PORTSMOUTH DUATHLON (5KM – 15KM – 5KM) FEBRUARY 2019
Three juniors of our juniors, Gethin, Lottie-Rose and Millie, two coaches, our treasurer & Rob started 2019 the way they mean to go on. For the juniors, competing as the youngest by over six years in their first open road multi-discipline event was quite daunting. Within the under 18’s Gethin Hepworth was first male and Millie Williams 1st young lady, with Lottie-Rose close in 2nd place. They definitely showed the “oldies” their strength and determination even after having to get the 6am ferry! Their coach Simon knocked off five minutes from his previous time finishing in 4th place in an amazing time of 1.02.26, narrowly missing out on 3rd place by .03 of a second in a fabulous sprint finish and Julie Van der Helstraete, competing within a team with Rob Holbrook achieving 2nd overall team. John Hepworth, having the additional pressure of racing his son, put in an immense performance also coming within the top half of the finishers. An amazing result showing their hard training is paying off and showing the adults they are hot on their tail….