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Jacqui leading way for TRiKS
9:49am Thursday 24th October 2013 in Local
IT’S been a brilliant year for members of TRiKS with Jacqui Phillips leading the way with a host of medals.
Phillips continues to be the club’s leading light after completing her season with a silver medal in the 45 to 49 age section at the ITU World Championships in Hyde Park.
She completed the sprint triathlon course in a time of one hour, 15 minutes and 31 seconds to improve on the bronze won at the same tournanment 12 months previously.
With a gold medal from the European Sprint Championships already in the bag for the second year in a row and victory at the continent’s Sprint Duathlon tournament as well, it has proven to be her most prolific year.
With places at next year’s World and European Championships already booked, her efforts have been recognised after she was shortlisted for the female age group category at British Triathlon’s annual awards, which will be held in Birmingham on November 23.
As a coach at TRikS, Phillips has also inspired other members to do well. Sam Anderson took gold in the 25 to 29 age category at the Euros and was part of large contingent from the Wyre Forest outfit.
Graham Thorley, Tony Muir, Caroline Cresswell, Rob Reynolds and Bill Hammerton all represented the club qualified for the Euros.
Hammerton and Anna Price also competed the World Championships in London.
Now members are trying to book their places at the major international tournaments in 2014, with Thorley’s impressive display at the Anglian Water event this month booking his place at the continent’s major tournament.
Chairman Mark Phillips: “Jacqui has been the club’s leading light but we are also seeing more of our members excelling to reach major tournaments.
“We’re getting stronger and the focus now is to do well at tournaments and qualify for the Europeans next year.”
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