Oxford MailTRIATHLON: Sharp and Pallant win at Blenheim (From Oxford Mail)

Get involved: send your photos, videos, news & views by texting OXFORD NEWS to 80360 or email us

TRIATHLON: Sharp and Pallant win at Blenheim

Oxford Mail: Matt Sharp Matt Sharp

MATT Sharp and Emma Pallant stormed to victory at Blenheim Palace yesterday.

The Great Britain internationals came out on top in the tenth anniversary of the two-day 2014 Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research-sponsored event in Woodstock.

Sharp, from Enfield, clocked 58mins 43secs to beat Mark Buckingham (59.09) and David Bishop (1.00.07).

Aldershot’s Pallant, who finished second last year, completed the course in 1.06.49.

She proved too strong for Kate Roberts (1.07.33) and Sophie Coldwell (1.07.44).

Sharp, who won the Under 23 World Championship in 2011, did not think things were going to plan in the early stages, but managed to pull away from the chasing pack by the end.

“I gave it everything I had on the swim and tried to break away quite a few times on the bike, but the group was pretty big,” he said.

“Then on the run, I just tried to go hard and maintain it all the way to the finish.”

Aldershot athlete Pallant, who finished second in the race last year, was delighted to go one better this time around.

“I was so chuffed with today, mainly because the swim was good,” she said.

“I think the venue here, and especially the crowds, are fantastic and definitely help towards getting good times.

“It’s also nice to have the scenery, it really feels like you’re out and about in a park.

“You can’t beat a race like this for getting a great experience.”

More than 7,000 competitors were in action over the two days, with 162 taking part in the elite races.

Latest Sport news

Oxford United striker Kitson calls time on career

Oxford Mail: Dave Kitson salutes the fans after Oxford United’s welcome 2-0 win at Plymouth on Saturday when he scored

8:50am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

DAVE Kitson has called time on his career after agreeing to leave Oxford United by mutual consent.

GOLF: Cook on course to lead double life

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

JAMIE Cook is all set to juggle two different sports this season as the Oxford City forward gets closer to becoming a professional golfer.

RUGBY UNION: Piri Weepu will make big impression at London Welsh, says Nathan Vella

Oxford Mail:

8:20am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

NATHAN Vella is backing his former Auckland teammate Piri Weepu to shine at London Welsh.

DARTS: Peachcroft stun Premier leaders

Oxford Mail: Preben Krabben

8:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Peachcroft Social Club, the Men’s Section 1 leaders caused a big upset with a thrilling 5-4 victory at home to Premier Section pacesetters Goodlake Arms A.

GOLF: Dines lifts Frilford championship on way to USA

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

JAKE Dines came through a five-hole play-off to become the new Frilford Heath club champion.

FOOTBALL: Concannon upbeat about Didcot after U's clash

Oxford Mail: Didcot Town's joint boss Ian Concannon

8:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Didcot Town joint manager Ian Concannon praised his players after they were beaten 1-0 at home by Oxford United in a pre-season friendly on Saturday.

FOOTBALL: Millers swoop to capture Bird in revamped line-up

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

North Leigh have boosted their Southern League campaign by signing former Bolton Wanderers and Aberdeen striker Michael Bird.

GOLF: Club results

Oxford Mail: golf generic

7:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

FRILFORD HEATH

TENNIS: Defeat for Oxfordshire men and ladies in openers

Oxford Mail: A tennis club is holding a tea party

7:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S men’s and ladies teams both tasted defeat on the first day of of the Aegon Summer County Cup The men, bidding for a hat-trick of promotions, were edged out 5-4 by Sussex in Group 5 at West Worthing.

MOTORSPORT: Albert points way for Walkinshaw in the wet

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Jordan Albert secured a seventh-placed finish in the latest round of the BRDC Formula 4 Championship at a rain-hit Oulton Park International Circuit on Saturday.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

Get Adobe Flash player
About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree