Anglain Water Duathlon
Last Sunday saw a sporting couple from Freedom Tri take on the Anglian Water Duathlon at Grafham Water Reservoir. This early season opening event consisted of 5km run, followed by a 20km bike then finished off with another 3km run. First over the line for Freedom was Greg Cairns in 23rd place with an excellent time of 1:26:28 closely followed by wife Helen Cairns in 33rd place in 1:31:40.
Ashridge Duathlon (race 1)
This weekend saw several athletes take on the Ashridge sprint duathlon. This race consisted of a 5km run followed by a 22km bike and another 2.5k run through the beautiful grounds of the Ashridge Estate near Berkhamsted. Michael Day was first over the line for Freedom in 11th place in 1:19:42 hotly pursued by Richard Springall 13th in 1:20:38 ; Rob Sedgwick 23rd in 1:25:20 and Declan McCabe 31st in 1:28:03. In the longer standard distance race (10km / 44km / 5km) there was an outstanding performance by Suzy Hawkins who came in 1st in the female 40-44 category and 20th overall in 2:48:38.