McCartney flies to a new course record at tough Thurlow 10m

Nene Valley Harriers’ GB triathlete ace Tracy McCartney scored her first course record when she took the top honours on a tough ten mile multi-terrain course at Thurlow on Sunday.

The Stilton-based personal trainer has gone from strength to strength since joining the club, and followed up her recent victory at the first race of the Frostbite series at St Neots with a convincing win at the notoriously challenging Suffolk event.

McCartney finished 10th overall in strong winds, beating her nearest competitor, Ramsey Road Runners’ Lisa Marriott, by more than two minutes when finishing in 66:31.

This dominant performance came just one week after smashing her personal best half marathon time at the Peterborough Great Eastern Run, where she came eighth lady (sixth British female) in a swift 82:46.

The multi-talented mum of two also recently tackled the famously demanding Man versus Mountain 20m race in September, where competitors are required to run up and down Mount Snowdon whilst completing a number of gruelling obstacle challenges.

Having won the event last year, she had to settle for second place this time, despite her time being much faster than in 2013.

McCartney is now setting her sights on lowering her PB’s for the 5k and 10k distances while maintaining her long distance speed, and, if she can keep up her formidable form, those times are sure to continue to tumble.