Created On: 11 October 2011

Brackley 2011 - in article

One of the finest Autumn days was the perfect backdrop for the inaugral Brackley try-a-tri. 130 young and adult novice triathletes took to the water at Brackley Swimming Pool on Sunday 2nd October. Each age category competed in up to 3 per lane allowing for some tight competitive racing through-out the course. There followed a 200m run through to transition and a fast flat bike route.  

The Adult's Race was won by Martin Ash from Baines Racing, only 32 seconds ahead of novice athlete, Ross Wood. Helen Stewart was the first Lady, 6th overall, followed by Steph Elgey-Farmer, with Erika Karssiens only 3 seconds behind. Youth Boys race was a close contest with Ryan Woods from Northants Tri finishing 8 seconds ahead of second place Charlie Harris.

Competitors passed the finish line to the sound of live musics from 6 local bands playing a variety of musical tastes and there was plenty to keep both competitors and spectators entertained with a ANS Catering Services, sports therapy, trade stands courtesy of Baines Racing and The Swim Shed, and a free bouncy castle for the youngsters

Some comments from the event:

"What an outstanding event that was yesterday, we loved every minute of it and judging by everyone else we spoke with - they did too!"

"Thank you for organising such an enjoyable event. The kids are looking forward to returning next year. It's just a shame there aren't more children's events like it!"

"Thanks for what was a really well run and fun event

"Congratulations on a superb even yesterday - we had a thoroughly great time supporting and all the competitors / triathletes that we know who took part enjoyed it too. Well Done." 

"We thoroughly enjoyed it and the kids are already looking forward to next year. In fact, they wanted to know why there was only one in October!! Thank you!" 

"Really enjoyed the event - well organised - a great day - cracking weather too!"

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