Warwickshire’s Do3 swoops in on Warwickshire Triathlon - Do3 weekend round up 6-7th October
Dave Knight’s Do3 squad stamped its authority as Warwickshire’s leading triathlon team by claiming a series of podium places at the Warwickshire Triathlon.
Held on Sunday October 7th, the sprint triathlon is a highlight in the local triathlon calendar and was raced over a400m pool swim, 18km cycle and 5km off road run. Despite the initial freezing weather conditions, the squad took4 podium places across the age groups. Corinne Moss placed as 1st female overall while Jamie Chatfield, Sonya Tate and John Wrottesley were all 1st in their age groups. Andrew White was 2nd and Jonathan Ward and Vicki Hill were 3rd in their respective age groups. More than a dozen of the Do3 squad raced at the event with Lisa Parry posting a personal best on the course.
Neil Wicks, who raced at Storm the Fort Duathlon in Shropshire, also secured a podium place. The event is recognised as one of the toughest duathlons in the UK with competitors taking on a 20km off-road run, 91km bike and final 11km road-run. Neil crossed the finishing line in 5:27:35 and was 2nd overall in the race.
Further afield in Spain, 3 of the squad took part in Ironman Barcelona which was raced over a 3.8km sea swim, 180km bike and 42.2km run. Louise Bottrill completed the event in a pacey 12:58:37 and Ian Dickens in 10:07:33. Yusuf Ibrahim-Zai, from Do3’s headline sponsor Helix Sport, completed Ironman Barcelona in 10:05:54.
Dave Knight, Do3’s head coach comments, ‘Warwickshire Triathlon is a really popular event for the squad and I’m delighted at how many people took part from Do3. All the more I’m thrilled to see their hard work pay off with so many 1st, 2nds and 3rds. The guys in Barcelona achieved fantastic times over the long course race, equally those who competed closer to home were focussed, fast and most of all had fun’.
Do3 is mentored and managed by Dave Knight, one of the UK’s leading triathlon coaches, who is recognised as Coach of the Year by 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.