Donna finishes in pole position for WaldenTri

PUBLISHED: 17:00 01 August 2011

WaldenTri's Donna Dale finished first lady in the one-hour race at the Eastern regional Mountain Biking Series at Danbury Park

WaldenTri's Donna Dale finished first lady in the one-hour race at the Eastern regional Mountain Biking Series at Danbury Park



IT was another very busy and successful weekend for WaldenTri with several podium finishes across the club’s various activities.

In the Eastern Regional Mountain Biking Series at Danbury Park Donna Dale continued her fantastic form by finishing first lady in the one-hour race.

There were other great results for Paul Wiffen, taking third place in his category in the one-hour race, and Andrew Riley who was not far behind in 10th.

Callum Riley again showed his quality by winning the junior two-hour race and, despite being one of the youngest in the field, taking second place overall.

Nicki Davis came fourth in the two-hour race, followed in fifth place by Sue McIntyre.

At St Neots, three members performed superbly in the Standard Distance Triathlon with another of the club’s star ladies taking top honours. Louise Rolfe was the first lady home, beating her nearest rival by almost 15 minutes. Her time of 2hrs 28mins 28secs gave her a first-ever victory in a race of this distance.

George Alexander came seventh overall and first in his category in a time of 2hrs 25mins 14secs, Brendan Moran had a very creditable debut at this distance coming 53rd overall and seventh in his age group in 2hrs 51mins 6secs.

In the London Triathlon there was another successful standard distance debut where Nick Gransden survived a battering in the mass-start swim to complete the course in 2hrs 36mins.

Douglas Bowen completed the London Sprint Distance Tri in 1hr 32mins to come 379th out of 1,200 finishers.

Three WaldenTri athletes competed in the Culford Sprint Tri. Dave Mather was first home, sixth overall and first in his age grou,p in 53mins 54secs.

Ian Longland finished in 60ins 30secs to come 36th overall and 10th in his age group. Brenda Clayton put in a fine performance to complete in 1hrs 26mins 14secs to come 163rd, but second in her age group.

On the road running front Fiona Halls was again in fine form to come second lady home in the Harlow 10 mile road race in 68mins 48secs. She is currently sitting in third place in the Essex Road Running Championships.

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