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Monster Sprint Triathlon report
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Posted on: Wednesday 1st July 2015


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Liz Heselwood reports from the Monster Racing Sprint Triathlon sponsored by Revitaflex, which took place on Sunday.

RESULTS


The Monster Racing Sprint sponsored by Revitaflex took place on Sunday, 28th June. The event returned for its second year with superb routes and a great base for Race HQ, Blackdyke Fisheries.

100 athletes took part in the sprint triathlon event that consisted of a 450m swim in the calm clear water at Blackdyke Fisheries, followed by a 21km bike ride through local sleepy Feltwell and then 4km mostly off road run through private woodland.

First across the line in the men’s race was Andy Sole (Ely Tri Club) in a time of 00:58:10. Second male was Petros Giannaros (Cambridge University), 00:59:32, and third male was Adam Wells (Ely Tri Club), 00:59:45.

The women’s race was won by Jo Davies (Cambridge Triathlon Club) in a time of 01:05:51. Second female was Claire Bloom (RG Active Race Team Essex), 01:09:12, and third female was Christine Strathmann (RG Active Race Team Essex), 01:11:15.

First and second placed athletes won cash prizes donated by Revitaflex, third place athletes won a voucher donated by Zone3. All podium winners also received nutrition pack donated by Profile Protein. Tasty race nutrition was provided by Hammer Nutrition plus 9Bar and athletes were kept well hydrated by local Iceni Water.

Age Group winners: 16 – 24 – Samuel Mileham, 01:01:58. 25 – 34 – Matthew McClure (Whizzy Tri Club), 01:00:19 and Natalie Lawrence (Transition Tri), 01:12:55. 35 – 44 – Andrew Fillmore (Ely Tri Club), 01:01:13 and Lesley Robins (Ryston Runners), 01:14:42. 45 – 54 – John McAndrew (Ely Tri Club), 01:01:47 and Linda Hones (Newmarket Cycling & Triathlon Club), 01:16:36.  55+ - Keith Hood (Wymondham A/C), 01:19:56 and Karen Cole (RG Active Race Team Essex), 01:13:12.1111

A Monster Racing spokesman said: “This small and friendly sprint triathlon is perfect for beginners and a PB course for the experienced. Like last year the event attracted a mixed field making a great atmosphere out on course as well as at Race HQ. We are known for putting on friendly events with superb routes and this event does not disappoint!”

The organisers would like to thank everyone who helped marshal, all competitors, all safety and ‘behind the scenes’ crew as well all our sponsors. Thank you also to Blackdyke Fisheries for providing such a great facility.

Monster Racing have a number of events left this race season. Details and entries for all events can be seen here www.monsterracing.net.

Images courtesy of Ian-Green Photography.


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