Age-groupers secure final qualification for Worlds

In the Olympic distance triathlon at The Dambuster’s triathlon at Rutland Water William Cowen (Jackpot Racing), was the overall winner, just 16 seconds clear of David Bartlett ( Separated by just two seconds in the swim, David gained around 30 seconds over the rolling bike course, before William managed to reverse the positions with a 34:41 run split, which was the fourth fastest of the day. Third overall was Ashley Hurdman (Huub TFN RT) who overcame a two-minute swim deficit with an exceptional bike performance and strong run, to finish just 15 seconds slower than David. All three won their respective categories.


Claire Hann (Bikescience) was the overall winner in the women’s field. Starting with the fastest swim time of the day, she ended with the fastest run too – and came very close to making it a clean sweep on the bike. Only Emma Dreary, (Stortford Tri), who took second overall was able to go just a few seconds quicker on the bike than Claire.

 Becky Schofield (Physio Resolutions) completed the podium with a strong performance across all three disciplines. As with the men, all three also won their respective age-group races in the process.