marathon) run.

First home for the club was Andrew Parker in 5hrs 51mins and 26ssecs, followed by Deb Kerry in 6hrs 20mins and 44secs and Stephen Fowkes in 6hrs 48mins and 22secs. In the related Future Outlaw race six-year-old Amelia Kerry completed the 1.2 mile run in 12 minutes in her first competitive race.

In a unique-format event John Tansley took part in the Rasselbock Run Summer Edition at Sherwood Pines. This event challenges competitors to test how far they can run in six hours over repeated 5.28km laps. John completed eight laps for a total distance of 42.23km, finishing comfortably within the six hour cut-off.