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Lucy Gossage wins outright at the Spring BallBuster 2014

First time in race's 25-year history a woman has won the infamously tough duathlon around Box Hill

History was made last weekend by Lucy Gossage at the Spring Ballbuster, winning the event outright in a time of 2:49:28, followed by men's winner Will Newbery around a minute later.

Newbery led the first 12km run section, entering T1 in 46:04mins with Gossage around two minutes behind. Gossage then gradually closed the gap, eventually taking the lead on one of the final climbs and completing the final 12km run less than a minute slower than the first 12km run.

Lucy Gossage wins the Spring Ballbuster

Top ten results:

Position 

Participant

Category

Club/Company/Sponsor

Finish time

1

Lucy Gossage

(F) 35-39

Cambridge Triathlon Club

2:49:28

2

Will Newbery

(M) 35-39

Primera- TrainingBible

2:50:35

3

George Dunn

(M) 30-34

2:50:38

46:21

4

Ben Webeck

(M) 35-39

2:53:01

47:45

5

Neil Wicks

(M) 35-39

Worcester Triathlon Club

2:55:07

6

Richard Westover   

(M) 25-29

Relocation Travel Race Team    

2:55:52

7

Toby Courage

(M) 40-44

Army Triathlon Association

2:56:08

8

Keith Sanders

(M) 30-34

Human Performance Unit

2:56:17

9

Justin Clarke

(M) 35-39

2:56:33

50:50

10

Steven Groom

(M) 30-34

Larkfield AC

2:58:30

Congratulations Lucy! Age-grouper and Ironman Wales veteran Sophie Radcliffe also wrote a Spring BallBuster race report for us, describing it as "the race that broke me".


 
 

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