Sutton impact in Fritton Duathlon

PUBLISHED: 16:43 13 December 2012

Yarmouth Road Runners at the Fritton Lake Duathlon.

Yarmouth Road Runners at the Fritton Lake Duathlon.


Great Yarmouth Roadrunners

Four members decided to take on the new challenge of the Fritton Lake Duathlon.

Cathy Tooley, Andrew Baker, Matthew Sutton and Mark Peach got there in plenty of time so they could rack their bikes and have a good warm-up as it was a chilly morning.

The course was entirely off-road, and each stage was based around the trails and surrounding woodland of the picturesque Fritton Lake Country Park.

The race started with a 3km woodland run and then a 10km bike ride and finished with a 1.5km run.

Matthew brought home the Roadrunners with Andrew close behind. Mark had Andrew in his sights all the way but could not pass him. Cathy did a sterling job as always and tore up the course with a great run and and fabulous bike. A return for the next race in January is planned.

Road Runners and students from East Norfolk Sixth Form College had a great turnout at Whitlingham for the fourth race of the season for the East Anglian League, hosted by TriAnglia. The course was an improved route from last year, with the men doing three laps of a 2.25 mile course around a grass field, through woodland (including a killer 45 step climb on each lap) and a long stretch by Whitlingham Broad. The ladies had to do two laps making it a long 4.5 mile race for them. Despite the chilly start and the snow coming down after the second lap, there were some great results from the team and its representatives.

Men’s race: 8th Kyle Ella, 9th Sean Jermy, 11th Keelan Pywell, 21st Neil Sibley, 32nd Andrew Baker, 44th John Bone, 47th Kevan Pywell, 48th Mike Spragg, 63rd Steve Stringer. 68 runners. The Men’s A team came a brilliant 2nd, (now 4th in the league) with the B team coming 4th (now 3rd in the league).

Ladies race: 4th Catherine Lee, 11th Karen Manning, 12th Nicola Baker, 15th Jess Futter, 18th Amber Burton. 24 runners. The ladies team came 3rd and are now 3rd in the league.

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