N1 triathlete Ellie Dominey lands silver at European Duathlon Championships
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N1 triathlete Ellie Dominey won silver representing Great Britain at the European Duathlon Championships in Soria, Spain, writes Garry Perratt.
Dominey competed in sprint distance of 5k run, 20k cycle followed by a leg-searing, lung-busting 2.5k run.
Soria sits high in the mountains, so the courses were not only extremely hilly, but at 3300ft of altitude, the thinner air added to the challenge.
Three days before the event it was zero degrees and the town had even seen some snow!
Thankfully, on race day temperatures had lifted to a pleasant 12 degrees.
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In the ladies’ field of 145, Ellie Dominey started conservatively to finish the first 5k run 11th overall and fourth in her age group (AG).
The hilly bike course suited her as she loves a good climb out of the saddle, and she moved up to eighth overall and second AG before digging deep for the final run, which saw her pull herself up to sixth female overall and maintain second place in her age group, meaning she earned some well-deserved bling and got to stand on the podium as the European Championship silver medallist.
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This result also pre-qualifies her for next year’s Europeans in Ibiza, Spain.