TRIATHLON: Rugby Tri Club’s sprint in Daventry a great success

'Young and Old' from Rugby Triathlon Club receive their team prize
'Young and Old' from Rugby Triathlon Club receive their team prize

Perseverance, passion and a penguin were all on show at last Sunday’s Daventry Spring Triathlon, when 300 competitors took to the streets of the town and surrounding area.

Jack Bond took the overall men’s honours by completing the race the quickest in 59:17. Sally Boon, a triathlon novice, won the ladies race in an excellent time of 1:12:02 and Team Rugby Tri Young & Old won the relay competition in 1:02:27.

Councillor Alan Hills, Daventry District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community, Culture & Leisure said: “This second year has seen entry numbers rocket and I’m not surprised it’s an excellent race, well run and extremely friendly for novices and experienced athletes alike.”

Race Director Garry Haynes of Rugby Triathlon Club said: “We’re so pleased that the event went smoothly and that so many entrants enjoyed their experience - including the penguin! We’ve had great support again this year from Daventry District Council, Daventry Leisure Centre, volunteers and all our commercial sponsors and supporters. The smiles and positive comments we’ve received really makes organising this event worthwhile. We hope to see many back again in 2014.”

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

U18: Jack Bond 59:17; Emma Bond 1:18:26;

18-24 Joshua Newman 1:01:11; Sophie Gibbs 1:14:51.

25-29: Tom Greeves 1:00:57; Katherine Hodgson 1:12:38.

30-34: Kurt Hatwell 1:05:00; Verity Miles 1:15:58.

35-39: Matthew Clarke 1:03:00; Sally Boon 1:12:02.

40-44: Philip Wharton 1:04:38; Ros Goatly 1:13:25.

45-49: Simon Earley 1:06:39; Antoinette Kiely 1:18:42.

50-54: Rob Strachan 1:04:58; Lesley Levison 1:14:53.

55-59: Gary Nicholls 1:15:41; Sharon Fearn 1:19:12.

60-64: Tony Hoare 1:20:00; Erica Fisher 1:41:55.

Rugby Triathlon Club currently organises and promotes one triathlon race a year in Daventry. More information about the Daventry Triathlon and the club’s adult and junior sections can be found at

Daventry Sprint Triathlon 2013 3 - L to R Cllr Chris Long, Chairman of Daventry District Council, Team Rugby Tri Young & Old, Cllr Alan Hills.