On Sunday 3rd April, Loughborough Triathlon Performance Centre (LTPC) student athlete, Richard Horton was crowned National Duathlon Champion at the inaugural Windsor Duathlon.
Horton celebrated victory after completing the sprint distance course in 54:16 to finish 10 seconds clear of Calum Johnson in 54:26. The Racetime Triathlon Club athlete also saw off competition from former Commonwealth Games representative, Liam Lloyd, who clocked 54:35 to take the final podium spot. In the same race fellow LTPC athlete, David Bishop finished 18th.
Horton said: “Being crowned national champion feels really good, it’s taken a while to become a senior champion but it’s a big relief to finally win this event. I knew that there would be some strong boys racing today such as Calum Johnson and Liam Lloyd, along with a number of others, but a group of seven of us got away on the bike and we worked together really well.
“The course was really cool, it was challenging but a really interesting venue compared to previous National Duathlon Championships.”
In the para duathlon, LTPC athlete Faye Mcclelland won the women’s PTF 4 event and in the Junior Girls event Emer Wintsch came 4th.