By Bob Jolliffe.
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NEW Forest Cycling Club members Joe Phillips and James Bannister kicked off December with some top results in Round Two of the Rempstone Roast Mountain Bike Duathlon on the second of the month.
Joe proved to be the faster of the pair taking third overall from the 73 finishers with an overall time for the two-mile run, 10-mile bike race followed by a second two-mile gallop around the mixed surface course at Corfe Castle of 59min 43sec.
James was fastest overall in the cycle race with a time of 32-41, nine seconds faster than overall winner Chris Weekes (unattached). Weeks though proved the faster runner with times of 11-32 and 12-12 against James’ 13-43 and 14-24 and Joe’s 12-36 and 13-18. Joe clocked 33-49 on the bike.
James ended up in fifth place overall with an aggregate of 1-00-48.
Second place went to Kelly Brocklehurst (Zoom Tri Club) with 58-26 (11-59, 33-24 and 13-03) and Kevin Blann (Team Rose Blann) was fourth with 59-46 (12-37, 33-49, 13-20).
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