Skipton Triathlon in Association with Udo’s Choice Results
This early season event attracted a lot of interest with around 700 participants from across the north of England.
The Event was won by Alan Copland of team blackhawkbikes.com in a time of 1 hour 11 seconds. Alan was 6th out of the pool, 2nd fastest on the 20km bike leg and 9th fastest in the run to the finish line. Many congratulations to Alan. 2nd place was taken by Beau Smith of team Colt with Rodger Wilkins of Tri Clan coming in 3rd just 7 seconds behind Beau. The winning female was Jenny Latham from Leeds/Bradford Triathlon Club beating Team Fusion member, Georgie Rutherford by a narrow 7 seconds with a time of 1:07:47. Abey Lawrence from White Rose Triathletes came 3rd just 1 ½ minutes back.
In the other categories the winners where:
Matt Nuttall - Tri Clan - Male over 40’s - 1:02:23
Jo Short - Ryton Tri - Female over 40’s - 1:14:44
Martin Kerry - Tri Clan - Male over 50’s - 1:06:13
Christine Shouksmith - Female over 50’s - 1:19:34
Euan Hockey - Leeds/Bradford - Male Youth - 1:13:58
Paul Mathieson of Freebird Events told us they were "..delighted with the massive amount of positive feedback received following this early season event. The Skipton Triathlon, believed to be the largest pool based triathlon in the North of the country certainly captured people’s imagination. Competitors of all abilities took part in the sprint event and experienced a fantastic atmosphere. “It was great to see so many people enjoying themselves”.
The Udo's Choice Triathlon Race Series moves on to Driffield for the second Sprint event on 16 May. We will be there and will report back on what should be another great event for all levels of triathletes.