Steve Harrison (pictured)proved he is the real deal with a second place at the British Triathlon Elite Championships at Windsor. The Team Trisports athlete adapted well to the forced change in format which saw the event contested as a duathlon due to the dangerous river levels of Old Father Thames. Harrison, former British Triathlon Age Group National Champion, exceeded his previous best at Windsor to finish less than 40 seconds behind former world champion Tim Don, controversially overlooked recently for GB Olympic representation.
Former elite athlete Ian Mackerness also proved his worth with a fourth in 45-49 age group at the Dambuster Triathlon which sees him on the plane to Auckland as the event acted as the first qualifier for the 2012 World Age Group Triathlon Championships.
Top super vet Richard Melvern completed the Wimbleball Half Ironman triathlon in 6:15:34 to win his age group on a course which he described as the toughest ever.
Tony Ward and Liz Wood (pictured)were also in action over the Olympic distance at Fritton Lake near Norwich. Capitalising on solid winter training, Wood won her age group in 2:51:32 with Ward also earning honours with a third in 2:20:50 .
Helen Shulver continued her tour of the UK with a rewarding performance in the Southport Marine Lake Triathlon taking second female overall and second in age group with a time of 2:41:29 for the standard or olympic distance. The quality event benefited from closed roads to give the event a pro feel.
Steffan Ford Competed at Cosmeston Triathlon 2012 near Cardiff finishing 7th overall in a time of 01:08:4 gaining several places in a tight sprint finish
Mic Clark and Keith Perry completed the final round of the Mud Sweat and Gears Eastern Region Mountain Bike Series at Ickworth House. In a very competitive field Clark placed 40th , despite a double puncture hindering his final lap and recorded a 7th overall in the Open Male Series in his first season of MTB racing. Perry was 48th and managed to finish in the top 25 for the series.
With off road racing becoming ever popular, 6 members of Team Trisports took part in round 2 of the evening race series at Box End Park. The 750m open water swim, 10k off road cycle and 5k off road run proved a new challenge with Sean Storey first home for the club in 1:04:16 for 9th overall. Jon Wilson marked his return to triathlon with a 1:08:40 just ahead of Mark Beaver in 1:08:54. Elodie Levis marked her off road debut with 1:11:13 for 3rd female vet, ahead of partner Steve Moakes 1:11:32 and Steve Rust 1:11:42
Chris Cotton competed in the Galeforce Events Mass Start Swim Series over 1500m earning a 3rd in age group and 7th overall at the Box End event which due to windy conditions resembled a sea swim
In cycling Sean Bradley and Anna Holden completed the Shaftesbury CC 25 mile TT in 1:07:12 for 41st in the mens event and 1:115:17 for 8th women. Tony Shortland completed the Stevenage Midweek 10 in a time of 28:50