20th Oct, 2017

Coventry riders represent Great Britain in Germany

Coventry Editorial 3rd Jun, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

TWO M.I.Racing riders were in action for Great Britain over the weekend at the European Aquathon Championships in Germany.

Anna Price finished runner-up in the 30-34 age category after completing the 1km swim and 5.5km run in a time of 44 minutes and 43 seconds.

While team mate Samantha Anderson finished third in the 25-29 age group which was by far the most competitive group.

She finished in a total time of 38minutes and 24 seconds which also made her fifth fastest overall in only her second aquathlon event.

Anderson won her first two years ago but the selectors were so impressed with her split times in triathlon events that she was invited to represent Great Britain and she will now concentrate on preparing for the World Triathlon Championships later in the year in Canada.

There was also success for the Coventry-based team on home soil with Mike Allen producing a record breaking performance in the Yorkshire Cycling Federation 10-mile event near Hull.

The 67-year-old, who had won six out of his last seven races, broke the Midlands age record for 10 miles with a shattering performance in a time of 20 minutes and 54 seconds.

The event was won by multi-British Champion Michael Hutchinson in a time of 18 minutes 33 seconds.

Midland Cyclo Cross series champion Phil Blacker was also in winning form after winning the Emergency Services National Mountain Bike Championships in Slough on a tough 3-and-a-half mile course covered six times.

Phil also won the Robert Page Memorial event on the very technical Stourport on Severn purpose built race circuit held in torrential rain.

And Coventry’s Peter Busby continues to lead the Midland Friday Evening Mountain Bike series after finishing second in last Friday’s event held at Shuckborough Hall with Tim Stowe finishing 13th.

Luke Markham represented the team with a second place in the under-23 category race with Coventry’s Mike Riley coming sixth.

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