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Tunbridge Wells athlete retains GB duathlon title

Tunbridge Wells Triathlon Club’s David Bagge.

Submitted for publication in the Kent & Sussex Courier

Tunbridge Wells Triathlon Club member David Bagge retained his age group GB duathlon title on Sunday.

Racing at the Oulton Park circuit in Cheshire, Bagge completed the common distance race (nine kilometre operate, 39 kilometre bicycle, 4 kilometre run) in a time of 1.49:28, which was more than enough to see him secure victory in the M55-59 category for the second year in a row.

Immediately after recovering from a calf personal injury Bagge fended off formidable competitors, which includes a previous European champion as he defeat past year’s time by 4 minutes, which was important as considerably less than a minute separated the podium.

The outcome offers Bagge a large self-assurance strengthen in advance of the Planet Championships in Romania in June.

Also making ready for the championships, Jane Blunt won her initially standard duathlon of the period at The Bridge Function in Dartford.

Tunbridge Wells Triathlon Club’s Jane Blunt.

Blunt secured overall victory in the women’s race, finishing the system in 2.18:13.

Getting trailed Kerry Mavris from Harlow Managing Club immediately after the first operate, Blunt was equipped to consider the lead for the duration of the bicycle leg and keep it in the last run, ultimately profitable the race by in excess of 3 minutes.

The Kent and Sussex Courier addresses locations including but not limited to Crowborough,  East Grinstead, Kilndown, Pembury, Tonbridge and, Tunbridge Wells.

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