Media information for release 10th April 2018 2 wins and 5 top tens for Do3 squad - Do3 weekend round up Athletes from Do3, the Midlands based triathlon squad, flexed their winter training muscles with a series of wins and top ten places over the weekend, 7-8th April. Racing across central England, Do3’s Solihull contingent joined up with Stratford on Avon athletes to take part in triathlon, duathlon and half marathon races as part of their build up to a busy summer race schedule.
At the Halesowen Sprint Triathlon, Seanin Gilmore from Stow on the Wold took first place for the women with a time of 1.16:32. Tasha Chandler and Warwick resident, Mel Knight finished in the top ten for females, with Coventry’s Guy Bicknell completing the 400m swim, 20km bike and 5km run in 1.09:38; an overall 7th place. He was followed 2:08 minutes later by fellow squad member Mark Woo and John Wrottesley who was placed 15th overall. Mark Amyes from Solihull completed the Sprint tri in 1.21:18 with Andrew White making up the 8-strong Do3 competitors.
Stratford on Avon resident Eloise Du Luart was the first woman and third overall at the Hereford Duathlon, a 2.4m run, 17m bike and 2.2m run, completing the race in 1.18:29. At Rutland Spring Half Marathon, Mike Willers pulled in a PB half marathon in readiness for the first of his 2018 Ironman competitions. Representing Do3 at Warwick Half Marathon were Steven Hession, John Taplin, Peter Wharton and Stratford local, Mike Davis who competes in Ironman Lanzarote at the end of May.
Do3’s Head Coach, Dave Knight comments, “It’s great to see the Solihull and Stratford based athletes join, support each other and of course win some podium places. The squad’s hard winter graft is paying off as these results confirm. Add in our new kit to the strength, discipline and competency that the squad is showing and I couldn’t be any prouder!” Do3 is mentored and managed by Dave Knight, one of the UK’s leading triathlon coaches and recently recognised as Coach of the Year at Stratford District Council Sport Awards. The squad is made up of over 200 Midlands based athletes; from triathlon enthusiasts and age group competitors to professional athletes.
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