PORTSMOUTH DUATHLON (7.5KM – 24.5KM – 5KM) – MARCH 2019
Four of our junior triathletes and Simon, one of our coaches, competed in the second Portsmouth duathlon on Sunday 24 March. The distances were longer this time (7.5km – 24.5km – 5km) and with a stronger headwind for the bike section, these hardy triathletes were put through their paces in a field of 263adult triathletes. Simon Pilcher, taking a respectable 5th place himself, said “there was some good pacing on the course and results proved how hard they are all training”. Thomas Horton (14yrs) entering his first mainland duathlon showed his strength on both disciplines finishing in 39th place (1st in under 18); Gethin Hepworth the other male junior and youngest of all of them (13yrs) finishing 101 overall (2nd under 18). Millie Williams, (16yrs) finished 15th Lady and 1st under 18 and Lottie-Rose Van der Helstraete (14yrs) finished 26th lady and 2nd under 18.