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Dragon Slayer Duathlon report
Posted on: Monday 20th April 2009
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Just in from the Dragon Slayer Duathlon organisers...
The East London Triathletes event, Dragon Slayer Duathlon, was held this Sunday. The rain of last week was a thing of the past and a wonderful spring day welcomed the athletes to the cycle centre.
The course was a challenging 7.4K run, 40K & 5.4K run which consisted of many hills and was demanding for all those taking part. The first run was a four lap section and an early lead was established and held by Nick Malyyn from Ful-On Tri. However on the bike, Justin Webb from Optima Racing, pushed hard on the tough multi lap cycle section to take the lead by 43 seconds when coming into T2. On the second run, Justin maintained a steady pace to take victory in a winning time of 1:56:05. Nick Malyyn dropped to 5th place on the bike, but managed to put in an impressive second run to take 2nd place in a time of 1:57:17. Third place was claimed by Timothy Male from Thames Turbo in 1:57:40.
In the women's race there was close competition between Fiona Moorhead-Lane of Optima Racing/Planet X and Karen Axelsdottir from Optima Racing. However Fiona dropped out of the running after puncturing, leaving the door open for Karen to take first place in a time of 2:12:29. Holly Tomlinson of Thames Turbo pushed hard but could not close the gap on Karen and finished 2nd in a time of 2:16:11. Third place was claimed by Rebecca Adams of Optima Racing with a time of 2:21:43.
The race was a great event at a new venue and it certainly lived up to it's name. The athletes who took part managed to slay the Dragon; the dragon being the punishing and demanding course.
Full results HERE.