Excellent times at second Witchford duathlon event

The competitors leave Witchford Village College

The competitors leave Witchford Village College - Credit: Archant

A HARDENED field of 90 athletes lined up for the start of the Monster Racing Duathlon on Sunday at Witchford Village College.

The gruelling event tasked competitors to complete a 5km run, a 25km bike ride and another 5km run.

Both run and bike course offered a fast and flat route around the Lancaster Way Business Park, in Witchford.

First across the line in the men’s race was Phil Melling (Huub TFN RT) in a time of 1h 14mins and 27secs. Second male was Tom Vickery (Cambridge Triathlon Club), 1:14:52, and third male was Karl Free (Metropolitan Police Triathlon Club), 1:16:53The women’s race was won by Lucy Gossage (Cambridge Triathlon Club) in a time of 1h 19mins and 53secs. Second female was Vicky Gill (Swim For Tri), 1:23:26, and third female was Esther Rodriguez (Cambridge Triathlon Club), 1:25:55.

Athletes from local clubs, Ely Tri Club and Ely Runners took part, in ordering of finishing: Madeline Howarth (1:45:36), Kirstie Blencowe (1:46:42), Laura Marshall-Colling (1:58:42), Samantha Collins-Shirley (2:02:29) and age group winner Sandie Jardine (2:11:32).

Event photos are available www.ian-greenphotography.co.uk.