Triathlon: Biker Brown wins a national Championship silver medal

Anthony Brown claimed a silver medal in a big event in Liverpool.

Anthony Brown claimed a silver medal in a big event in Liverpool.

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PACTRAC member Anthony Brown won a silver medal at a National Championship triathlon event in Liverpool.

The standard distance of 1500m swim, 25-mile bike and 6.25 mile run was employed and Brown led his age group after the bike, but was overtaken on the run.

This race was also the first of four qualifying races for the 2016 World Championships next July in Mexico.

The remaining three races will be held early next year. The top four qualify automatically, but Brown has already decided not to travel so PACTRAC hopes may rest with Abi Schofield, who is currently ranked fifth, but would be eligible if one those athletes above her decided against travelling.

Richard Moys won the penultimate PACTRAC Mini-Series triathlon for this year.

He had finished sixth and third in his previous two outings in the competition.

Moys led out of the water, but was passed on the bike by Brown who was using the race as a warm-up for his Liverpool race.

But Moys was quicker over the run and claimed first place. Third place went to Scott Lloyd while Susie Freeman was again first lady home.

Series leaders Nathan Tweedie and Paul Vernon didn’t compete so the former has a 10-point lead going into the final race.

Graeme Hall competed in the Outlaw Triathlon in Nottingham which was held over an ironman distance of 2.4 mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2 mile run.

Hall finished 16th in his age group in a time of 11.26.17.

In the Big Swim in Nottingham Kate Armstrong swam the 5,000m race in 1.53.15 which earnt her 128th place.

Jon Crowley win his age group in a Bedford triathlon and finished eighth overall in a time of 1.06.40 over the traditional distances.