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6th Jul, 2022

Top triathlon efforts in horrendous conditions

Liam Moakes 6th Oct, 2020

THERE was a good turnout from Stratford Triathlon Club members for the Stratford Triathlon and Warwickshire Triathlon event held at the leisure centre in horrid conditions on Sunday.

The wind and rain were particularly brutal during the cycling leg, although Vicky Sharpe raced later in the day and was lucky to miss most of the rain.

She was the first lady home for the Tri club, finishing 12th in the Female Sprint Triathlon in a brilliant time of 1:09:31 (swim 00:09:23, T1 00:01:55, cycle 00:36:01, T2 00:01:48, run 00:24:11).

Caroline Gionis was off early in the morning so had to contend with the worst of the weather but finished in 43rd place in a time of 1:10:26 (swim 00:08:24, T1 00:02:47, cycle 00:37:06, T2 00:01:33, run 00:26:36).

Philippa Sian, in only her second triathlon, finished in 55th place and said she was annoyed with herself for faffing about in transition as she actually shaved seven minutes off her combined times for the three disciplines from last year to finish in a time of 1:21:29 (swim 00:09:41, T1 00:03:21, cycle 00:38:33, T2 00:02:05, run 00:27:49).

It was Catherine Wiggins’ first ever sprint triathlon and she finished in 113th place. Despite the weather, she thoroughly enjoyed the well organised event.

Wiggins was still full of running as she crossed the finish line with a smile on her face in a time of 1:40:27 (swim 00:22:01, T1 00:01:55, cycle 00:41:54, T2 00:03:45, run 00:35:10).

James Purdy finished in 47th place in the Men’s Sprint, racing in torrential rain in a time of 1:06:53 (swim 00:07:46, T1 00:01:25, cycle 00:33:17, T2 00:01:08, run 00:23:17).

Paul Nash came home in 164th place in a time of 1:20:55 (swim 00:08:15, T1 00:03:53, cycle 00:32:36, T2 00:02:04, run 00:34:07).

The Male Sprint distance was won by Jake Fisher from Derby in a time of 00:56:02 and the Female Sprint distance was won by Rosie Fisher from Team Cherwell in a time of 00:57:08.


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