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Brighton Marina Triathlon race report

Action from the late September Sussex race

Just had this in from the Brighton Marina Triathlon race organisers, head to www.brightonmarinatriathlon.co.uk for more on this year’s race and updates about 2012.

Brighton Marina Triathlon

Date 25 September

1km swim/32km bike/8km run

Starters 134, weather fine.

Having won the first Brighton Marina based event way back in 1990, Trace Harris benefited from his local knowledge to power away from the field on the bike to win this year’s event.

Sporting his trademark pink aero crash hat, the 49-year-old vet matched his best ever bike times, hopefully providing inspiration to all the other ageing triathletes out there.

Trace attributes his good form to hours spent on the time trial bike, which was his choice of mount despite the very hilly and technical nature of the course. An impressive run split from second place former runner Tom Hopkins wasn’t enough to get close to closing the gap.

The women’s winner, Anita Jones. came in with a time of 2.02.37.

Men’s results

1st Trace Harris, 1.35.53

2nd Tom Hopkins, 1.41.53

3rd Jason Burkinshaw, 1.44.10

Women’s results

1st Anita Jones, 2.02.37

2nd Sue Cooper, 2.04.25

3rd Katherine Klaka, 2.09.29

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Matt is a regular contributor to 220 Triathlon, having joined the magazine in 2008. He’s raced everything from super-sprint to Ironman, duathlons and off-road triathlons, and can regularly be seen on the roads and trails around Bristol. Matt is the author of Triathlon! from Aurum Press and is now the editor of Cycling Plus magazine.