Hannah shoots down the competition to win gold at British Triathlon Championships

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Mansfield triathlete Hannah Shooter showed her pedigree when she took gold in the women’s sprint distance British Triathlon Championships at Liverpool.

The former European age-group gold medallist completed the 750m swim, 20km bike and 5km run in 1 hour, 11 mins and 17 secs, over one minute ahead of the second placed athlete and two minutes up on the third placed woman.

And it was a family affair with husband Chris competing in the standard distance race.

Comprising a 1500m swim, 40km bike and 10km run, Chris completed the course in the highly credible time of just 2 hours, 24 mins and 19 secs to round off what has been an excellent year’s return to racing after a period away from competition.

The club’s women were also in action in a number of long distance races.

Sally Hughes competed in the Iron Man Zurich full distance race.

Despite the rain and a back injury following an accident on the bike, Sally finished the challenging 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 mile run, raced without breaks, in the incredible time of 11 hours, 28 mins and 56 secs.

Racing in the half Iron Man distance Rubicon triathlon at Newby Hall, Ripon, competition regular Deborah Kerry put in a strong performance to complete the course in 6 hours, 6 mins and 42 secs.

Also racing at the event was club stalwart Steve Monaghan who finished in just 5 hours, 50 mins and 55 secs.

Chris Holmes took fourth overall in the Matlock Sprint triathlon in the impressive time of 1 hour and 1 min.

He was in action again at Doncaster, taking sixth overall in the standard distance race in the time of 2 hours, 14 mins and 47 secs. Steve Melhuish was third in age group.

Despite being sent the wrong way on the run by an official, he recovered from the error to finish in 2 hours, 32 mins and 26 secs.

Also racing for the club was Scott Tilley and Daniel Wilson, completing the course in 2 hours, 23 mins and 43 secs and 2 hours, 54 mins and 43 secs.