Excellent conditions greeted competitors at the first Grand Prix event of the triathlon season in Duston, Northamptonshire. The 400m swim, 20 kilometre bike, 5 kilometre run provided a good early season test on undulating roads that took in a few testing climbs. Henry Sleight was the first Team Cherwell athlete back, finishing an impressive second overall in a time of 55:34 only 5 seconds behind the winner. Kim Shaw won her age group in 1:12:25 with Heidi Yates (1:11:17) and Denise Shepherd (1:18:17) both finishing third in their respective age groups. Also competing were Simon Knight (1:16:06) and David Shepherd who finished in 1:21:16.
The next Grand Prix race will be the ITU Standard Distance Qualifier at St. Neots on May 8th.