Suett rises to Chicago challenge on Team GB triathlon duty

PUBLISHED: 09:00 24 September 2015 | UPDATED: 09:20 24 September 2015

Dagenham 88s Paul Suett in action at the World Triathlon Championships in Chicago

Dagenham 88s Paul Suett in action at the World Triathlon Championships in Chicago


Dagenham 88 member travel Stateside for World Championships

Dagenham 88 Runners’ Paul Suett was on national duty as he represented Team GB in the ITU World Triathlon Championships in Chicago at the weekend.

It proved a busy week for Suett in the Windy City, as he also took part in an aquathlon before competing as an age group triathlete just three days later.

Suett performed brilliantly in the 750m swim section on the aquathlon, recording a new personal best of 14 minutes and four seconds.

He then completed a 5k run in searing heat in 19.05 to clock an impressive overall time of 33.09 ahead of his main event.

There was clearly something in the Chicago water as Suett set another best in the Olympic distance triathlon, swimming 1,500m in 28.25.

Chicago was living up to its nickname with blustery conditions causing havoc for competitors and Suett was no exception.

On a tough, twisting 40k cycle, the Dagenham man came off his bike and hurt his hip, but still clocked a time of 63.34 before Suett powered on with his injury through the 10k run.

Cheered all the way by brilliant British support, Suett completed the event in a solid time of 2:21.56.

Back in the UK, it also proved a busy week with club members competing in various events up and down the country.

Richard Dudman was another in triathlon action at the Brighton Marina event, which featured a 1k swim, 32k cycle and 8k run.

At the time of going print, there was no official time, but Dudman is believed to have broken the two-hour barrier for the difficult course.

The Olympic Velopark is more used to seeing cyclists on track, but Shantelle Keech (7.58), Mike Linstead (7.58) and Claire Keech (9.05) were among the runners to take part at the event in Stratford.

Steve Whitfield ran the Stanford le Hope 5k in 25.03, as clubmates Tony, Robert and Kirstie Woodgate completed the Lingfield colour run, with Robert prasing the event’s atmoshpere.

Danny Allen, Richele Cockley and Gary Goodson all took part in various distances of the Nuclear Blackout obstacle race, ranging from 5k to 15k.

Parkrun results, Barking: Ryder Islam 24.58; Rahana Islam 25.02; Sam Veerasamy 35.09; Vennisa Chowdhury 42.51.

Fountains Abbey: Bill Metcalfe 32.15.

Harwich: Tracey George 29.40.

Raphaels: Suzanne Castle 28.41; Karen Joy 28.57; Rosina Salmon 29.37; Sara Prior 30.45; Stephen Easley 30.49.

Valentines: Nigel Swinburne 18.32; Gary Cardnell 23.47; Thomas Dudman 24.01; Richard Dudman 24.02; Beverley Eagles 27.43; Julie Cardnell 33.48.

Thomas Dudman (9.05) was the fastest Dagenham 88 in the latest junior parkrun, as Maddison Sprent (9.41), Ryder Islam (10.10), Aimee Dudman (10.14) and Annika Chowdhury (21.04) also took part.

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