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Super Storrie wins Triathlon

She may have been deemed too young to be selected for this summer’s NatWest Island Games but 16 year-old Rebecca Storrie showed her undoubted talent to win the Microgaming Triathlon Festival.

Organised by the Manx Tri Club, she won the women’s race, completing the course in an impressive time of one hour and six minutes, nearly two minutes clear of runner-up Hannah Howitt.

Hannah headed out of the pool with a very strong swim but was closely followed and then overhauled by Becky on the bike course, a lead she never relinquished.

Lynsey Elliott was in a fine third place.

The men’s race saw some fierce competition with Andy Nash and Joseph Ricciardi tying for joint first in a super fast time of 58 minutes 50 seconds, closely followed by Antony Bell-Scott in third.

More than 100 competitors took part in the event, completing a 750 metre swim, a 20km cycle route and a 5km run around the Mooragh Park in Ramsey.

There was also a shortened swim category where the competitors covered 400 metres - Roger Davies and Kelly Shimmin the respective winners.

A total of 186 competitors in 62 teams lined up to cover the same course for the team event on Sunday.

The men’s race was won by Ramsey Grammar School Young Guns - Conall Jaques, Joe Haddock and John Corner.

First place in the women’s team event was 30 Somethings Tri Hard - Catriona Watt, Jen Kelly Janine Cubbon, with the mixed team prize going to The Young Guns of Hannah Howitt, Joseph Ricciardi and Sam Black, who also posted the fastest time of the day in 58 minutes, 48 seconds.

The Manx Special Olympics team - Emily Keighwin, Chris Hattersley and Lawrence Dwyer - completed the course in 1.17.28 to finish ninth overall in category.

Three of the teams and six individuals, with the support of Equiom, also raised around £14,000 for Hospice and the Manx Breast Cancer Support Group.

Meanwhile, Ed Perry won the Penrice 25 Mile Time Trial and was crowed 25 Mile Time Trial Champion in testing conditions.

The Manx Viking Wheelers rider stormed around the course in 52.42 from Mark Harrison and Daniel Curtis.

Laura Morgan was the quickest woman, Kaitlin Slack and Max Walker the juvenile winners, Owen Dudley the first junior.

The respective veteran classes were won by Mark Harrison, Chris Tierney and John Marchment.

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