2010 World Triathlon Champs Budapest, September 12
Jane Leslie finished 5th out of 12 in her F60-64 age group. Time: 2hrs 28.51min. Jon Greenwood came 12th out of 68 in the M55-59 age group. Time: 2hrs 11min 48min.
2010 World Aquathlon Champs Budapest, September 8
Jane Leslie won Gold in the F60-64 category. Jon Greenwood won Bronze in the M55-59.
2010 World Duathlon Champs Edinburgh, September 5
Trevor Roberts came 17th in his 65-69 age group. His finish time was 3hrs 22min 07sec (splits: 10km run - 72min 54sec; 41.6km bike - 1hr 40min22sec; 5km run - 24min 30sec).
Trevor has a reputation for falling off his bike, but at the World Duathlon Champs in Edinburgh at the weekend he surprised even himself by falling on the run instead! It was a nasty, bloody fall, as the photo above shows, but that didn’t stop Trevor. He got up, finished the race strongly, and still managed to leave other duathletes in his wake. He emailed the news like this:
Update on worlds… found the malt whiskey stronger than I am used to…. tripped over a kerb in full flight…. shame really, but the location, weather great… I will have to go back sometime…. left a fair drop of blood round course…… do not know or care where I finished….. still enjoyed it …..Trevor
Further questioning revealed more details: ‘I tripped on the third lap, it was a shame really as I’d just started to speed up. Everbody else was well into the bike leg before I was able to run again. I could not stop my nose bleeding. I had to go easy because every time I put a bit of effort in on the bike, it would start again. I had loads of support and encouragement and must have been most photographed competitor! Everybody knew my name so the result in the end did not matter. I just enjoyed the moment.’
Trevor was 17th out of 20 in the MV65-69 category. Last year Trevor finished 5th in the same championships and in April 2010 he won bronze at the European Duathlon Champs.
2010 European Olympic Distance Tri Champs Ireland, July 3
Jane Leslie won Gold in her 60-64 age group. Her finish time was 2hrs 43mins 19secs (splits: 1500m swim 24min 53s, 40km bike 1.13.22s, 10km run 58.48s). Although she was the only one in her age group, Jane’s time would have been good enough for Silver in the 55-59 age group below.
Jon Greenwood finished an excellent 5th out of 17 in his 55-59 age group. His finish time was 2hrs 24mins 58secs (splits: 1500m swim 25.59s, 40km bike 1.06.37, 10km run 47.12s).
Results are here .
Here are Jane’s reflections: ‘It was a good race despite the appalling weather – gales and rain. I didn’t have much competition in my age group but console myself that I would have got silver in the age below.
‘The swim in the Shannon was pretty straightforward, with a long run into transition of about 500m. The bike was an out-and-back course, fairly flat but because of the wind conditions (all disc wheels banned!) incredibly slow on the way out. Jon struggled to keep 12mph and I struggled for 10mph on parts of the way out, it was even a struggle to keep the bike on the road and I had to ride on drops the whole time out.
‘On the way back I reached 32mph on the flat! Thrilling and possibly not easily repeatable since the wind was a huge factor. The run was technical and generally slow for all, winding backwards and forwards round the town with some nasty short sharp slopes.’
2010 European Long Distance Tri Champs Spain, June 26
Roger Denton who came 7th out of 16 in his age category, and 2nd out of 6 in Team GB. Splits: 4km swim 1hr 18.13; 120km bike 3hr 26.26; 30km run 2hr 26.51. Finish time: 7hrs 15min 03sec. Results here .
2010 European Duathlon Championships April 30, Nancy, France
Trevor Roberts won Bronze in his 65-69 age group. His finish time was 2hrs 14min 34sec (splits: 10km run 42.05, 40km bike 1.07.30s, 5km run 22.40). Results here .
Here are his reflections on the race: ‘It was a flat run course, 2.5km laps around a park, mainly gravel paths. The weather was dry for the first run but we had torrential rain on the last lap of the bike, which was 8 laps around the city. The bike course was twisting, with 180 and 360 deg turns and 250m of climbing, but I could stay in big ring all the way. The second run was in heavy rain. The temperature was about same as in the UK. The British team won most medals. I had to listen to a Belgium national anthem (that’s funny, the winner was Dutch! – ed) when I was on podium. An Italian was second. I will have to try harder -especially on first run.’