Local trio off to Adelaide for World Championships

Paul Lunn won his age group.
Paul Lunn won his age group.
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Peterborough Triathlon Club (PACTRAC) members were out in force for the first big event of the season - the Dambuster Duathlon at Rutland Water - and they made a big impression.

They had 18 members tackle the tough event, which involved a 6.25-mile run, 26-mile bike ride and another three-mile run, and five of them made it onto the podium.

It was a challenging race but Paul Lunn made it look easy racing home in seventh place overall in 2:01:16 and he won the 40-44 age group.

George Prodrick also won his age group (75-79) while Jim Fell (65-69) and Antony Brown (55-59) were second in theirs.

Sue Davys was the fifth PACTRAC member to make the podium, finishing third in the female 55-59 age group.

The event was a qualifying race for the World Duathlon Championships to be held in Adelaide, Australia, on October 14 and the top four in each age group made the GB team.

Both Lunn and Fell qualified but Prodrick, Brown and Davys did not wish to be considered for qualification.

Another local off to Adelaide is Claire Steels.

The City of Peterborough Hockey Club star and a member of Bourne Town Harriers, finished fifth in the female 20-25 age group but one of those who finished ahead of her wasn’t entered in the World Championship qualifier.

PACTRAC results:

7. Paul Lunn 2:01:16 (40-44 age group 1st).

18. Nicolas Kernick 2:05:14 (20-24 age group 4th).

71. Sean Beard 2:18:56 (50-54 age group 5th).

94. Robin Brookes 2:22:46 (50-54 age group 9th).

106.Richard Nixon 2:24:38 (45-49 age group 15th).

108.Antony Brown 2:24:57 (55-59 age group 2nd).

117.David Thorold 2:26:19 (45-49 age group 17th).

128. Steve Coombs 2:27:12 (45-49 age group 21st).

167.Richard Ardern 2:33:02 (45-49 age group 26th).

204.Tim Henson 2:36:36 (35-39 age group 31st).

249.Steve Hope 2:45:00 (50-54 age group 30th).

274.Paul Frampton 2:50:50 (45-49 age group 42nd).

300.Julia Ratcliffe 2:57:52 (40-44 age group 14th).

307.Jim Fell 3:00:45 (65-69 age group 2nd).

320.George Prodrick 3:06:04 (75-79 age group 1st).

331.Sue Davys 3:10:17 (55-59 age group 3rd).

354.Joanne Annis 3:25:15 (45-49 age group 14th).


143. Claire Steels (Bourne Town Harriers) 2:29:13 (20-25 age group 5th).

Other PACTRAC results

Belvoir Challenge: 11. Giles Cooper 3:50:43

Mud and Mayhem Mountain Bike Race, Thetford Forrest: 3. Steve Giles 1:22:28 (age group 1st); 23. Roz Giles 1:37:48 (age group 1st and 1st lady overall.

Rockingham 10km Suffering Adventure Race: 75. Nigel French 2:22:09.

Entries are coming in for the PACTRAC Peterborough Duathlon, to be held at Castor on Sunday April 26.

Distances are: run 4 miles; bike 18 miles; run 2.5 miles.

For further details and to enter the race visit www.pactrac.co.uk