Powerman returns to the UK
Press release 2013 Powerman Sherborne/UK August 11
On the historical grounds at the Terrace playing fields in Sherborne the athletes and organisers raised the profile of duathlon in the UK. What started out as a rainy day soon turned out to be a wonderful sunny day with lots of smiling contestants despite the tough course they were facing. In the men’s race it promised to be a clash between the UK athletes and the international Powerman athletes. After the first run Matt Moorhouse (GBR) came in transition area before Esben Kaczmarek ( DEN), Within 100m closely followed by David Vaughan (IRL) Harry Springall (GBR) Will Newberry (GBR) and Kevin Donagher (GBR). The countryside of Dorset with its steep climbs was challenging and Matt Moorhouse who is used to these climbs proved to be the best on the biketrack attacking on the first climb and not giving the lead away during the rest of the race. Harry Springall and David Vaughan were able to get close to Esben Kaczmarek and the three of them came in Transition Area closely following each other. A place on the podium was still possible for two of them because Matt Moorhouse (2:56:00) claimed the first position without any doubt. He had entered Transition Area minutes before Esben Kaczmarek and had no problem being the first finisher of the Powerman Sherborne/UK.
In second place came a happy Esben Kaczmarek (3:02:00) followed within the minute by David Vaughan. They all got their medal from the mayor of Sherborne who congratulated them on their results. The top ten results are in the attachment.
In the women’s race marathonrunner Amy Chalk (GBR) was the first on the run which lead through the scenic town of Sherborne and finished on the Terrace playing fields. More than a minute later followed by Siobhan Horgan, a former professional Irish cyclist. On the bike she could show her skills on this tough and hilly course and came in first. Against this powerful cyclist the racing was tough and after the last 10 km run she finished first in a time of 3:21:00. Amy Chalk finished second in 3:31:00. She was very happy because it was her first duathlon and we are really looking forward to see her racing in future races. Charlotte Harris (GBR) came in third in a time of 3:50:00.
Athletes, vistors and the mayor of Sherborne were all very pleased with Powerman Sherborne/UK and are looking forward to next year’s Powerman race. The organisers, Events Crew lead by Richard Wallace and Brent Mitchell did an excellent job and created a new duathlon highlight in the UK.
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