Maidstone Duathlon

Event: Maidstone Duathlon
Date: 28th February 2016
Location: Harrietsham
Distances: 9.5km, 42km, 3.5km

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The first of the Striders Tri Club Championship races kicked off with the Maidstone Duathlon starting from Harrietsham village hall. The 2 runs took the duathletes around the back lanes of Harrietsham and then along the A20 t0 Ashford and back for the rather windy bike leg.
First strider home was David Valenti in a time of 2hr 35m 17s placing him 28th out of a field of 52 competitors. Coming in a mere 10 seconds behind him was Ross Pilcher, 2nd Strider home in a time of 2hr 35m 27s.  3rd Strider home, first female strider and overall position first lady was Lucy Hewett in a time of 2hr 46m 44s. 4th strider home and only 6 seconds behind Lucy was Jamie Goldthorp in a time of 2hr 46m 50s. Lynne Hacon was 5th Strider coming in a time of 2hr 48m 37s which put her in the place of 2nd female!
Rob Sapp, racing for Medway Velo on this occasion, will be one to watch when he competes as a Strider putting in a very strong performance at 2:29.13!


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