Mar 11

Flying Start to the Multi-sport season for Thetford Athletes

Conditions were not ideal for three TAC triathletes starting the season with a multi-sport Duathlon race. For Simon Smith it was the Sprint distance comprising of a 5k run, 20k bike ride followed by a 2.5k run. Simon finished in a time of 1:02:21 earning him 2nd place in his age group and an automatic qualifying place in the 2020 European Duathlon Championships. Gary Malliband and Charlotte Smith completed the Standard Distance (10k run, 40k bike, 5k run). For Gary it was his first ever duathlon which he finished in 2:26:32 and 11th in his age group. Charlotte’s overall time was 2:25:26 which gave her 3rd female overall and 1st in her age group again earning automatic qualification into the 2020 European Championships.