It was a busy weekend for the club as we played host to our annual duathlon staged at the Ellsmere Centre in Stetchworth. With gale force wind and rain on the menu the challenge of competing was made extra difficult for the event which includes a 2.5 mile run, 14 mile bike and further 2.5 mile run.
Nine club members lined up for the event and it was Gemma Irvine who proved to be in fine form to finish third female overall recording a time of 1 hour 25 minutes 31 seconds, while her husband Gordon Irvine who is usually on the podium had to settle for fourth place in the mens race with a creditable 1 hour 11 minutes 53 seconds. The rest of the newmarket contingent was made up by new members of the club. Ryan Figgins crossed the line in 1 hour 24 minutes 09 seconds, he was followed by Ian Cunningham in 1 hour 34 minutes. Keiron Shepherd showed plenty of promise stopping the clock on 1 hour 35 minutes 06 seconds with Xaviour Campbell hot on his heals in 1 hour 36 minutes 46 seconds. Glenn Fruish finished strongly in 1 hour 42 minutes 51 seconds. Sam Crockett and Gillian Green made up the female team with Crockett finishing in 1 hour 48 minutes 15 seconds and Green dipping under her target time of 2 hours in 1 hour 59 minutes 56 seconds.