Olympic legend Dame Kelly Holmes has won her age group in her debut duathlon event.
The double olympic champion added another trophy to her mantelpiece winning the veterans category against some strong local opposition at Eton Dorney Lake on Feb 22nd. Holmes finished the sprint distance duathlon in 1:25:17 and 12th lady overall. The prolific twitterer took to the social media site last week saying she was still recovering…
The event organised by F3 Events saw 500 runners and duathletes take to the start line of the Maxifuel Eton and Windsor Fun Run and Duathlon.
Runners had the choice of a 5km, 10km or a new 15km distances whilst the duathletes competed across either the Super-Sprint, Sprint or Standard distance.
In the Olympic Distance Duathlon (5km/40km/10km) Barnarby Gray of Farnham Triathlon Club emerged victorious in a swift time of 2:02:15. The podium was completed by Ryan McLaughlin from Provo2 Race Team in a time of 2:06:53, with Gray showing greater speed and strength in the final 10km run leg to win the race. The podium was completed by Austin Swain in 2:07:16.
The ladies winner of the Olympic Distance Duathlon was local lady Nicki Aitken, who competes for the Leicestershire based semi-pro team Racetime Events. Aitken, who started as favourite, covered the course in 2:18:51 to open up a clear winning margin over 2nd placed Carol Harper (Serpentine RC) in 2:25:42 with Antonia Moss completing the podium in 2:28:41.