Press information for release 5thJune 2018
Do3 locals impress at regional triathlon events - A weekend of sprint and long course triathlons
Do3, the Midlands based triathlon squad, was well represented at The Bloodwise Blenheim Palace Triathlon and the Ultimate Triathlon which was raced through the Shropshire countryside.
Taking place over the weekend of 2-3 June, the races were at opposite extremes; the fast-paced sprint triathlon held at Blenheim consisted of a 750m swim, 19.8km bike and 5.7km run while the long course race, the Ultimate Triathlon, was made up of a 3.8km swim, 180 km bike and 42.2 km run.
Seanin Gilmore, age group athlete for Ireland, was 1st in her age group and placed in the top 10 overall for female competitors. Paul Nash was in the top 20 of his age group and fellow Stratford on Avon residents, Richard Eden, Katriona Collins, Tasha Redman and Rosie Kerridge also raced the Oxfordshire’s course in the weekend’s warm conditions.
At the iron distance race, The Ultimate Triathlon in Shropshire, Becky Brown and Neil Wicks took part with Neil finishing the race in 10:07:02 and coming 1st in his age group and 3rd overall. Dawn Rahman completed the half-iron distance in preparation for her Ironman Hamburg next month and Andy and Karen Brown from Stratford on Avon competed as a relay team in the Ultimate Triathlon’s standard distance race.
Do3’s pro triathlete and Stratford resident Eloise Du Luart took part in the Barry Island Sprint Triathlon and won the females' race in 01:16:15 and came 4th overall.
In Cambridgeshire, Corinne Moss from Bishops Itchington and Kineton’s Dave Knight took part in the Tour of Cambridgeshire, a closed road 80-mile race and part of the Grand Fondo World Series while other competitors tapered in the run up to Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire.
Dave Knight, Do3’s head coach comments, “It’s been another great weekend for the squad with them competing in the very different forms of triathlon; each with its own strategy. Sprint is an amazing race to watch and demands a gruelling and consistent fast pace whereas going long calls for an in-ordinate amount of mental stamina and a bullish attitude. Whatever the distance, they demand peak fitness, months of training and a positive mindset – qualities which Do3’s athletes are recognised for”.
Do3 is mentored and managed by Dave Knight, one of the UK’s leading triathlon coaches and 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.
Top: Neil Wicks at the Ultimate Triathlon in Shropshire
Middle: Seanin Gilmore at Blenheim
Bottom: Eloise du Luart at Barry Island