TRIATHLON: Ace Aimee star turn for Spalding Tri

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AIMEE Stocker was the stand-out performer for Spalding Triathlon Club in their first event of the season at Lincoln.

The event saw athletes complete a 400m swim, 22km cycle and a 5km run.

Stocker’s 43 minute cycle leg was only beaten by one woman and a small proportion of the men, while she also clocked a massive personal best in the run to secure second in her age group and fourth woman overall.

Elsewhere, Jack Carpenter was squeezed into second place by a margin of just five seconds, with Tom Drew also second in his age group.

Mike Staines had a less positive experience, but still achieved a credible third in his age group. Adam Sellars swam well and was in a good position when a puncture forced him to retire his bike.

Debutants Angela (8th) and David McGill (12th) raced well in their respective age groups, while Andy Chamberlain, Jane Gallagher, Jamie Graham and Alex Cobb put in solid performances.

l Results: Jack Carpenter 1.09.20hrs (2nd in group) 27th overall; Tom Drew 1.14.20hrs (2nd) 68th; Aimee Stocker 1.16.53 (2nd) 91st; Jamie Graham 1.17.34 (27th) 99th; Mike Staines 1.18.56 (3rd) 115th; David McGill 1.23.55 (12th) 181st; Alex Cobb 1.26.03 (45th) 211th; Andy Chamberlain 1.30.15 (26th) 277th; Angela McGill 1.32.42 (8th) 310th; Jane Gallagher 1.32.50 (11th) 315th; Adam Sellers DNF (puncture).