Triathlete Melanie sprints to first place in her age category

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Fourteen members of Skegness Tri Club were competing at the sprint distance triathlon held at Woodhall Spa.

This was the last event in the East Midlands Sprint series, so all competitors were keen to do well and get a good overall placing in the series.

The water temperature of the outdoor pool at Jubliee Park was perfect for a quick 400m swim, followed by a 150m dash to the transition area to find the correct bike amongst 850 others.

The bike leg consisted of a 15-mile ride in breezy conditions over an undulating course.

After dismounting the bike and another dash to transition it was a quick change of shoes and straight onto the three-mile run.

This was when the ideal weather was much appreciated by the competitors.

Results: Russ Parker 1:10:38 PB, Peter Nicholls 1:10:55 PB, Lee St Quinton 1:14:38 PB, Ashley Epton 1:16:31 PB, Mitchell Clark 1:16:51 PB, David Johnson 1:21:14 PB, Mark Smith 1:22:55 PB, Nigel Kelly 1:32:53 PB, Hayley Smith 1:34:40 PB,Michael Clark 1:35:17 PB, Michael Pell 1:36:38 PB, Jay Harding 1:38:54 PB, Tanya Allsopp 1:50:23 PB, Cherry Kelly 1:54:17 PB.

Also competing this weekend were club members Michael Irving, Matt Wain, Alan Wheeler and Melanie Wheeler.

They chose to enter the triathlon at Tallington Lakes.

Melanie competed in the sprint distance, the others choosing the longer Olympic distance course.

The Olympic race consisted of a 1,500m swim in the lake at the holiday park, a 46km bike section through the local villages and a 10km run.

The sprint race was a 750m swim, 22km bike and 5km run.

Results: Alan Wheeler 2:33:18, Michael Irving and Matt Wain both finished in 2:43 PB, Melanie Wheeler 1:38:12.

Melanie was also the fastest in her age category.

Melanie recently competed in the Dambuster Triathlon at Rutland Water, and Olympic distance event where the bike course is infamous for its hills. Melanie’s finish time was 3:04:20.

John Caborn travelled to London to compete in a duathlon at the Olympic Park Velodrome, consisting of a two-mile run, 10-mile bike and one-mile run to finish.

John’s finish time was 56:28mins and he finished seventh in his age group.