North Endurance Team Update #June
June was another packed month for North Endurance team members with some huge personal milestones along the way.
Chester Deva Triathlon
Dan Harbidge took top step op the podium and age group honors (25-29) in the Olympic Distance with a fantastic performance that would also earn him 5th overall. In the middle distance, Paul Williams snuck a 3 second victory over team mate Dan Dunnington as both continued their preparations for Outlaw triathlon and Triathlon X respectively. Owen Barden completed the NE roll call with Challenge Roth only a month out.
IM 70.3 Staffordshire
Paul Clarke broke his IM duck at IM Staffs 70.3. Paul has worked tirelessly throughout the winter and his resolution shone through as he toughed out his first middle distance race on a challenging course. Well done!
Ste Benno took on Cholmondeley Castle in his 2nd middle distance race. After a great swim and bike, Ste quickly found himself in a race against his guts! We’ve all been there buddy! Ste held it together for a PB, though his sub 6 target remains intact to get smashed on another occasion.
Paddy Breen ventured to ‘the mother land’ to take on his his first middle distance triathlon at Sheephaven Triathlon. Triathlon Ireland's National Middle Distance Championships, the tough bike course has 900m of elevation gain over 90km all based in the idyllic surroundings of Downings, Co. Donegal. The sun was out to make the day even tougher, but Paddy put in a sterling effort to finish in 06:30, crossing the line with his number 1 fan!
Dan Hardidge was back on the podium at Bala Standard Distance Triathlon. The sweltering ‘Balabados’ conditions of Saturday subsided to high winds on Sunday developing a strong current in the lake meaning the swim was cut short to only 500m. A new nutrition strategy saw Dan flying off the bike, running down 2nd spot to take the second step of the overall podium comfortably. Great effort!
To round out a month of podium spots, coach Dean Hanwell was back in Yorkshire taking part in the Penistone Foot Path Runners Penistone 10km. Dean took a fantastic 3rd on a tough road course.
Well done to everyone for their superb achievements in June.
Outlaw Half Holkham
Good luck to all racing in the coming weeks!
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