Mileham makes his mark on European stage

PUBLISHED: 15:00 01 June 2017

Sam Mileham in action at the European Aquathlon Championships in Slovakia (pic Vivafoto)

Sam Mileham in action at the European Aquathlon Championships in Slovakia (pic Vivafoto)


Coopers pupil impresses at Aquathlon Championships

Coopers Coborn pupil Sam Mileham enjoyed a strong showing at the weekend, coming sixth in his age group in the European Aquathlon Championships in Bratislava, Slovakia.

It marked a strong return for Mileham, having recovered from injury to take part in the championships, which compromised of a 1km swim and a 5km run around Lake Drazdiak.

At the halfway stage of the swim Mileham found himself in 15th place overall, but a strong push saw him come out of the water in 13 minutes 29 seconds and head into the run in eighth place.

The run was unchartered territory for the Havering youngster, having not run for 10 weeks due to injury, but despite being overtaken by two rivals Mileham was able to come home strong and finish in a time of 18.13 to occupy 10th overall and sixth in the under-20 category.

The finish bodes well for next weekend with Mileham taking part in the senior elite race in the televised Blenheim Palace Triathlon, which GB Olympian Alistair Brownlee won last year.

*Having made their winter preparations, Havering Tri members capitalised on their first few races of 2017.

On Saturday, Mark Billyard set the bar for the rest of the club by competing in his fifth Ironman Lanzarote, where he managed to knock 18 minutes and 34 seconds off his previous best, finishing in 10 hours 44 minutes.

On Sunday, Jon Warren flew over to Austria to take part in Ironman 70.3 St Polten, which he completed in a time of five hours and one minute.

In Nottingham, 17 members took part in the Outlaw Half with Marton Cseik crossing the finish line first for Havering Tri in 26th overall in four hours 32 minutes, followed closely by Nicholas Gillmore (4:48).

Chantel Coetzer Bierbaumer was the first Havering Tri female across the line in 5:30, while Daniel Plawiak completed the Grafham Triathlon in 5:37.

Six Havering Tri members took part in the Big East Tri with Paul Collins and Angela Sicot completing the course in 6:02 and 6:56 respectively, as Russell Edgings completed the ‘Challenge’ distance in 2:52.


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