Clumber Park Duathlon.
Lincsquad’s Jordan Skelly, enjoying a purple patch, put in another strong performance in the ‘Classic distance’ at the Clumber Park Duathlon. His second place overall at the Gainsborough 10K was bettered this weekend by winning his Age group and automatically qualifying for a GB spot. OTCF coached Jordan was joined on the dais by fellow Squadder and second placed Dan Guerrero (DA coaching) proving the Club is performing at the highest levels.
Mark York, also enjoying some of the best form of his life secured a 5th place in his age group. Close on Mark’s heels were Phil Gibbs and Sheehan Quirke both finishing a creditable 8th place and Rick Newell (24th) in their respective and highly competitive age groups.
Mark Gollings & Dave Milton had to put this one down to experience as they found they were not on their own to fall foul of some strict rulings.
The hotly contested ‘Sprint distance’ saw Lincsquad also heavily represented.
Andy Holt was first home for the Club and narrowly missed out on a podium place. A 4th place in his Age group being testament to some serious winter training and suggests there’s even more to come.
The Club’s youngest representative and another future Hall of Famer, Ben Baugh found himself in a close tussle with Andy. Ben finished 7th in his AG and 35th overall having just one other competitor separating the Lincsquad pair. Mark Padley, without his swim advantage still had a creditable race finishing 291st in a field nearing 500 finishers.
The sprint race attracted a number of the Club’s ladies. Starting this season where she finished off last, Ruth Wilson once again featured in the medals. Second place in her age group cementing another GB qualification. Despite not having the best week leading up to it Jane Taylor, with new wheels, pulled off an excellent 7th place in her category. Jane was closely followed by another great Lincsquad performance in Suzanne Szenher who took the next available age group position.
Sam Ritson found a late night at the Rugby and an early morning rise a recipe for last minute panic preparation. This event, already on next season’s calendar proves Sam wasn’t deterred and raced hard to 13th place in her age group.
Our Monday night favourite track coach, Jacqui Saxon, enjoyed the lumpy run course to also finish 13th in her age group topping off a successful event for the Lincsquad team.