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.

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