Tasker beats the champion

Katie Tasker.
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The Whittlesey Triathlon Club (WiTri) hosted an Eastern Regional Junior League event at the Manor Leisure Centre on Saturday.

There were two outstanding performances by Peterborough Triathlon Club (PACTRAC) members.

Connor Walker continued his good form to finish third in a quality field in the Tristar Boys 2 race while Katie Tasker beat the current regional champion by 0.3 seconds to win the Tristar 3 Girls.

PACTRAC results:

Tristart: 5 Sophie Pickering 8:31.7; 8 Eden Hewitt 10:48.5; 9 George Milton 10:51.7.

TS1: 7 Safford Hewitt White 13:03.1; 17 Isabelle Lock 15:09.6; 18 Joseph Pickering 16:52.8; 26 Lois Walker 18:42.8.

TS2: 3 Connor Walker 15:33.7; 7 Olivia Corner 17:09.4; 9 Samuel Oakley 18:07.9; 13 Evadne Dawson 19:07.3; 17 Lottie Tasker 19:23.8; 17 Toby Cooke 20:16.8; 18 Lois Dawson 21:40.4; 20 Chloe Moore 24:46.7; 21 Libby Mellor 25:19,6.

TS3: 1 Katie Tasker 20:05.2; 5 Luke Welsh 20:41.7 .

Youth: 4 Matthew Wouldham 24:24.4.

The Whittlesey Novice Triathlon held at the same time was won by Chris Jones from Ipswich with Laura Conway from Eye Community Runners the leading lady finisher.

Nicola Goy of PACTRAC was second lady and first in her age group.

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

The National Standard Distance Triathlon Championships (swim 1500m, bike 25 miles, run 6.25 miles) were held at Liverpool at the weekend.

PACTRAC results were:

282 Aaron Godden 2:22:34 (age group 35); 358 Andrea Robinett 2:25:54 (age group 10); 395 Steve Hope 2:28:13 (age group 15).

Mark Wethersby chose to compete in the accompanying sprint race and finished an impressive fourth overall, having already won the Cardiff Sprint Triathlon outright, earlier in theyear.

Mark was pipped by one second into third spot, losing out on the sprint finish. He clocked 1:10:46 and was second in his age group.

Nathan Tweedie raced in the Elite section and finished 16th in 57:40.

He had a great swim and was fifth away on the bike.