TRIATHLON: Belvoir club members compete all over

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Belvoir Tri Club members spread themselves far and wide this week to take part in both multi and single-discipline sports.

Karl Hunt competed in the World Triathlon Age Group Finals at Sprint distance in Canada, coming home in 1hr 11min 51sec for 31st out of a strong field of 91 competitors, and ninth Brit out of 17 in the 40-44 age group.

A crash on the bike during a recce earlier in the week failed to dent his hopes of a good cycle leg supporting his weaker swim and run. In fact, he posted the fastest fastest bike leg overall and the fastest of the 17 Brits.

Blake Hutchinson and Iain Brown competed at the inaugural Louth Triathlon, both posting great times of 1.22.08 and 1.19.35 respectively, with Iain’s time good enough for fourth in his age group.

Oliver Wood completed the Market Harborough Sprint Triathlon, coming home ninth in his age group with a finish time of 1.25.03.

Wayne Hackett got back to running ways after a long time out due to injury to compete at the Great North Run. Despite having knee surgery five months ago and only managing to get in around 10 training runs since, he finished in a very respectable 1.55.

Neal Burnham raced the Edinburgh Half Marathon completing the 13.1 miles in a time of 1.51.29.

Elsewhere ,Sophie Hunt, Abi Schofield, Wayne France and Kevin Gench took part in the Bourne Ultimatum and Wiggle Steeplechase Sportives, with Wayne and Kevin both achieving Gold standard in their events.