Second place at Challenge Melbourne for the ‘Brit Abroad’
She’s still hunting for top spot… but you’d have to say that the first quarter (and a bit…) of 2017 has been rather good for Laura Siddall.
After a memorable second place to Yvonne Van Vlerken at Challenge Wanaka, the former multiple Age-Group World Champion went on to IRONMAN New Zealand and secured her second full distance M-Dot podium, with second place in Taupo. After a very late (Thursday!) decision to race Challenge Melbourne on Sunday, it was another second place finish for the C.V.
Home athlete Annabel Luxford was the class of the race, building a healthy cushion on the swim and bike legs. Laura pulled back a minute over the half marathon, but had to give best to the talented Aussie for the win. “she’s a very classy athlete and one of the best in the world, and sadly couldn’t match her today!
Can't complain with a last minute decision – particular when it's such a great event! Thank you https://t.co/0qpiEuCkOA
— Laura Siddall (@lmsiddall) April 9, 2017
Challenge Melbourne – Sunday 9th April 2017
1.9km / 90km / 21.1km
1st – Annabel Luxford (AUS) – 4:09:58
2nd – Laura Siddall (GBR) – 4:16:02
3rd – Penny Hosken (AUS) – 4:39:20
1st – Sam Appleton (AUS) – 3:44:51
2nd – Dan Wilson (AUS) – 3:46:23
3rd – Tim Reed (AUS) – 3:54:11