Cut­ler proves overnight suc­cess

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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.

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