Ribble Valley trio impress at Duathlon World Championships in Spain

Emma Taylor
Emma Taylor

Three local athletes were recently in action at the ITU Duathlon World Championships in Aviles, Spain in the Sprint Class, which involved a 5k run, 20k bike ride, and a 3k run.

Graham Morris, a Sales Manager from Wilpshire, came a highly commendable 18th in his 50-54 age category, with a time of 1 hr 10 mins 12 secs.

However, Emma Taylor, a nutritionist from Clitheroe, won her 25-29 age category, and was a brilliant fourth out of the women competing across the various age categories, with a time of 1 hr 10 mins 18 secs!

The pair are both members of Accrington Road Runners.

Chris Barnes, a former member of Accrington RR, from Hurst Green, was 29th in the 35-39 age category with a time of 1hr 7 mins 51 secs.