Tamina Oliver - On a comeback
Duathlon Results 2022:
June: Bowood Sprint Duathlon - 1st Female (3rd overall M&F)
Sept: Darley Moor Sprint - 3rd Overall, 1st Age-Cat - qualifies for World Champs Sprint.
Oct: Grafham STD - 1st Age-Cat - qualifies for World Champs STD distance.
Oct: Thruxton Sprint - 1st Age-Cat - qualifies (again) for World Champs.
Duathlon Results 2023:
March: Torn Tendon
April: World Champs for Sprint & Std Duathlon - Missed due to injury.
Oct: Thruxton Sprint Duathlon - 3rd Female; 1st in Age-Cat
Rider Profile: Tamina is a strong rider. I have seldom encountered an athlete who is prepared to push themselves as hard as Tam does. In 2012-15 she raced in UCI classics such as Gent-Wevelgem, Het Nieuwsblad, Boels Classic, Gooik-Geraardsbergen, Lotto-Decca Tour, Tour de Krasna Lipa. We then built up to tackling fearsome stage races like the Tour De L'Ardeche. If road cycling was less tactical and venturous then Tam's palmares would have been even stronger. But anyone who has ridden a women's UCI race knows that when 200 riders head down cobbled streets at 45kph things happen, frequently. Gaining your Palmares in UCI events is a frustrating business, and after 4 seasons racing in Europe Tam retired in 2016 and started a family. But after a few years that hankering to take on an athletic challenge was still there, so I suggested "what about age-group Duathlon". True to her nature she trained hard, won her first duathlon, beating quite a few men, then qualified for the Age-Group World Championships (F45-49) in both Sprint & Standard distance Duathlons. She tore a tendon just before the World's event and had 6months out, but then returned to the "World's Qualifier" event at Thruxton 2023, once again winning her game-group and placing 3rd Female overall, beaten only by athletes in the 25-29 age category. So the build starts again for 2024.