Resilience was the order of the day for Warwickshire’s respected triathlon squad, Do3 this weekend.
The squad took part in Ironman UK with the Lancashire countryside as the backdrop and Bolton the focal point for the marathon finish. The full distance triathlon was made up of a 3.8k lake swim, 180km hilly cycle and 40km run. Neil Wicks finished the endurance race in 11:28 comprised of a 1:05 swim, 6:26 bike and 3:49 run, Ian Dickens completed the swim in 1:17, bike in 6:34 and run in 4:13 with an overall time of 12:13 and Bogdan Ene completed the swim in 1.16, bike in 7.58 and run in 4.29, giving an overall time of 14.04.
In Devon the squad also raced in the Croyde Ocean Triathlon which is considered one of the toughest Olympic distance events on the triathlon circuit. Taking place in glorious conditions, the course was made up of a 1500m sea swim, 38km hilly bike course and 12km coastal run with an elevation of 900 feet. Karen Marshall, John Wrottesley, Katy O’Neill and Andrew White raced in Do3 colours with Katy and Andrew both posting top 10 places in their age groups.
Dave Knight, Do3 head coach adds, ‘Well done to everyone who competed this weekend, these were mentally tough races and everyone showed what can be done with good training and a resilient mindset. Our sponsors have helped all the athletes, whether its stronger swimming from training at Everyone Active centres, using Yonda racewear, or through the nutrition and fuel that Xendurance is helping with. There is plenty more to come from Do3 this season with the upcoming World Championships and more international races on the Ironman circuit’.
Do3 is mentored and managed by award winning coach Dave Knight and is made up of over 200 Midlands-based athletes; from triathlon enthusiasts and international age group competitors to professional athletes. Squad members are given access to a dedicated app that manages swim and run sessions, contains upcoming events, leader boards, rewards and special offers.