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Race report: Newlands Duathlon
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Posted on: Friday 6th May 2011


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Race report: Newlands Duathlon

Sunday 17th April, 2011 - 8km Trail Run /44km Road Bike / 4km Run

The Newlands Duathlon is establishing itself as one of the toughest duathlons in the country and this was reflected in the quality of the field lined up for the start. It is also probably the most scenic, incorporating running trails around the iconic Catbells fell and a spectacular cycle route through stunning Lakeland terrain.

The initial 8k run took competitors along an undulating trail at the base of Catbells before a steep rocky ascent leading to Hause Gate, near to the summit. Top local fell runner Ben Bardsley (Keswick Bikes) was determined to establish an early lead on this section but Richard Anderson (Holmfirth Harriers) was hot on his heels and both entered T1 together in 31:11. Last years winner, Phil Addyman was a further three minutes adrift at this stage but clearly looking forward to his strongest discipline on the bike. Leading the women’s race and looking very strong was Rhiannon Silson (Arragons Tri) in 38:15 followed over a minute later by Karen Poole (Cleveland Tri) in 39:41. With strong local cyclists Philippa Lyles (Keswick) who finished second at Whinlatter and last years female winner Angela Armstrong (Carlisle Tri) not too far behind, a fierce battle loomed ahead on the bike.

Newlands Duathlon 2011

Photos © Sport Sunday

Taking in two Lakeland passes, one of which is the renowned Honister Pass, with it’s 25% gradients, the 44k cycle route was going to test competitors’ strength and resolve to stay on the bike. Indeed, after storming round last year Philip Addyman reported that his speed over the top of Honister was reduced to 5mph! Whinlatter Pass is the first major climb of the day and is reached after only three miles on the bike. Climbing up the forested slopes, Richard was steadily increasing his lead over Ben and was now out in front on his own. Powering his way along the undulating section past the shores of Crummock Water and Buttermere Richard had built a three minute lead by the top of Honister. Karen was steadily eating into Rhiannon’s lead and caught her before Buttermere but knowing that a significant time gap was needed to hold off Rhiannon on the second run.

After a steep and technical descent down Honister, the bike route wound it’s way through Borrowdale Valley passing through the hamlets of Rosthwaite and Grange, then along the western side of Derwentwater and back to T2. With a clear lead established on the bike, Richard was not going to be troubled on the second 4k run. The battle for second was a different matter as Phillip, Ben and Mark Roberts ( Manchester Tri) all entered T2 within a few minutes of each other. Recording the fastest run split for the 4k run, Richard crossed the line in an impressive 2:16:55 smashing an incredible 10 minutes from the course record. Philip battled through for second in 2:23:06 closely followed by Mark in 2:24:46. After a similar display of strength on the bike Karen built up a four minute lead and entered T2 in 2:24:24 followed by Rhiannon in 2:28:46. Running solidly Karen held on for the win in 2:50:22 followed closely by Rhiannon in 2:53:51 and Phillipa in 3:03:04, all three beating last years course record!

Newlands Duathlon 2011

Photos © Sport Sunday

The veteran category is always a strong one and Newlands was no exception. For this reason we combine the male vet40’s with the male open. Phil Addyman was first MV40 and Elaine White (Wakefield Tri Club) first FV40. First MV50 was Peter Smith (NAV4) and MVet 60 was Tom Palenicek (Staffordshire Moorlands). For the relay category, one person does both runs the other the cycle. David Prescott and Andrew Eland (Tri Lakeland) teamed up at the last minute, David was going to do the event solo before picking up an injury and pairing up, which turned out to be a good decision as they came through first in the relay category.

Newlands was the finale to the challenging High Terrain Events Duathlon Series, a true test of competitors’ versatility both on and off road. Competitors needed to complete three events in the series with Whinlatter, Kielder, Grizedale and Newlands to choose from. Mark Ryan (Carlisle Tri) was the winner of the Male category, Louise Wilkinson (Northumberland) was first Female, having won on home ground at the testing Kielder Off Road Duathlon in January, in the snow!

Newlands Duathlon 2011

Photos © Sport Sunday

Men's results

1 Richard Anderson Holmfirth Harriers 2:16:55
2 Philip Addyman Ryton Tri 2:23:06
3 Mark Roberts Man Tri 2:24:46

 

Women's results

1 Karen Poole Cleveland Tri 2:50:22
2 Rhiannon Silson Arragons Tri 2:53:51
3 Phillipa Liles Keswick 3:03:04

 

Relay pair results

1 David Prescott, Andrew Eland Tri Lakeland 2:53:40
2 Sara Barnes, Ian Vatter Dig Deep 3:27:23

 

Women's results

1st Female V40 Elaine White 3:47:25
1st Male V50 Peter Smith (Nav4) 3:07:31
1st Male V60 Tom Palinecik 3:32:45

 

A big thank you to National Trust for use of their land, Up & Running Keswick and Keswick Bikes for both providing some fantastic prizes and event support. Also to Newlands Adventure Centre for use of such a fantastic venue and facilities. Credit goes to Sport Sunday and Dave Willis Mountain Sports Events for the photos.

High Terrain Events have incorporated this classic bike route into brand a new triathlon event to be based from Buttermere village on Saturday 17th September. Distances are 1.5k swim in the crystal clear water of Buttermere lake, 44k road cycle (Honister is tackled first so it’s out of the way early on!) followed by a 13k trail run around the shores of Crummock Water.

Full results and details of the next events can be found at www.highterrainevents.co.uk



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