Kenny achieves top-10 finish
Tri Spirit Team’s Victoria Kenny has reinforced her position as one of the UK’s best triathletes after finishing in the top 10 at the British Triathlon Championships in Liverpool.
Kenny was joined at the event by fellow Tri Spirit Team member Julie Bradford, as both took on the standard distance triathlon consisting of a 1.5k swim, 40k bike ride and 10k run.
Kenny led her wave of the swim – which included having to contend with jellyfish – until the turn. She was overtaken in the ensuing melee but still left the water in 22 minutes 44 seconds.
However, a strong bike put her in good stead and after running a 10k personal best of 39.08 she finished in 2.10.25 put her ninth overall in the national rankings and fourth in her age group.
Bradford overcame a shoulder injury to complete the course in 2.33.19, with a strong bike section also moving her up the results table.
Elsewhere, Brenda Davies took on the Gravesend CC Open 25-mile time trial at Molash and finished in a fine time of 1:20.34
Tri Spirit events host the new half iron distance triathlon ‘The Owler Half Tri’ on August 4 at the Julie Rose Stadium.
The event also has a sprint tri, and aquabikes at both distances running alongside.
For more details go to www. trispiritevents.com repeat it against next year. “It was so successful we paid out prize money to all the last 16 players, having originally decided to restrict it to the top-four.” Tony Cox, the man behind the Sheppey Open and Medway Open, who ran things on the day added: “It is great to have another competition taking place in Kent because we are always very well supported.”