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Do3's Howe claims silver at European Championships

ANITA Howe and Toni Senior both produced superb performances for Great Britain at the 2018 Tartu ETU Triathlon European Championships in Estonia.

Howe, representing Warwickshire triathlon team Do3, took to the podium with a silver for her age group, having been pipped for a gold medal by just two seconds.

She completed the 1500m swim in 22.35, the 40 km bike in 1.04 and the 10km run in 39.13.

Do3 team-mate Senior finished in the top ten in her age group, thanks to a spectacular swim that resulted in her being fifth out of the water.

Howe said: "The atmosphere and camaraderie at the European Championships was electric and I’m delighted to have returned home having made my mark on the European finals.

"Without doubt my thanks go to Dave Knight who has helped push me and of course to those close to me who have put up with early morning starts and some rather ruthless training schedules that have sapped my social life!

"Being second in my age group amongst such a strong field is just amazing and I’m still revelling in the whole experience."

In the UK, Do3’s Elo Du Luart was in peak form and finished the Bosworth Triathlon as both the winning female and fourth overall.

Racing at standard distance, 1500m swim, 42km bike and 11km run, she crossed the finish line in 2.13.32, a full ten minutes before the next female competitor.

Marc Bozdogan and GB age grouper Jonathan Ward took part in the sprint triathlon at Bosworth.

Raced over a distance of 750m swim, 21km bike and 5km run, Ward completed the distance in 1.11.00 and was first in his age group and 5 overall with Bozdogan crossing the line in 1.24.36 as 3rd in his age group.

The long-standing good weather meant that the swim section was without a wetsuit and competitors were again faced with soaring temperatures.

Alison Robbins, who is celebrating a year with Do3, was on form at Droitwich Triathlon and took 6 minutes 35 off her 2017 time to finish the sprint distance in 1.20.14.

At the Ashby Triathlon, Elaine Sherwin's relay team was second overall at sprint distance with a time of 1.06.42.

Dave Knight, Do3's head coach said: "Anita and Toni have both put enormous effort and commitment into their races and have come back with very deserved wins.

"Across the squad we are seeing a phenomenal summer of races all being competed in for very different reasons - be it a win, achieving a personal goal or crossing the line for the first ever time."

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