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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.

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.



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