N1 Tri Club now has three set to race in GB colours at World Duathlon Championships in Denmark

PUBLISHED: 11:16 21 March 2018 | UPDATED: 11:16 21 March 2018

N1 Tri Club members Jane Beech and Moira Glen in action at the Beford Aquathlon.

N1 Tri Club members Jane Beech and Moira Glen in action at the Beford Aquathlon.

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Despite the weather showing the contrary, the coming of spring has also signalled the start to the triathlon and multisport event season, and the second weekend of March saw N1 Triathlon Club members out in force, writes Jim McKechnie.

N1 Tri Club's Jane Beech crossing the finishing line at the Bedford DuathlonN1 Tri Club's Jane Beech crossing the finishing line at the Bedford Duathlon

Firstly, Vanessa Glyn Jones, Mat Szala and Rachel Mandrupson were doing themselves proud at the Bideford Half Marathon, as were many others from the Honiton Running Club.

Vanessa ran a time of 2:36:11 earning her first place in the F70 category. Rachel ran a 2:29:13, which, although not as fast as last year, she was very happy with and had a “really enjoyable half.” Mat Szala had a fantastic race despite a few stomach cramps coming in in a brilliant 1:17:48, placing him ninth overall from a field of over 1,200 people, showing him in great form for London next month and then Ironman Nice in June.

Meanwhile, further afield, Jane Beech and Moira Glen were racing at the Bedford ITU Sprint Duathlon Qualifiers, competing to earn themselves a place at the World Duathlon Championships in Denmark.

This was a draft legal event, allowing Moira and Jane to work together a bit on the bike stage and both had superb races with Moira winning her category and Jane coming third in hers.

This meant that both qualified and will join fellow N1er Ellie Dominey, who earlier qualified to make it a hat-trick of N1 club members who will be racing in GB colours in July.

If you’re interested in finding out more about the N1 Triathlon Club, please contact us though the club website, www.n1tri.club


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