Triathlon success for Bury St Edmunds!
Some 160 athletes swam, peddled and ran in and around Bury St Edmunds as the town’s triathlon festival returned on Sunday (11 August).
St Eds’ Tri – the Greene & Greene Triathlon Festival, saw athletes compete in their choice of Sprint or Sprint+ distance in triathlon and duathlon, with the aquathlon offering a chance for younger athletes to get involved too, all in aid of Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS).
Coming first in the Sprint tri to set a new course record for covering the 300-metre swim, 20km cycle and 5km run was Keith Marra, in one hour six minutes seven seconds. The first lady to cross the line was Melissa Coe in 1.18.05.
Covering double that distance in the Sprint+ and smashing the previous course record was Paul Ruffy, coming home in 2.08.54. Rosie Turner was the first lady to complete the distance in 2.36.13.
In the Sprint duathlon, Peter Kerry set a new course record of 1.08.19, with the leading lady Laura Mawditt in 1.31.43. In the Sprint+ race, Matthew Keeble led the way in 2.27.01, with a ladies’ course record set by Henrietta Ward finishing the distance in 3.34.51.
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HaverSports hosts first Fritton Lake Triathlon weekend
Over four hundred traithletes enjoyed an open water swim, a scenic bike ride along the Norfolk-Suffolk coast, and a woodland run as HaverSports hosted the Fritton Lake Triathlon festival for the first time!
The popular event, held at the picturesque Somerleyton Estate, offered the chance to compete in Sprint, Super Sprint and Standard distances, with some brave souls taking on the Triple Tri challenge to conquer all three in one weekend!
First home in Saturday (15 June) morning’s Sprint race was Callum Stedman in one hour four minutes 47 seconds, with the first woman across the line being Tilly Anema, completing the 750-metre swim, 20-kilometre bike ride and five km run in 1.09.54. That afternoon, the 400-metre swim, 14 km bike ride and three km run for the Super Sprint saw Toby Morrell cross the line first in 39.44, with the leading lady Jane Hannah in 46.25.
Sunday’s (16 June) Standard distance saw athletes tackle a 1.5km swim, followed by a 39km cycle and 10km run. Leading the way was Bruce Raeside in 2.04.51, while the award for first woman went to Sarah Osborne who finished in 2.26.50. Of those who completed all three events, the accolade for fastest male went to Chris Hall, with a total combined time of 3.51.52, with the gong for fastest female going to Jane Hannah, who went the distance in 4.29.19.