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Final race in F3's Duathlon Winter Series

by Editor
Tuesday 16th April 2013

Race report: F3 Duathlon Winter Series - Saturday April 13, 2013

This Saturday saw the fourth and final race in F3’s Winter Series. The weather was condusive, finally, to fast racing performances, and high performance was certainly the order of the day.

In the Olympic distance duathlon (5k, 40k 10k), Olympic Rower and two-time World Champion Tony Garbett transferred over to dry land very effectively, looking strong throughout and winning the race with a 90 second buffer.

We are looking forward to seeing what Tony can do in his new sport! Edward Kirk-Wilson (Clapham Chasers) was second man home whilst Oliver Bradford (Ful-on Tri) took the bronze. Peter Egglestone (TRI-FORCE) just missed the overall podium but was winner of the vet’s category, coming home 4th overall.

The women’s race saw Frances Malin (team MK) dominate proceedings, finishing almost 15 minutes ahead of her nearest rival, Hilary Johnson (Tri London), who was also a superb winner of the 50-54 category. Christina Lindquist took third.

In the Sprint distance duathlon (5k, 20k, 5k), the men’s race became a battle between the strong biker versus the fast runner. Alex Milne (Imperial College) came into T1 with a huge lead but was overhauled by Matt Welsh on the bike, and the chase was on over the final run. In the end, Milne’s run dominance was enough to win by a comfortable margin, but the rivalry made for a good honest race. Paul Abeledo (East Essex Tri) was first vet home and third overall.

In the female category, age and experience again paid off, with the first two spots taken by the vet women who both looked sensational out on the course. Clare Elms (Crystal Palace) took the gold with Maria Powell in second place. Deborah Noel (One Triathlon RDS) was third.

The Super Sprint Duathlon (3km, 12km,3km) was won comfortably by Jamie Stentaford (Hillingdon), followed by James Simpson and Andrew Roser. First vet prize was awarded to Andy Croft (Watford Harriers). The women’s race was a close-run affair, with top honours going to Evo’s Adele Watkins. Gabriela Gradden was a mere 20 secs in arrears and Emma Rose followed for third, just 15 secs behind that.

F3 would like to thank all the participants who have competed in our Winter series. We have been presented with the full works on the weather front, and those of you who have completed the series will no doubt have been well and truly toughened up for the forthcoming tri season! We wish all our competitors the best of luck with their future races, and please check www.f3events.co.uk for our Spring and Summer race calendar.

Men's Standard Distance results

1 Tony Garbett   01:53:27
2 EDWARD KIRK-WILSON Clapham Chasers 01:54:57
3 OLIVER BRADFORD Fulon Tri 01:55:31


Women's Standard Distance results

1 FRANCES MALIN Team Milton Keynes 02:16:00


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Men's Sprint Distance results

1 Alaex Milne Imperial College Triathlon Club 01:03:23
2 Matt Welsh   01:04:42
3 Paul Abeledo East Essex Tri Club 01:08:02


Women's Sprint Distance results

1 Clare Elms Crystal Palace Tri 01:11:23
2 Maria Powell   01:13:10
3 Deborah Noel ONE Triathlon RDS 01:14:57


Click here for full results


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