It was a family affair at Mansfield Triathlon Club with father and son team Seamus and Cormac Allison competing for Ireland in the ITU Multisport World Championships in Denmark.
Both competed in the sprint duathlon (5.5km run, 20km bike, 2.5km run) in Odense, with Cormac competing in the 20 to 24 age group and Seamus in the 55 to 59 age group.
The race featured a draft-legal bike leg which added an exciting dynamic to the event, testing the bike handling skills of all the athletes. Both Cormac and Seamus achieved distance PBs with Cormac able to claim a world top 20 ranking.
The club’s juniors were in action at Derby with the team achieving two podium places. Issabelle Brown came first in the girls’ TriStart in a time of 9 min and 47 secs improving on her second placing at Nottingham.
In the boys’ race Robert Alcock was just outside the podium places at 4th in 9 mins and 6 secs. In the Tri Sar 1 race Alfie Brown (16 mins and 41 secs) and Felix Wilson (17 mins and 42 secs) put in strong performances. Representing the girls were Anna Woodhall (18 mins and 34 secs), Libby Cooper (19 mins and 1 sec) and Grace Sinclair (21 mins). Daisy Wilson was the club’s sole representative in the Tri Star 2 race putting in a competitive effort in 29 mins and 15 secs.
In the boys’ Tri Star 3 Harry Elliott finished in 34 mins and 52 secs with Emily Tansley competing for the girls in 39 mins and 27 secs. Reigning East Midlands series champion Emily Alcock took third in the girls’ youth race in 41 mins and 56 secs with just 1 minute separating the top three finishers.
John Tansley was in action in a series of running events. He completed the Newstead Abbey Dash (5km) in just 20 mins and 36 secs for a new PB and finished the Crich Monument fell race (11.3 km with 1000ft of ascent) in 1 hour, 1 min and 17 secs.
Race 3 of the Delta Simons Aquathlon series feature Deborah Kerry who completed the 800m swim and 3km run in 32 mins and 15 secs as part of her preparation for the swim leg of the Outlaw Triathlon.