TRIATHLON: Bond fastest for second year running

Winner Jack Bond with Cllr Alan Hills and Rebecca Walsh, director Peak Performance
Winner Jack Bond with Cllr Alan Hills and Rebecca Walsh, director Peak Performance

Rugby Triathlon Club’s event in Daventry another success

Jack Bond triumphed at the third Daventry Sprint Triathlon at the weekend by taking the overall men’s honours for the second year running and winning his age group (U18), in a very fast 57:54.

Nicola Wood was the fastest lady, completing the 400m swim, 20k cycle and 5k run in 1:10:37. And the best relay team led by Marcia Archer turned in a time of 1:18:23.

Councillor Alan Hills, Daventry District Council’s Community, Culture & Leisure Portfolio Holder said: “This was another really fantastic triathlon and it was pleasing to see it so well supported.

“Not only am I pleased that it’s a Daventry racer who’s won, two years on the trot, but more importantly, that the race continues to grow in popularity.

“This event is a big boost for the town and helps to put us on the map.”

Race Director Garry Haynes of Rugby Triathlon Club said: “With a much larger field this year, we are proud that the event ran smoothly and that so many regulars and those new to triathlon enjoyed their experience.

“Thanks again to Daventry District Council, Daventry Leisure Centre, volunteers and all our sponsors and supporters for making this a great race.”

Age Group Winners for the Sprint Triathlon were: U18 Jack Bond 57:54;Emma Achurch 1:17:31.

18-24 Damien Dear 1:02:08; Emily Nash 1:13:21.

25-29 Matthew Glenn 1:03:31; Tasha Scott 1:19:20.

30-34 Andrew Siggers 58:07; Katherine Hodgson 1:11:03.

35-39 Jon Overman 1:02:06; Nicola Wood 1:10:37.

40-44 Steven Sirman 1:07:44; Corinna O’Connor 1:15:33.

45-49 Gary Waite 1:07:18; Marie Mcloughlin 1:17:57.

50-54 Mark Smith 1:11:54; Verna Burgess 1:17:03.

55-59 Brian Haycock 1:09:18; Annette Carlin 1:28:58.

60-64 Gary Nicholls 1:16:00; Lesley Pymm 1:36:06.

Congratulations also go to the five young triathletes from Rugby Junior Triathlon Club who held their own in their first ‘adult’ race:

James Webb 1:18:47; Luke Greenfield 1:16:07; Aiden McGuirk 1:10:51; Hannah Cooper 1:26:36; Emily Cooper 1:30:15.

Rugby Triathlon Club currently organises and promotes one triathlon race a year.

The race is suitable for novices and experienced competitors alike. More information about the Daventry Triathlon and the club’s adult and junior sections can be found at