TRIATHLON: Individual and team successes for BRJ at St Neots event
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Huntingdon BRJ Run & Tri enjoyed individual and team success at the second race in the St Neots Triathlon Series yesterday.
Ed Cochrane enjoyed a super senior debut at the age of 15 when finishing third over the super sprint distance of a 400m swim, 10km cycle and 2.5km run. He completed in 34.11
Clubmates Chris Law (9th, 38.37), Steve Seaber (12th, 41.57) and Karen Seaber (15th, 45.29) also performed well in that event. They all won age-group honours.
Danny Hawksford was ninth overall and second in his age bracket over the sprint distance of a 750m swim, 23.9km cycle and 5km run in 1:16.58. Stuart Hathaway (1:21.38), Paul Eddleston (1:28.53) and Karen Maukonen (1:40.59) also tackled that discipline.
And Paulus Maukonen finished third in his age group in the standard distance event, completing the 1,500m swim, 45km cycle and 10km run in 2:29.53.
BRJ took the ladies relay team honours over the sprint distance thanks to the exploits of Sophie Etheridge (swim), Sue Ray (cycle) and Joanne Muff (run) who recorded a total time of 1:37.21.
Elsewhere, Adrian Beer finished 13th out of more than 1,200 competitors in the Outlaw Holkham Half Triathlon in Norfolk. He negotiated the 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile cycle and half-marathon run in 4:32.23. Clubmates David Ward (5:35.29), Andrew Skea (5:45.59) and Paul Jenner (6:28.06) also took part.
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Gilles Corby headed to the French capital for the Paris Triathlon and completed the standard distance event in 2:33.17.
BRJ’s stars of the future were also in action at the weekend in the West Suffolk Junior Triathlon.
Beatrice Pauley took second place in the TriStar 3 Girls race and younger brother, Dominic, only just missed out on the podium at the same event – staged at the Culford School, near Bury St Edmunds – when fourth in the TriStar 2 Boys race.
Liam Conway was sixth in the same race with brothers Elliott Megginson and Jacob Megginson finishing 21st and 29th respectively. Lauren Elliott did not finish her race.