Yeomans picks up silver medal

Chris Yeomans with the other medallists.
Chris Yeomans with the other medallists.

Having previously represented Great Britain in duathlon and competed abroad, on Sunday Chris Yeomans added another accolade to his achievements.

After travelling down to Emberton Park to compete in the British Duathlon Championships on Saturday, Yeomans woke up on the Sunday of the race to freezing fog, cold and wet conditions.

The Bridlington Road Runners and Barracuda Tri Club member said: “It suited me perfectly, it was good winter cross country league weather. The worse the better.”

Racing in the 65-to-69-year-old age category Yeoman completed a 10k run, followed by a hilly 40k ride, and another 5.5k run, to finish in second place, earning himself a British Championship silver medal.

He said: “I just went hard from start to finish. I ran hard, rode hard and then ran hard again. I gave it everything.”

Yeomans completed his 10k run in 45:25, finished the cycle in 1:16:02, and clocked 28:04 for the shorter run.

With transitions added, he had a combined time of 2:31:16.

He thanked friends and family for their support and congratulated Mr and Mrs Robert Atkinson on their marriage on Saturday, an event he was unable to attend due to racing.