Kate Reid and David Kemp take on a Duathlon at Ardingly.

More news from the hectic Arena weekend.

In a land far, far away from all the hot action on the South Downs and Worthing, in Ardingly, Mid-Sussex there was a Triathlon event on Sunday and part of it was a Duathlon (5K run; 23K bike; 2.5K run). Arena 80 had two club members taking part, Kate Reid and David Kemp in a field of 24 participants. The run was a 2.5K hilly loop through the grounds on Ardingly College in which they did two laps at the start and one at the end, and in the middle, a ride through some fairly undulating countryside around Wakehurst, Turner’s Hill, Barcombe and Worth. The preliminary results have just been put on the website and Kate Reid placed 16th in 1:40:28 and David kemp was 9th in 1:31:53 which David is claiming as a PB as it was his first ever Duathlon. They didn’t identify each other until later on as they were both in Tri gear. There may be more good news when the age graded results are published so watch this space. Congratulations to Both Kate and David on a fine sporting achievement.

STOP PRESS – Both Kate and David won their respective gender / age categories!!!. Well done to you both!!