Calm conditions for third edition of Diamond Tri at Dorney Lake

Nearly 700 triathletes posted some good results yesterday over a variety of distances at the Human Race event in Bucks

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Nearly 700 triathletes entered Dorney Lake on Sunday morning to race in the calm conditions over a range of distances for the third edition of the Diamond Triathlon.

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Olympic legend Daley Thompson started the races as well as being on hand to start the children’s Scootathlon, consisting of a 400m scoot, 400m cycle and 250m run.

The men’s Olympic distance race was won by Mark Brooks in 2:09:23, Mark said: “I’m pleased with my time. It wasn’t that windy today as it can sometimes be quite windy on this course.”

In second place was Killian Courtney who finished in 2:14:45, and third on the podium was Glen Olding who finished in 2:16:23.

In the women’s race, Tamsin Neale secured victory with a time of 2:26:53, nine minutes faster than Julia Horsley in second place. Tasmin says: “It’s a hard course completing so many laps but I am really pleased.” The first relay team was MeatMen, in 2:17:09.

In the sprint distance, first over the line was James Anderson with a time of 1:06:30, followed by Craig Patterson, and Wayne Thrusting one, and two minutes later. James secured victory after being first out of the water by two minutes, and managed to secure his lead all the way around the course.

Also in the sprint, the first to finish in the ladies race was Claire Dewaf with a time of 1:16:20, Sarah Andrews came in second place just a minute behind the winner, and Katrina Copsey finished in 1:19:02 in third place.

The super sprint race saw James Holliday win the men’s race in a time of 34:35, with second and third place Sebastian Garry, and Benjamin Eastwood one and three minutes behind. 

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In the women’s super sprint, Emily Bannister won in 41:21 and just seconds later, Isabelle Ellis came in second in 41:56, and to round off the podium was Wendy Shadrake in 42:24.