Nick qualifies for European Championships!

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LOCAL athlete and member of Clitheroe Bike Club Nick Dinsdale will represent Great Britain in the 55-59-year age group at the 2013 Horst ETU Sprint Duathlon European Championships after finishing second in the Oulton Park duathlon.

The Championship will be held on April 21st in Horst, Netherlands.

Nick finished second in his age group at Oulton Park on Sunday, March 17th in his age­ group, 90 seconds behind Roy Flanagan, who finished fifth and 11th respectively in the 2011 and 2012 World Championships.

The qualifier involved running one lap of the 4.3km circuit, followed by five laps on the bike, finishing with a final run lap.

Sprint distance duathlons usually include a 5km run, 20km cycle and 3km to 5km final run.

Nick hopes to race at Cambridge on April 14th, with qualification for the 2013 World Standard Distance Duathlon Championships in Ottawa, Canada in August at stake.