DOMINANT Daniel Thompson enjoyed a comfortable victory by more than a minute in Hillingdon AC's third 5K race of the summer season.
The 20-year-old stormed around the Howletts Lane course in 16mins 53secs to see off veteran Richard Jenkin (18.20), while Susan Miles recorded a hugely impressive 18.44 to finish fourth, well clear of Claire Howard (22.12) and Wendy Harbottle (22.26) in the women's event.
Jo Carton, 14, was the leading junior in 11th with 19.48 while Hannah Wells (23.48) was the top junior girl in 29th and Doug Milsom was the first over-60 home in 23.04.
Riding in the Hillingdon Triathletes 10 mile time trial at Great Missenden, Roger Fowkes clocked 23.51 to record his first win of the season with veteran Simon Clariage second in 24.32 and ever improving Ian Gould third in 35.30.
Emma Bayliss was the club's quickest woman in 30.59 ahead of Linda Walsh (31.08) and Amanda Mansfield (34.39). Other times included: Chris Pinnell
25.42, Steve Hyett 25.47, Steve Gardner 26.08, Geoff Collins 26.10, Leon Harris 26.10, Dave Wardle 26.18, Olivier Garrigue 26.21, Martin Ancketill 26.47, Richard Nash 26.54, Martin Bowd 27.23, Steve Walsh 27.32, Daniel Thompson 27.53, Andrew Pearce 29.03, Andrew Colvin 29.53, Steve Hart 30.37, Fiona Wilsted 36.39.
Guest rider, Northwood 12-year-old Sky Draper, managed 28.50 two days before producing another fine performance in the first of the Eton Pool Aquathlons.
Lara Nyman led after the 750m swim with Steve Hyett and Clark Schofield in pursuit.
Hyett put in a strong run but was eventually overhauled by Schofield (29.58) before the end of the 5km course, with Mark Edwards (30.26) moving into second and third-placed Hyett (30.48) having to settle for victory in the veteran standings.
Draper (30.59) came past Nyman (31.22) in the final 300 metres to take the women's honours with fourth place over-all, with Judith Charman the third woman home, fifth in 35.37.
Other results: 6 Tom Korff 31.52, 7 Dave Knight 32.00, 8 Oliver Jones 32.48, 9 John Levison 32.51, 10 Tom Smith 33.10, 11 Simon Clariage 33.14, 12 Roger Fowkes 33.58, 13 Andrew Sharpe 34.41, 15 Michael Donovan 34.51, 16 Nick Wilson 36.32, 17 Jacob Gloor 36.36, 18 Chris Pinnell 36.46, 19 Philippa Le Roux 36.52, 20 Alistair Motion 38.05, 21 Rachael Wardle/Emma Bayliss 38.57, 22 Gerrard O'Connor 39.52, 23 Martin Bowd 40.53, 24 debutante Amy Clariage 42.18.
The second race in the series of three takes place tomorrow (Thursday). Dan White achieved the first major success of the season by a member of Hillingdon Triathletes when he won gold in his category at the European Age Group Duathlon Championships in Greece.
Representing Triathlon England, White took a narrow lead in the 45 to 49 years age group after recording 36mins 49secs for the first 10km run and he held on to that for the rest of the race, completing the course in 2hrs 4secs, 17th overall and almost five minutes clear of his nearest rival on age.
White will hope for further success in the World Duathlon Championships later in the summer.
Clubmate Jenny Shorrocks recorded a hat-trick of victories in a sprint series held at the Club La Santa sports training camp in Lanzarote.
Shorrocks won a sprint aquathlon, sprint duathlon and a sprint triathlon.
In the same series John Levison was second in the men's standings in the aquathlon, sixth in the duathlon and ninth in the triathlon.
Michelle O'Dea clinched bronze in the women's section of the Muscles of Steel Olympic distance triathlon in Windsor, coming home 39th overall.
The club held its third evening time trial on the Great Missenden course and Mark Edwards was their fastest rider for the second race in a row, winning the event in 22mins 58secs.
Dave Knight was second in 23.21 with veteran Simon Clariage third in 23.45 while Fiona Moorehead-Lane was the leading woman in 26.03, 30 seconds clear of Miriam Schmitt.
Dave Wardle won the super vet category in 25.34 followed by Richard Nash in 27.07 and Steve Walsh in 27.28.
Racing at Emberton Park near Newport Pagnell O'Dea headed a win double by taking the senior women's title in 1.12.39 while Michelle Ford won the women's veteran category in 1.15.14.
Wardle was 13th in the men's veteran section.
Wet weather greeted competitors for the first race in the Hillingdon Triathlon Series at Harefield Outdoor Activity Centre.
Clark Schofield was set for victory until a slow puncture reduced his pace and he was overtaken by Jon Horseman, who came home 50 seconds clear of Schofield, with Knight taking third.
Fifth-placed Steve Hyett took the veteran honours.
Results of other club members were: 6 Oliver Jones, 7 Suneil Basu, 11 Simon Clariage, 16 Jacob Gloor, 21 Ian Gould, 22 Richard Nash (first over-50), 26 Marcus Vallance, 27 Robert Doyle, 34 Bruce Davidson, 46 Ian Leslie, 49 Steve Hart.
Melissa Arkinstall was runner-up in the women's section, 28th overall, in an event which saw several athletes fail to finish.
Jez Cox won the duathlon race and has set his sights on a good result in the World Duathlon Championships.