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Success for the Brits at IM-NZ

There was exciting news last weekend from Ironman New Zealand, in which Joe Skipper (8 hrs 9 mins including a 2:45 marathon!) and Lucy Gossage (9h 5 min) each took second place. Lucy's result was all the more remarkable given that due to an injury she hadn't been able to run until a couple of weeks before the race; and she managed to set a bike course record despite suffering a puncture!

For some inspiration you can read Lucy's race report on lucygossage.com and she has become a columnist for 220 Triathlon magazine in which she writes some interesting and thought provoking articles on all aspects of being a professional athlete.

Club results
Last Saturday, as the sleet and snow hammered against the windows in Saffron Walden, Georgina Dunlop, Phil Doel and Michael Buchallet took part in the Dambuster duathlon at Rutland Water, with distances of 10k, 42k and 5k. Well done to all of you: Georgina finished in AG 11th place, Phil AG 17th and Michael AG 6th. Some of you may have seen the photo in the local press.

Dambuster duathlon

Friendly duathlon next weekend
Join us in Great Chesterford at 2pm on Sunday 20th for a friendly duathlon. Please email me, or send me a facebook message if you'd like to take part. If this is to go ahead I need some names ASAP.

May day triathlon
Entries are still coming in for our race: 158 individuals plus 8 relays teams so far. This year the cycle route has changed to one lap of a course going through Debden to Thaxted then back through Wimbish, which is a lovely scenic loop of just over 14 miles with some nice gentle climbs, which we think will be enjoyable for all the athletes.

Let's hope for some dry, warmer weather, as parts of the run route are very muddy indeed at present.

Douglas Bowen is taking part in this weekend's Bedford autodrome duathlon: good luck Doug, and to anyone else who is racing this weekend. Please send me a photo for next week's Transition, or post it on the club facebook page.