Everyone at VO2 Max Racing Events would like to say a huge thank you to you all for making this evening’s run such a success and so enjoyable for us. Exactly 150 athletes toed the line and we saw some great racing right throughout the field. Early feedback has been really positive, but please do let us know what you thought of the event – we’re always looking to improve our races so any ideas are more than welcome.
The male race was hotly contested from the off, with Rob De’Giovanni (Gateshead Harriers / Northumbria University Tri Club) proving the strongest to win in 36:30, 9 seconds clear of youngster Isaac Dunn (Blackhill Bounders / Ryton Tri) in second. There was a tussle for third to fifth with only a handful of seconds separating the athletes; Matthew Brent (Tyne Bridge Harriers) took third ahead of Andy Niven (Tri Northumberland) in fourth and Shaun Anthony Brown (Tyne Bridge Harriers) rounding out the top 5.
In the female race, Emma Holt (Morpeth Harriers) held an unassailable lead to win by over a minute in an excellent 39:36, taking 12th overall. Fellow Morpeth Harrier Gemma Floyd crossed the line second in 41:21, with Lucy Wallace in third; Heather Christopher (Blyth RC) and Melissa Hepburn (Alnwick Tri) took 4th and 5th respectively.
The race also saw over a dozen athletes run in their first ever event (hopefully the first of many!), and well over £5,000 raised for charity – excellent work, and well done to you all.
Next up for us is the QE2 Triathlon, also held at Woodhorn Museum on Sunday 2nd June – we hope to see some of you there, or at another of our races in the future!