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Philippa left jubilant after Vitruvian effort

Liam Moakes 3rd Oct, 2017

STRATFORD Triathlon Club’s Philippa Abrams surpassed expectations on an impressive middle distance debut at the Vitruvian.

Philippa was not convinced she would be able to make the ‘cut-off’, as middle distance triathlons involve a total distance of 70.3 miles consisting of swimming, cycling and a half marathon run.

Due to this long distance, most races have cut-off times, so anyone still running after eight hours of racing would be deemed to be a ‘non-finisher’.

However, Philippa shone in an electric atmosphere at Rutland Water. After exiting the 1.2-mile swim in just under 53 minutes, she headed out for the scenic two-lap bike ride.

After completing the 52-mile cycle ride in 3:39:17, well within the cut-off time, she then embarked upon the run which she finished with an overall 7:18:32 time to her name.

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