Monday, June 21, 2010

blueseventy athletes dominate IM 70.3UK

blueseventy athletes Fraser Cartmell and Bella Bayliss took out the very challenging IM 70.3 UK on the weekend.

Cartmell was 2nd out the water behind Philip Graves after a bit of a scrappy swim. While Graves put on a race best bike of 2.30.24, it was Cartmells strong run that had the race won after the first lap of the run. Despite easing up on the second lap (in prep for IMUK) Cartmell still ran a very impressive 1.17.02 for the win by over 3mins from 2nd placed Graves. This is his third win in five years, and judging by the email we got from his coach, Gordon Crawford, things are looking very positive in Camp Cartmell!

In the women's race it was fellow blueseventy athlete Lucie Zelenkova leading out of the water by over a minute from Emma-Kate Lidbury, but Zelenkova retired on the ride, with Libdury holding her lead into the run.

While it was not to be Lucie's day, the teamTBB girls were on fire! Bella Bayliss came off the bike in third place and overcame a 1.30 deficit to take the win, with team mate Tamsin Lewis claiming 2nd place in her first professional race. Bayliss also won the race in 2008 and was 2
nd runner up in 2009.

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