26th Oct, 2020

Age group victory for Croxson at Blenheim Palace

Liam Moakes 16th Sep, 2020

LOUISE CROXSON led a fine effort effort from West Midlands triathlon squad Do3 as she secured an age group triumph at the Blenheim Palace Triathlon.

Croxson, Ines Carrera, Richard Eden, Alex Ogden, Oscar Metcalf, Paul Squires and Andrew White competed in one of the UK’s standout events.

Carrera and White were top ten in their age groups, while Croxson was first in hers. She was fourth lady overall in a field of 2,087 in a time of 1:18.

The sprint triathlon was raced over a 750m swim, 19.8km bike and 5.4km run in the stunning surroundings of Blenheim Palace and Estate.

Joe Grainger raced in Cheshire at the Boundary Park Triathlon. The course comprised a 1km swim, 55km bike and 10km run and he completed the event in 2:46 and was ninth overall, as well as third in his age group.

Joe Lee and Mike Davis were in North Devon for the Croyde Ocean Triathlon – a 1.5km sea swim, 38km hilly bike and 12km cross country run. Lee came over the line in 2:54 and Davis in 3:21.

There were also monumental swimming performances from James Hodges, Beccy Huntley and Janet Stansfield who took part in Ullswater Chillswim.

Due to inclement weather, the format of the event changed to a lapped event. However, Huntley and Stansfield each swam four miles and Hodges seven miles.

This coming weekend, several Do3 athletes will be racing at Cotswold 113 – a middle-distance triathlon – while others will be taking part in the squad’s own long course weekend of swim, bike and run activities.

Do3 head coach Dave Knight said: “It’s great to see the squad back out on the circuit and getting such well deserved results.

“All of the feedback around the precautions that the race organisers are putting into place is extremely positive and I hope is setting a precedent for a full and safe season in 2021. Congratulations to everyone on their results.”

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