TRIATHLON: Belvoir Tri’s Cutmore wins Grantham race

Pictured from left are, back - Mark Wilson, Kyle Campbell, Natalie Eastaugh, Patrick Cutmore, Stefan Lawrence, Matt Broad, Louise Hyde and Claire Armstrong; front - Sophie Hunt and Catherine Davies.
Pictured from left are, back - Mark Wilson, Kyle Campbell, Natalie Eastaugh, Patrick Cutmore, Stefan Lawrence, Matt Broad, Louise Hyde and Claire Armstrong; front - Sophie Hunt and Catherine Davies.
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Fifty members from Belvoir Triathlon Club participated in the Grantham Triathlon on Sunday.

Based around The Meres, the event marks the club’s annual championship.

The Grantham Sprint Triathlon is a fast, flat course, ideal for novices and experienced racers alike. The race distances were 400m swim, 18km cycle and a 5km run.

Belvoir Tri’s Patrick Cutmore was the overall winner and crowned club champion, crossing the finish line in 54min 28sec.

Following his victory, Patrick said: “Taking the overall win was the cherry on the top as my main thoughts were on the Belvoir club championship trophy. With a last minute bike change (special mention to Chris Pugh for lending me his road bike), I was sure the top contenders would take the win.

“After crossing the finish line, it was all about the waiting game until all the results came in.”

Runner-up in the club championship was Stefan Lawrence, with Kyle Campbell taking third place.

Claire Armstrong secured second female overall and was first female in the club championship, finishing in a terrific time of 1:01:19, ahead of clubmates Sophie Hunt and Catherine Davies.

It was an inaugural appearance into the world of triathlon for several Belvoir Tri. First-timer Alan Heathershaw commented on his race: “This year I have run a half marathon for the first time, I’ve swam an aquathon and biked and ran a duathlon, but your first triathlon takes you completely by surprise. It was hard but I would do it again. The high is worth the pain.”

Results: Patrick Cutmore 54:28, Stephan Lawrence 56:30, Kyle Campbell 57:21, Chris Masters 58:32, Adam Madge 59:20, Martin Jolly 59:32, Mark Wilson 59:56, Claire Armstrong 1:01:19, Ove Andresen 1:01:51, Chris Pugh 1:01:55, Wayne France 1:03:11, Kyle Fisher 1:03:12, Blake Hutchinson 1:04:52, Phil Davies 1:04:55, Oliver Callum Wood 1:05:22, Neil Baldwin 1:05:27, Steve Squires 1:05:58, Rob Spashett 1:06:03, Andrew Spencer 1:06:07, Matt Broad 1:06:08, Sophie Hunt 1:06:48, Catherine Davies 1:07:41, Steve Perks 1:07:45, Louise Hyde 1:08:27, Natalie Eastaugh 1:09:43, Sophie Stanley 1:10:18, Ian Hancock 1:11:21, Alex Ferguson 1:12:36, Lucy Roberts 1:13:22, Louise Payne 1:13:47, Des Friel 1:13:56, Allan Heathershaw 1:14:18, Ruth Dunstan 1:15:51, Cameron Knott 1:16:23, Alistair Knott 1:16:24, Naomi Worrall 1:19:56, Tracy Poole 1:36:42, Suzanne Britz 1:38:00, Leanne Graham DNF.

l Belvoir Tri’s Tim Dawson and Brian Martin have successfully passed their level one British Triathlon Federation Coaching Assessments, joining the ever-expanding team of qualified coaches in the club.