Walden TRI duathlete secures Great Britain qualification
PUBLISHED: 14:51 26 October 2016 | UPDATED: 14:51 26 October 2016
Walden TRI's Zac Deller has qualified to represent Great Britain at the European Duathlon Championship after storming to victory in the Bedford Autodrome Duathlon race on Sunday.
The adult sprint distance race consisted of a 5km run, 20km bike and finally a 2.5km run while the junior race distances depended on their age and category entered.
Competing in a field of 350 athletes, Deller completed his initial run in 14 minutes 42 seconds with a speedy 37-second transition to the bike leg which he finished in 29:25.
Another fast transition took Deller onto the final run section of the race, which he finished in 9:23, giving him an overall time of 54:36, 11 seconds ahead of second place.
Deller will get his chance to impress for GB in Spain next Spring.
Other members of Walden TRI racing also did well.
Ross Broomfield finished joint 38th and seventh in the 15-19 age group in 58:38 while Craig Dyce finished 84th and fourth in the 45-49 age group in a time of 1:01:29.
Leon Bozianu crossed the line in 130th place, 16th in the 15-19 age group, in 1:03:58 and Benoit Bely finished 199th, 25th in the 40-44 age group, in 1:08:38.
Georgina Dunlop was 222nd, fourth in the 35-39 age group, in 1:10:12, Iain Rogers finished 253rd, 21st in the 50-54 age group, in 1:12:27 and Annabel Hunt took 318th, eighth in the female 15-19 age group, in a time of 1:20:46.
Meanwhile members of the Junior TRI team also did well, with a first place to Bella Hall in the TriStar three category.
Second places went to both Freddie Howard (in the TriStart category) and Luhan Bely (TriStar 3).
James Fraser came third in TriStar 3 and Evie Stringer (TriStart), Beth Aris (TriStar 1) Bella Howard (TriStar 2) all came fourth.
Hywel Bowen finished sixth in the TriStar 2 category.