WITH some excellent recent results behind him, New Forest CC’s Tony Rendall is holding his breath this week as he waits to find out if he has qualified for the World Triathlon Championships in New Zealand.
With an element of understatement Tony said: “Yes I did fairly well at the Windsor Sprint Triathlon, which ended up being a Duathlon - 1.2km run, 29km bike, 5.5km run - due to the River Thames flowing so fast and full of debris.
“I finished second overall out of nearly 300 entries and won my age group in a time of 1-12-52 with the winner doing a 1-11-04.
“I also raced this weekend at the British Triathlon National Championships and finished sixth in my age group over the Olympic distance (1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run) in a time of 2-03-39 which was a PB by quite some way.
“My bike split was 1-01-57 for the 40km (25 mile) which I was pleased with as it was a very hilly and wet course.
“I’m just waiting to see if I have qualified for the world championships in New Zealand and should know later this week.”
By Bob Jolliffe NEW Forest Cycling Club’s Stuart Peckham followed up a sparkling 1-01-29 time in the Bournemouth and District Women’s Cycling Association 25 with a new personal best 50-mile in the Wessex Road Club event the following weekend. Peckham, from New Milton clocked 2-05-11 for 13th place overall in Sunday’s 50 west of Poole. [...]
By Bob Jolliffe NEW Forest Cycling Club convincingly won the first of two rounds in its inter-club competition against Sotonia CC south of Lyndhurst. Promoting the first of the two-event series, New Forest CC took the top three places with Gary Lock clocking a resounding 22-55 to win the 10-mile trial on a none-too-easy evening with [...]