Cambridge 1/2 Marathon
The build up for the Boston Marathon continued for Boston Triathlon Clubs Lynsey Ballans and Adam Sellars as they took part in the Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon on the 3rd of March. The route which started on Midsummer common wound through the beautiful city of Cambridge, and passed historic landmarks and picturesque scenery along the way.
Ten thousand participants took part in the 13.1 mile event which is in its eighth year. Weather conditions where challenging, with both wind and rain conspiring to sap athletes of their energy. Both Adam and Lynsey did the club proud, Adam battled through tough conditions and finished the course in a time of 2hrs 4mins 43sec while Lynsey who is recovering from injury managed her second best half marathon time with 2hrs 25min 42sec.
Vitality Big Half Marathon London
Sunday 10th March saw Boston Triathlon Clubs Chris Willerton test his metal against Sir Mo Farah in the Vitality Big Half Marathon. The 13.1 mile race started by Tower Bridge and finished at the iconic Cutty Sark, passing through the four London boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Southwark, Lewisham and Greenwich on route.
More than 13,300 runners took to the streets of London on a very windy Sunday morning for the event billed as the capital’s community half marathon.
Chris finished in a very respectable time of 1hr 35min.
Bedford Autodrome Sprint Duathlon
Storm Freya didn’t slow Boston Triathlons Alan Wheeler as he took part in the Bedford Autodrome Sprint Duathlon on Sunday 10th March. The NiceTri hosted sprint duathlon included the thrill of racing around the fast tarmac of Bedford Autodrome motor racing track and comprised a 5km run, 20km bike and 2.5km run. The Autodrome was designed from scratch by former F1 driver Jonathan Palmer and provides a fantastic traffic free venue. Alan finished in a time of 1hr 5mins 39sec 8th in his age group.