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Ava look! Lee is in Great British duathlon side after impressive Bedford outing

PUBLISHED: 07:00 21 October 2016

Ava Lee relaxes after impressing for East London Runners at the Bedford Autodrome Duathlon European qualifiers (pic: East London Runners).

Ava Lee relaxes after impressing for East London Runners at the Bedford Autodrome Duathlon European qualifiers (pic: East London Runners).

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Latest news from East London Runners who had plenty to celebrate over the past week

East London Runners Ava Lee qualified for Team GB after an excellent showing at the Bedford Autodrome Duathlon European qualifiers on Sunday.

The course consisted of a 5k run, 20k cycle and finished off with a 2.5k run with 355 athletes finishing.

Ava Lee was joined by fellow East London Runner Daniel Lee for the event which earned qualification for Team GB age group duathlon to be held in Spain.

It was a memorable day for Ava Lee in freezing cold and driving rain as she clocked one hour, eight minutes and 29 seconds to finish 20th overall and fourth in her age group.

Daniel Lee produced a time of 1.10.16 to come 32nd in his age group and 192nd overall in Bedford.

Elsewhere East London Runners had 15 members in action at the Greenwich Tritons Relay Team Duathlon at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Velopark.

Ciaran Canavan (38.02), Sarah Burns (43.15) and Paul Bedford (43.58) teamed up to finish first in the mixed teams and fourth overall with a combined time of 2.05.15.

They were just ahead of Jonathan Woolridge (40.55), Peter Hatley (42.15) and Carlton D’Souza (42.53) and they were the third best mens team with 2.06.04.

Roger Stubbs (47.10), Jamie Xavier (43.19) and Dominic Dragonetti (44.19) were 13th overall after clocking 2.14.48.

One spot behind them were Louis Le Roux (43.37), Rachel Le Roux (51.15) and Michael Bamford (41.17) with 2.16.10.

Completing the run-out for East London was Suzanne Bench (48.07), Geoff Bench (49.43) and Graham Peacock (40.22) who finished 22nd overall after clocking 2.18.13.

There was three club members at the Great Brimingham Run with Thomas Grimes finishing in 1.14.35 to come 22nd.

Ian Mackie (1.34.04) and Eleanor Wilkinson (1.40.31) also completed the event to finish 662nd and 1399th respectively with Wilkinson clocking a personal best.

Joshua Stephens has had a busy few days in Canada flying the flag for East London Runners.

Stephens tackled the Obstacle Course Racing World Championships in Blue Mountains and day one, on Friday, consisted of a 3km sprint.

The East London Runner clocked 31.43 to finish 123rd overall out of 247 competitors before more fun the following day.

Stephens was involved in the 15km and managed a fine time of 3.58.47 to finish 136th in his M25-29 age group out of 185.

Overall the East London Runner was 864th out of 1680 on what was a satisfying, but tough few days.

Meanwhile Andrew Baxter took part in the Civil Service XC Championships at Parliament Hill last week. He clocked 42.42 to just finish 48th out of the 89 runners taking part.


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