Created On: 28 July 2011

Matt Molloy stormed to victory at the USN Votwo Dorney Lake Triathlon on Sunday.

Veteran Molloy, of Bike and Run, blitzed his rivals to claim first place in an impressive 1:58:07, earning a winning margin of 3:07 over second-placed Michael Milstead, of Moti-Giant. Molloy's times featured a 20:37 swim, 57:58 bike and 37:31 run.

Votwo/USN team member Eliot Chalifour was in fine form, claiming third place in 2:01:38 to cap a memorable day for everyone connected with Votwo Events.

Paula Robinson, of Gears and Tears, was the first female finisher, coming home in 2:25:57.

The sprint distance event was won by Gareth Evans, of Larkfield AC, in 1:01:23, while the super sprint distance crown was claimed by Iain Hissett in 40:09. Faye McClelland was the first female home in the sprint (1:14:17), with Fiona Brown winning the super sprint female category (42:38).

There was a healthy turnout of competitors for the super sprint race (450m/10km/2.5km), sprint race (750m/20km/5km) and standard distance race (1.5km/40km/10km), all run around a traffic-free course in beautiful, warm conditions. In all, 170 triathletes finished the standard distance race, with 500 competitors in action overall.

Event organiser Ben Mason said: "It went incredibly well. The weather was great, and we were delighted to have 500 entries. It really was a memorable day, absolutely superb.

"Everything just went really smoothly on the day. I was pleased for Eliot. He races an awful lot and did well."

The next race in the USN Votwo Triathlon Series is at Padstow on September 11. For further information, check out www.votwo.co.uk

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