Cutler proves overnight success
Emma Cutler raced to victory at the Insomnia MTB 12-hour overnight race at Bedgbury Forest near Tunbridge Wells. She won the solo event – beating all other challengers, including all the competing men, completing 15 laps in 11 hours 33mins 05 secs. Mark Cutler did well finishing second vet male overall after completing 13 laps in 11.24.39.
Julie Bradford was second lady home in the Canterbury Sprint Tri at Kingsmead Leisure Centre in Canterbury on Sunday. The event including a 400m pool swim, 20k bike and 5K run saw the competitors endure sweltering temperatures and busy roads in the city. Bradford produced a stylish performance to finish as second lady overall in 1:12.28. Three other Tri Spirit members took part. Tom Stanley (1:10.32) and Trevor Meadway (1:16.37) both completed the course, while Jacqui Maxted, in her first triathlon, finished in 1:30.19.
Andy Munroe shrugged off the handicap of a broken toe to better his PB by more than two hours in the Ironman Austria event in Klagenfurt. He and Liz King were among a field of almost 3,000 competitors representing nearly 70 countries. Munroe, injured two weeks before, smashed his previous best, finishing in 12 hours 28 minutes, which included a sub-four marathon. King completed her 12th iron-distance event with a gutsy performance, finishing in 16.36.