Triathlon (Running…) ‘Shorts’ – 5th March 2017

A few notable multisport running performances over the weekend…

The Trafford 10km and Cambridge Half Marathon were among the events we spotted this past weekend with some familiar names running and performing well…

Trafford 10km – FULL RESULTS

Several names from Great Britain’s Elite Duathlon team produced some good runs over 10km on the fast Trafford 10km course.

Plenty of PB’s with top honours going to Richard Horton (2nd, 29:27), but we also spotted Danny Russell (30:33), Carl Avery (30:48), Oliver Mott (31:06) plus triathlete Sian Rainsley (36:33 / 36:27 chip)

Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon – FULL RESULTS

A cold, wet and windy day in Cambridge didn’t provide ideal conditions for this now hugely popular event, but that didn’t stop some excellent runs from some familiar triathlete names.

Will Clarke (1:11:42) used the race as a bit of a structured interval session and still finished eighth, while just a few seconds behind Tom Vickery crossed the line in 10th with a 1:11:58 chip time and a personal best

Finishing second overall, Lucy Gossage (1:16:34) smashed her own personal best – and her pre-race challenge of beating this Editor’s PB set 17 years ago! That is one ‘record’ I’ll never be getting back. It also proves – as Lucy told us last year – “don’t write me off yet“!

Perhaps it was her special pre-race preparation that did it? On Saturday Lucy ran a park run event with her young ‘super fan’, Billie-Jordan Butler:

One athlete who is now ‘retired’ (from Elite Paratriathlon…!) is 2016 Rio Paralympian, Clare Cunningham. With some longer distance races planned this year, the PT4 athlete clocked 1:34:53

MK Festival of Running – Half Marathon – FULL RESULTS

Joel Jameson finished third in 1:14:14.

John Levison
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TRI247's Chief Correspondent, John has been involved in the sport for well over 30 years, 15 of those writing on these pages. While his passion is triathlon, you'll also find him watching Boxing, Darts or at the theatre enjoying a good musical...