Hammer Nutrition Sponsored Event:
Monster Racing returned to Peterborough Rowing Lake on 8th May to stage the Monster Mojo and Mojito sponsored by Revitaflex triathlons.
Athletes in the Mojo took on a mile and a quarter swim, 50 mile cycle and 13 mile run. Whilst athletes in the Mojito completed just under a mile swim, 23 mile cycle and a 6 mile run. The events attract a real mixture of entrants; from those trying triathlon for the first time to GB Age Group Athletes.
The events attracted more entrants this year with some familiar faces returning along with some new ones. The athlete’s started their race with a fantastic swim in the calm and warm Peterborough Rowing Lake. Once out of the water they headed for transition where they quickly changed and mounted their bikes before cycling the rolling rural roads for their long ride. Once back at transition and another quick change, they then enjoyed a fantastic off road run route around Nene Park.
The Monster Mojo winner in a time of 3hr 55min 23sec was Tony Cullen (Tricentraluk) and the female winner was Claire Coey in 4:30:38 (Fusion Triathlon Club). Second male was Alex Bradley (Team Freespeed Skechers Performance) in 4:11:24 and third male was Colin Lewin in 4:11:37. Second female was Jenny Bosman in 4:55:25 and third female was Julie Harrison in 5:11:36.
Age Group winners: 20 – 24 - George Kirkman, 4:18:00. 25 – 29 - Ollie Hatten (Barrow Runners), 4:17:18, & Sinead Conneely, 5:27:06. 30 – 34 - Cedric Largajolli, 4:15:28, & Claire Matchwick (Astley and Tyldesley Road Runners), 5:39:40. 35 – 39 - David Cullen (Tricentraluk), 4:11:54, & Bethan Haswell, 5:47:43. 40 – 44 - Ryan Bayley (Clapham Chasers), 4:25:09, & Kim Hutt, 5:43:54. 45 – 49 - Nick Rose (Warrington Running Club), 4:16:42, & Eleonora Muir (Cleveland Triathlon Club), 6:00:33. 50 – 54 - Andy Tuck, 4:55:42, & Carmen Byrne, 6:02:35. 55 – 59 - Mark Hudson (Long Eaton Tri Club), 4:51:01.
The Monster Mojito winner in a time of 1hr 58min 43sec was Jack Hall (Jackpot Racing) and the female winner was Kimberley Bell in 2:12:41. Second male was Rob Scothern (RAF Triathlon) in 2:04:25 and third male was Matthew McClure (Whizzy Tri Club) in 2:08:34. Second female was Hayley Rieby in 2:22:04 and third female was Abi Schofield (PACTRAC) in 2:24:30.
Age Group winners: 19 – 24 - Ben Horner, 2:33:42. 25 – 34 - Nikola Peric, 2:12:17, & Rosa Sampson Geroski (Cambridge Triathlon Club), 2:25:50. 35 – 44 - Ben Vietch (Cambridge Triathlon Club), 2:10:13, & Katherina Tanti (Cr@p Tri), 2:27:34. 45 – 54 - Michael Van der Merwe (Ely Tri Club), 2:10:42, & Julie Taberham, 2:26:12. 55+ Michael McKinnell (Two Rivers Running), 2:31:49, & Kate Armstrong (PACTRAC), 2:43:35
First and second placed athletes won cash prizes donated by Revitaflex, third place athletes won a voucher donated by Zone3. The winning male and female in the 19 – 24 category in the Mojito and 40 – 44 category in the Mojo ran home with a brand new pair of Alphawoolf trainers, an established brand newly available in the UK.
Tasty race nutrition was provided by Hammer Nutrition.
The organisers commented: “It’s great to see these events attract more entrants this year. Now in their third year they are established on the triathlon calendar. We will be back next year where we hope to grow once again! The Mojo and Mojito live up to Monster’s reputation of brilliantly organised, flat & fast events. We would like to thank everyone who helped marshal, all competitors, all safety and ‘behind the scenes’ crew as well all our sponsors. Thank you also to Peterborough Rowing Lake, Nene Park Trust and the City Council for supporting the event.”
Image courtesy of Ian-Green Photography.