TRIATHLON: Daventry sprint a success

George Goodwin

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Large numbers of novice triathletes used the inaugural Daventry Sprint Triathlon to test out their new found fitness and skills on Sunday.

George Goodwin of Rugby Triathlon Club won the men’s overall title with a time of 57:47 and Emily Whitmore of Loughborough University Triathlon Club won the ladies overall title with a time of 1:04:58.

The best relay team was Team Kimbo who completed the course in 1:05:19.

Age Group Winners for the Daventry Sprint Triathlon (400m swim, 20km cycle, 5km run) were:

Results:

U18: George Goodwin 57:47

18-24: Joshua Newman 1:04:48

Emily Whitmore 1:04:58

25-29: Tom Greeves 1:01:59

Emily Morrissey 1:16:09

30-34: Richard Bruce 1:06:13

Rachel McLardie 1:19:23

35-39: Stuart Tipton 1:01:18

Louise Bennett 1:12:45

40-44: Jon Archer 1:08:26

Paula Fletcher 1:15:02

45-49: Mark Stewart 1:04:53

Trish Hewitt 1:25:30

50-54: Chris Howes 1:11:29

Sharon Fearn 1:21:48

55-59: Michael McCann 1:05:32

Annette Carlin 1:30:07

60-64: Sylvia Guthrie 1:51:22

65 plus: Steve Horner 1:45:36

Race Director, Garry Haynes of Rugby Triathlon Club said: “We’ve had some very positive feedback about this inaugural Daventry Triathlon and the day went as smoothly as we hoped.

“I’d just like to recognise the support we’ve had from Daventry District Council, Daventry Leisure Centre, volunteers and all our commercial sponsors and supporters.

“Seeing so many new competitors to the sport was fantastic and we hope they’ve now got the bug to do some more triathlon races and maybe even another Daventry Triathlon next year.”

n If you are interested in taking part in triathlon more information concerning the club’s adult and junior sections can be found at www.rugbytriathlon.org.uk.