Spowage on form at Grafham Water Duathlon

Two Colchester Harriers, Paul Spowage and Lucy Mapp, competed in the Anglia Water standard distance Duathlon at Grafham Water on Sunday.

Veteran Paul competing in the 55-59 age group for Born2Tri ran the first 10k in 40m 10s heading in to the transition area in 25th place. Paul then sped around the bike section of the race; a two lap course measuring 23.8 miles in 65m 07s. Leaving the transition area for the second time he had dropped to 28th place. Another strong 5k run saw Paul move back up to 25th spot, crossing the finishing line in 2h 06m 45s. Paul was the first finisher in his age group and 1st M55 qualifier for the 2020 ITU Standard Distance Duathlon World Championships.

Lucy, racing for Cambridge Triathlon Club and competing in her first duathlon completed the race in 2h 30m 43s to finish 22nd overall in the ladies race and 4th in the 25-29 age category. Lucy’s splits were 1st run 45m 08s, bike 80m 44s, 2nd run 23m 12s.

Paul was the winner of the M55 age category

Lucy was 4th in her age category