Amy Grocock signs off in style ahead of World Duathlon Championships

Gainsborough's Amy Grocock in action
Gainsborough's Amy Grocock in action

Amy Grocock signed off her preparations for Spain in style with a win at Normanby Park Duathlon on Sunday.

The Gainsborough athlete tested her new bike for the first time in her last race ahead of the World Duathlon Championships.

She was first to cross the finish line in time of 2.19.43 - ten minutes clear of the second placed female.

With the first 10km run completed in 42.19, a less than flat 40km ride was done in 1.15.21 and the last 5km took 22.03.

Amy said: “With this so close to my tri club Lincsquad it had a lot of competitive entrants, male and female.

“Placing 20th out of 75 overall was a good effort.

“I got passed by a fellow female GB competitor on the last run only for her to tell me she was part of a relay team and had not done the cycle leg.

“This was a relief as I had nothing left to give. By the end of the race it had got hot and I was glad to finish with the 1st prize.

And added: “That’s it now, off to Spain to put the ghosts of last year’s Australia race to bed.”