Do3 secures places at World Championships - Weekend round up, 4-5thMay 2019
Do3’s weekend performances heated up one of the coldest Bank Holiday’s on record with the squad bagging more podium places at events across The Midlands.
At the Anglian Water Triathlon, a 2020 ITU Standard Distance Triathlon World Championship qualifying race; Cameron Craik, Corinne Moss, Anita Howe and Lucy Mapp all qualified to race at the world championships in Canada.
Cameron Craik completed the 1km swim, 38km bike and 10km run in 1:53:35 and finished top 10 overall. Corinne Moss completed the race in 2:08:13 finishing 1st in her age group and 9thfemale overall. She was closely followed by Anita Howe who also took to the podium as 1st in her age group in an overall time of 2:09:24. Guy Bicknell and Neil Gardiner also raced in the particularly challenging conditions which saw the swim shortened due to the low water and air temperatures.
At the same event, Toni Senior was 1st female and 2nd overall in the standard distance aquabike which comprised a 1km swim and 38km bike. She finished the race in 1:23:45.
At the Tewkesbury Spring Sprint Triathlon Sara Northover was 1st in her age group and 2nd female overall having completed 400m pool swim, 24km rural bike and 5km multi-terrain run in 1:11:44.
Over the previous week, squad members Rachel Kirkwood, Yusuf Ibrahim-Zai and Stephanie Cox were racing for team GB at the ITU World Multisport Championships in Pontevedra, Spain. Rachel led the field from the start claiming the title age group world champion in the World Cross Triathlon Championships. Yusuf Ibrahim-Zai raced in the long-course Triathlon World Championships and Stephanie in the Aquathlon World Championships. Both put in great performance in difficult conditions.
Everyone Active, Do3’s lead sponsor, underlined its commitment to the squad with confirmation of 14 athletes becoming Everyone Active Sporting Champions. Do3’s Everyone Active Sporting Champions will receive support at various levels including free access to Everyone Active’s facilities throughout the UK and mentoring from the UK’s most successful athletes and professionals.
Alex Fuoco-Lang, contracts manager at Everyone Active comments: “Do3 exemplifies team spirit, hard work and inclusivity; values that we uphold too. We host at least six weekly swim sessions for Do3 and have seen the squad grow from strength to strength with the age group contingent now competing on a global platform. We are delighted to offer additional support to this bunch of talented athletes who prove that sport can be competitive at every age group.”
Dave Knight, Do3’s head coach adds “Racing on Sunday was cold – very cold. Despite this, the squad showed resilience and determination and has earned the right to compete at the World Championships at standard distance. We are arguably one of the strongest age group squads in the UK and it’s very humbling that Everyone Active has got behind so many people. My thanks go to the Everyone Active and of course everyone who trains and works so hard to keep Do3 at the fore of the triathlon scene”.
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 up-coming events, leader boards, rewards and special offers.