World Champion Maurice
Halstead Road Runner and Great Britain athlete Maurice Young was crowned as the ITU Duathlon World Champion in Adelaide, Australia on Sunday.
Reigning world champion, Maurice, 81 years old, put in a faultless performance in his dual with Canadian John Marriott over the 5km run, 20km bike and 3km run course to finish nearly 8 minutes ahead of the Canadian in second place in a total time of 1:53:49.
Speaking after Maurice said ‘I’m delighted with the victory, it was a warm day and conditions were tough, however I felt strong throughout’
Halstead Road Runners Chairman Paul Harrington said ‘Maurice is a phenomenal athlete, we are all so proud of him within the club and look forward to giving him a ‘world champion’ welcome when he returns home’
Maurice Young 1:53:49
Neil Wilson and Andy Wilmot both put in strong performances of their own in Chelmsford Marathon.
Neil Finished in 58th in a time of 3:22:44, whilst Andy Wilmot was 295th in 4:05:42.
Neil Wilson 3:22:44
Andy Wilmot 4:05:42
Carol and Rosie Atkins chose the Thurlow 10. Rosie took an impressive 7 minutes off of her previous best time over the 10 mile distance and in doing so finished 5th place female overall in 1:17:37. Carol finished in 1:38:00.
Rosie Atkins 1:17:37PB
Carol Atkins 1:38:00
Mel Candler followed on from last weeks impressive performance at the Great Notley 5k Park Run with yet another PB, shaving 3 seconds off of her time over the distance.
Mel Candler 23:15