Triathlon stars in the making

PUBLISHED: 16:18 27 July 2011

Lisa Maggs and Dan Loader

Lisa Maggs and Dan Loader


Strong gales, driving winds and a ‘beast’ of a run course, made The Plymouth Triathlon - a Standard Distance Race of 1500 metres swim, a 25km bike ride and a 10 km run - even tougher, writes Dennis Elliott.

Dan Loader is a triathlon star in the making and was racing in the open category for the first time. An excellent swim and a powerful bike ride were followed by an agonising run, as the severity of the course took its toll.

One of the keys to success in triathlon is managing effort over the entire length of the course and this can only come about by gaining experience-the hard way.

Lisa Maggs had a splendid race. She, too, was exhausted at the finish and described the run as 'a mini Grizzly' but upholding the growing reputation of the N1 tri club, Lisa was very satisfied with third place in her age category. Well done Lisa

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