Triathlon: Whitby and Fitzpatrick share second place at Lydd Sprint

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John Kendall

TEN triathletes from Tunbridge Wells braved brutal headwinds for the End of Season Sprint race in Lydd, which had been selected as the Club Championships.

The race started with a 530m open water swim before the 20km bike leg out to Camber Sands and back.

The wind made bike-handling -unnerving for some and progress was slow as athletes battled the elements.

The contest concluded with a 5.3km run looping around the lakes.

The race was won by Thomas White in 1hr 3min, while Kieran Fitzpatrick was first home for Tunbridge Wells, claiming second place overall in 1:04. A strong bike leg saw him move up from 17th after the swim.

Dave Mahon claimed first veteran and third overall in a time of 1:07, ahead of Lloyd Collier who recorded the second fastest run leg to finish fourth in 1:08.

For the ladies Pippa Whitby claimed second place in 1:19. Suzanna Kinsella followed shortly after in 1:25 to take third place overall. Clare Roche kept up her good form to finish first F60.


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