Duathlete Pat Ellerbeck powers to Great Britain berth

St Neots NiceTri competitors Kyle Chesterman, Scott Thomas, Paul Ridley, Kye Liddle and Brad Edwards

St Neots NiceTri competitors Kyle Chesterman, Scott Thomas, Paul Ridley, Kye Liddle and Brad Edwards in action at the Bedford Autodrome Duathlon. - Credit: Archant

Pat Ellerbeck booked his place at this summer’s World Championships with a fine performance last weekend.

Ellerbeck, of the St Neots Nicetri club, won the M60-64 age group in the Bedford Autodrome Sprint Duathlon – an event featuring a 5km run, 20km cycle and 2.5km run.

It was enough to secure a Great Britain spot for the June world event in Spain.

Two of Ellerbeck’s clubmates, Phil Redden and Lauren York, also earned GB berths as a result of their displays at Bedford.

Other performances of note came from Tom Stead, who finished second in the M25-29 age group and took 13th spot overall, and Paul Ruddlesdin, who smashed his 5km personal best in the opening run.

St Neots Nicetri results: Men - 13 Tom Stead (M25-29) 56:05, 59 Kyle Chesterman (M25-29) 59:39, 67 Karl Hiner (M50-54) 1:00.02, 77 Brad Edwards (M30-34) 1:00.51, 102 Scott Thomas (M15-19) 1:02.16, 120 Kye Liddle (M30-34) 1:03.34, 137 Paul Ridley (M45-49) 1:06.11, 143 Pat Ellerbeck (M60-64) 1:07.01, 147 Paul Newell (M50-54) 1:08.11, 154 Leslie Thomas (M40-44) 1:08.11, 166 Phil Redden (M60-64) 1:09.11, 174 Jeremy Hill (M45-49) 1:10.26, 191 Paul Ruddlesdin (M45-49) 1:17.26. Ladies – 25 Lauren York (F20-24) 1:09.11.