Race Report: Nuffield Health Triathlon
Created On: 29 May 2012
The temperature hit 30 degrees at Eton on Sunday May
27th and over 1,000 people completed the Nuffield Health
Triathlon Challenge under the sweltering skies. The ongoing
Olympic building works at Dorney Lake once again meant that the
bike course was slightly longer than normal.
The day kicked off with a Scootathlon and over 50 children from
4 to 8 years old joined in the fun with a scoot, cycle and
run. Following this, the Youth and Junior High Performance
Drafting races started with the 400m swim, 10.6km cycle and 2.5km
run for the 13-14 year olds. The scorching sunshine meant
that the lake was an almost tropical 19 degrees making wetsuits
optional - what a change from last weekend at Eton
SuperSprints! In the boy's race, Robert Hall was first to
take the honours in a time of 35:30. Chasing down his time in
the girl's race was Grace Cook who came in first in 35:32.
Next up taking on the same distances were the 15-16 year olds in
the Youth race and MaCauley Carline took the wining title in a very
impressive 30:08. Kate Curran was the winner in the female
race in 35:33. Finally, in the 17-19 year old Junior
race (750m swim, 21.2km cycle and 5km run) Beau Smith was first to
cross the line for the boys (1:00:09) and Sophie Coldwell was the
winner in the girls race (1:12:03).
Over in the adult triathlon, Timothy Male (Thames Turbo
Triathlon) raced home in a blistering time of 1:03:28 in the Sprint
distance (750m swim, 21.2km cycle, 5km run). First lady to
cross the line, Liz Pinches did the double for Thames Turbo
Triathlon at this distance (1:11:22). The 3Quarter distance
(1km swim, 31.8km cycle, 7.5km run) was won by Antony Dodson in a
very impressive 1:33:37 with Lauren Morris the winner for the
females (2:05:26). Finally, the Olympic distance (1500m swim,
42.4km cycle and 10krun) was won by Darren Treadaway (2:10:36) with
Helen Taylor as the first female (2:27:59).
Laura Kerby, Managing Director Consumer Fitness at Nuffield
Health commented, "The Nuffield Health Triathlon has been a great
success, with over 1,000 people taking part and many more people
out to lend their support and enjoy the sunshine! It just shows the
power of sport and the real sense of achievement that people gain
from reaching their goals. Nuffield Health are proud to support
people with their fitness challenges."
Human Race will be back at Dorney Lake in 2 weeks for the Super
Tri - the children's fun triathlon and the ever popular Shock
Absorber WomenOnly Triathlon.