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Morgan takes the lead to Triathlon success

More than 350 take part in annual swim, bike and running marathon

Malcolm Howe



Morgan takes the lead to Triathlon success

Running to the finish Picture; Sonja Whatson

BANJO CYCLES’ Morgan Jones beat last year’s winner and team-mate Lee Gollop to win the annual Newbury Triathlon at Northcroft organised by Team Kennet.

He headed the near 350-finishers who had tackled the 300 yard swim, 22 kilometre bike ride and 5 km off-road run to clock 1 hour 00 minutes 42.6 seconds and finish just under three seconds ahead of his nearest rival.

Nigel Grantham of was third in 1:02.29.8 and was the fastest veteran.

The women’s race was hotly contested with Emily Roper 14th overall in 1:05.12.5 to claim the award ahead of Naomi Reynolds in 1:06.05.7 and Victoria Duncan of the Durham Uni Tri club in 1:06.08.8.

The host club’s best finisher was Dan Hall in sixth spot in 1:03.23.8 and Tri team Gloucester’s Tim Heaysham was the leading super vet in 11th place in 1:04.11.1.

The club will be holding its Newbury Duathlon on April 8 next year.

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